Maps and Routes to reach the Hut
Mario del Grande  e   Remo Camerini


Rifugio visto da Chiareggio

Mappa Rifugio Minima
Lombardia

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ACCESS PATH
From Chiesa Valmalenco, follow the signs for Chiareggio.
After reaching St. Joseph (church and village), continue towards the upper valley until you reach Chiareggio. The car can be left either at the beginning of the village before the "Genziana" hotel, or at the end of the village, after "Pian del Lupo", along the Mallero river. In the first case, you will have to walk about 20 minutes to reach the starting place of the paths; if it is your first time in Chiareggio this walk through the village is quite recommended. The path to the refuge starts at the parking along the river, at the end of the village. After leaving the car in the parking you have to walk along the river following the directions for Forbicine. In the wood keep your right until you reach a little bridge on your right and cross it. At the end of the bridge you will find the signs for several refuges. From this point you can choose 3 different paths.

Route n. 1 "Vazzeda Path"
Difficulty Easy, during the summer pay attention in case of steams in full or late thaw
Time 3:00 h
Signs Triangle signs and yellow stickers
Difference in height 1000mt
Description After the bridge follow the sign for Alpe Vazzeda (Superiore and Inferiore). The path enters into the wood. After crossing a wooden bridge you arrive at Alpe Vazzeda Inferiore. From here follow the path until you get to Alpe Vazzeda Superiore (ignore and do not follow the white / blue signs which lead to Forno Hut in Switzerland). From here keep walking, and then at the top of the slope you will find the refuge after having crossed a lot of steams.
Route n. 2 "Val Sissone Path"
Difficulty Easy, during the summer pay attention in case of steams in full or late thaw.
Time 4:30 h
Signs Triangle signs and yellow stickers.
Difference in height 1000mt
Description After the bridge follow the signs to the Tartaglione hut, after passing Forbicine follow the yellow marks and triangles of the Altavia. The path has ups and downs along the beautiful Val Sissone. Near to the Disgrazia glacier turn in north-west direction. You have to climb a steep slope till the little Sissone di Dentro hut and keep walking until Passo Di Dentro Sissone. The path goes down into the valley under the Cima Vazzeda. Pass over a ridge than turns north until you arrive under the hut (short 1st grade climbing).
Route n. 3 "Direct Path"
Difficulty It's the most difficult. Not recommended for those who want to enjoy the view, it is more a "service" access. Pay attention: it's not well signed.
Time 2:30h - 3:00h
Signs Triangle signs and yellow stickers of the AltaVia, deviation indicated by a metal sign with white / red CAI flag.
Difference in height 1000mt
Description After the bridge follow the signs to the Tartaglione hut, after passing Forbicine follow the yellow marks and triangles of the Altavia. After some ups and downs you come to the deviation (CAI metal sign). The path climbs through the wood and then into a rocky canyon gully (note: when you are halfway in the canyon the path exits turning left). You get to a group of huts in a field (Alpe Sissone). From here you can see the refuge, be careful because from now on there are no marks. Here you get to the same path of Valle Sissone (short 1st grade climbing).