Lago Maggiore gets closer 1

July 30th

Itinerary:  Cimalmotto – Passo della Cavegna – Capanna Alpe Arena – Passo del Bùsan – Pilone (2192 m) – Capanna Alpe Saléi (above Comologno)

Distance: 21,2 km
Time: 9 hours (including 45 minutes for the stops)
Vertical distance:  1480 m uphill;  1140m downhill

Left Munt la Reita agroturismo at 8.20 a.m. with Peter, me with two ski sticks and an elastic bandage around my knee.  A bit slow going downhill on stony paths, otherwise OK.  Lost half an hour when we lost the red/white markings but were saved by the GPS!  Sunny weather mainly, some clouds.  From Passo del Bùsan (2006 m) had first view of Lago Maggiore (and Locarno)!  Quite an emotional moment.

Nona drove the car round to Comologno and walked up 700 m to the Saléi Hut to meet us, also bought some Perskindol for me.


At the Cavegna Pass


One thought on “Lago Maggiore gets closer

  • nona

    You are doing terrificly Rupert and I hope your whole trip is successful and your knee is OK and you continue to have a grand time with your
    wonderful adventure and get to enjoy Peter’s comaraderie for next 3 weeks.


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