From My Video Production by Igor:
Alpe Devero (1630).
Elevation gain: 700 m.
Rise Time: 2:30 am
period: December - early April.
IGC No. 11, Domodossola and Pomatt, scale 1:50000
Monte Cazzola, although the low elevation is the most popular mountain resorts of the underlying ' Alpe Devero. Note to ski which settled the north-east.
E 'located the group of the Alps of Monte Leone, in addition to offering a wonderful view on all the major summits of the group, the ascent route, which takes place in the Valley of Misanco, is known for its beauty that offers impressive views of the ridges the Corner - Helsenhorn and its characteristic views offered by a beautiful forest of conifers.
Access automotive. From
Gravellona Toce, follow the highway until the exit for the Valleys and Antigorio Formazza.
Continue Crodo and Baceno, Baceno to turn left and reach Goglio.
E 'can get Alpe Devero taking advantage of the road that starts from the central Enel ask where a parking fee.
After parking the vehicle in the parking lots as far upstream as possible we start immediately with skis on their feet between the houses of the Alpe Devero towards the other huts that form the center of Piedimonte, where the ski resorts are also located in the area . Today the avalanche report, in this mountain range overlooking the red, a strong risk caused mainly by carrying over from the wind, not to give up the Sunday outing, we chose the Monte Cazzola, because given his path that starts from a dense forest of conifers to finish resting on the slopes to the summit, is one of the trips so-called "safe".
Pass the ski slopes, go on a private road and cross a bridge over the stream. Followed for a distance up the creek on the trail of the route in summer.
Enter the dense forest, which for the first part along with some difficulty up to the Alpe Misanco.
Dall'alpeggio located at the center of the valley to the south follow the sparse wood and the next large slope to the plateau at the base of the last stretch.
Descend slightly and follow the final slope leading to the flat top, which is located on a metal cross. The descent
it can perform for the same route though, the end of the forest is quite insidious. Or you can see below the plateau on the right (east), a ski lift slope, so you can easily get off the beaten track Alpe Devero.
Fontana Alpe Devero ice.
Piedimonte seen from the forest above.
At the thick larch.
Igor all’Alpe Misanco.
I pendii tenuei prima dell’ultima tratta.
L’ultimo pendio su cui sono evidenti i solchi lasciati dal vento annunciati dalle precedenti previsioni.
La piatta cima del Monte Cazzola.
Enzo, Igor e Carlo alla croce sul Monte Cazzola.