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Bosco Gurin – Val Bedretto ski touring 4-day traverse

Experience 4 amazing ski touring days across Val Caldeggia and Antabia, from Bosco-Gurin to Val Bedretto, with Luca, IFMGA certified mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration4 days
Offer periodMar
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Join me on this 4-day traverse across Val Caldeggia and Antabia. This program from Bosco Gurin to Val Bedretto is a fantastic ski touring experience on the Alps. Join me this winter.

This program includes a variety of landscapes and terrain types, from steep slopes to wild descents, going along glaciers and lakes.

On the first day, I will meet you at Bosco-Gurin at 2.45 pm. After that, I will guide you on a short ascent to the Grossalp hut. Next day, we will ascend to the Bocchetta di Formazzöo (2,672 m) and later go on a long and wild descent on the northern slope until we reach Gradisc (1,703 m). At this point we will find ourselves at the very heart of Val Caldeggia. This day will also include going by the Crosa lake, until we reach the Cresta Plane hut (2,108 m).

On Day 3 we will ascend to the Basodino summit (3,272 m). After descending across the southern slope, and downhill the north side of the glacier, we will arrive at the Basodino hut for the last night of the program.

Finally, the last day of the program will takes us north, where we will reach the Cavagnöo glacier and the Marchhorn peak (2,962 m). For our descent in Val Bedretto, the route will be chosen according to the conditions of the time. The program will finish on our arrival in Ronco, at around 3.30 pm.

Except for the first day – in which there is a 1 hour ascent – the activity for days 2 to 4 is between 6 and 8 hours (ascents and descents combined, minus breaks). Groups for this program are between 3 and 5 guests.

Ready for this Bosco Gurin – Val Bedretto ski touring 4-day traverse? Request your booking! If you are interested in shorter ski touring options, check out Guided ski touring in the Ticino area and Alpe Sangiatto and Pizzo Bandiera ski touring.

Accommodation

Mountain huts

Meeting point

2.45 pm at Bosco-Gurin

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Itinerary

Day 1: Ascento to the Grossalp hut

  • 2.45 pm: Meeting at Bosco-Urin
  • Short ascent to the Grossalp mountain hut
  • 1 hour ascent (without breaks), 400 m

Day 2: Bocchetta di Formazzöo - Gradisc - Cresta Plane hut

  • Ascent to Bocchetta di Formazzöo (2,672 m)
  • Long and wild descent to Gradisc (1,703 m), Val Calneggia
  • Ascent along the Crosa lake (2,465 m)
  • Descent towards the Cresta Plane hut (2,108 m)
  • Total ascent/descent time: 8 hours
  • Ascent: 1500 m / Descent: 1300 m

Day 3: Basodino summit - Basodino hut

  • Ascent to Basodino summit (3,272 m)
  • Descent to Basodino hut
  • Total ascent/descent time: 6 hours
  • Ascent: 1100 m / Descent: 1400 m

Day 4: Lake Matrögn - Cavagnöo - Marchhorn - Val Bedretto

  • Ascent to Lake Matrögn (2,450 m)
  • Ascent to the Cavagnöo glacier and the Marchhorn peak (2,962 m)
  • Descent across Val Bedretto (route to be chosen according to conditions)
  • Total ascent/descent time: 6 hours
  • Ascent: 1,100 m / Descent: 1,400 m


About the guide

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I was born in 1988. Thanks to my parents, I learned to live and love the mountains. Already at 16, at my hometown Ticino, I started practicing mountaineering and other activities with my friends. Creativity reigned in every tour we went on.

Later, I developed my ski mountaineering and climbing techniques at the Alpine Club (Lugano). In 2008, I moved to Switzerland to complete my studies. I got my Biology Degree (2011) in Basel and my Master's in Neuroscience (2013) in Zurich. Yet, my love for the mountain remained alive and strong all along. This helped me take the next step: my training as an Alpine Guide.

I like to take my guests on a variety of activities. I mainly focus on wild and little known spots, as well as in niche activities like traditional climbing, which is based on the use of natural protections alone. My personal favorites? Long-climbing and exploration ski-mountaineering. I also offer hikes on the wild Ticino mountains, Val Varzasca or Val Bavona. In the summer season, I recommend the High Way of the Verzasca for a long excursion, or a less crowded peak of the Bernese Alps, to enjoy nature away from the most popular spots.

Overall, respect for nature is central to all my activities on the mountain. I am a big believer in diving into nature fully, to achieve a boost of positive energy and well-being, and get to know the mountain through sports, nature and culture.


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Prices per person

Group of 3

CHF 897 each

Group of 4

CHF 897 each

Group of 5

CHF 897 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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