Bosco / Gurin 3

July 28th

Itinerary:  Rifugio Piano delle Creste – Colle Crosa – Pizzo Cazzòla (2756 m) – Capanna Grossalp (Bosco / Gurin)

Distance:  13,0 km
Time:  8 hours 15 minutes (including 45 minutes for stops)
Vertical distance:  990 m uphill;  1190 m downhill

The endless boulder fields got me in the end!  Somehow I injured my left knee and the last hour or so down to the hut were slow and painful.

Nona met us at the hut.  She had brought my car (and the two-seater kayak) round from Airolo to Bosco / Gurin and walked the 700 m height difference to the hut with food for us.

Bosco / Gurin is a German-speaking enclave in Ticino.  They speak an upper Valais dialect.


In a boulder field


3 thoughts on “Bosco / Gurin

  • Rolf Roschnik

    Hi Rupert,
    my statistics for 54 days show
    more than 1000km behind you
    about 50.000m up and
    about 350 hrs moving.
    Love Rolf

  • Tardy Pierre-Alain

    Développé sur une carte de géographie, la distance de votre périple est équivalente à celle de Genève à St-Jacques-de-Compostelle, que j’ai effectuée arrivé à la retraite en 2009. J’ai parcouru 1962 km depuis mon domicile de St-Prex VD. Bravo pour vos performances !
    Avec mes meilleures salutations. Pierre-A. Tardy

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