Swiss Italian Border, elevated to 11,886 ft.

April 4, 2012

The weather was mixed the morning of the last day of Easter in Zermatt, so we decided to choose a “small” ski tour, starting at the top station of the Stockhorn installation, traversing Mt. Stockhorn and entering Mt. Torre di Castelfranco – a nice country border walk.

From the Swiss side you can enter Mt. Torre di Castelfranco easily by ski over an unsteep, friendly glacier. Arriving at it’s summit, you instantly hold your breath: The mountain’s flank at the italian side is steep, very steep.

The Alpe in the center is at 1’900m asl, the green bottom of the valley in the background is some 1’300m asl (village Macugnaga). From our peak of 3’623m, this makes for a 1’700m to 2’300m alt. difference.

 

 




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