Moving time  4 hours 45 minutes

Time  6 hours 31 minutes

Coordinates 2195

Uploaded September 8, 2019

Recorded September 2019

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near Gressoney-La-Trinitè, Valle d’Aosta (Italia)

We started our 4th day by crossing the river and following the trail number 9 to Stafal. The walk is beautiful next to the Lys river following the "Sentieri del Lys". We reached Stafal after a 5 km-walk and around 200 m ascent. You can refill your water bags or bottles at Stafal (check waypoint). Cross the bridge and search for the 7C trail leading to Colle della Salza (2890 m). We choosed this variante of the TMR because it is more scenic and it crosses a high mountain pass. The trail heads up north with superb views of the Lys glacier, then east (7 C) into the Salza valley (the trail 7 continues north). The ascent to Colle della Salza is long and physically demanding but the sceneries are breathtaking. The final climb to the Col (last 100 m of ascent) is slippery in wet weather. We had a mix of snow and icy mud. The arrival to the Col is rewarding. You will have magnificent views from both sides. From the col, we started our descent to Orestes Hütte reached in about 45 min. It usually takes less time (30 to 35 min) but we stopped to take photos of a group of Ibex and many marmottes. Meeting the Ibex was the reward after the long climb! By the time we arrived to Orestes Hütte, the weather changed from cloudy to snowy. This beautiful private hut is dedicated to the memory of a renowned alpinist, Oreste Squinobal (1942-2004). It offers the comfort of a good hotel with excellent food at the altitude of 2600 m. The price for a half board stay is 95 euros per person in a double room with private bathroom or 69 euros per person with shared facilities. Some luxury doesn't harm when you are sweating the whole day!
Bridge

Crossing to other side of river

Waypoint

Beautiful trail next to the river

River

Lys river

Photo

Turn around the house

Intersection

Go right next to hous3

Follow trail 9
Waypoint

Orsia town

Bridge

Bridge

Waypoint

Sentier de Lys

Waypoint

Stafal - Gabiet lift station

1825 m
Waypoint

Stafal

fountain

Fountain

Intersection

Follow 7C to Colle Salza

panorama

On the way up

Intersection

Follow 7C to the right

panorama

Panorama

Shelter

Salza inferior

panorama

Panorama

Waypoint

Approaching the Col

Waypoint

Plateau

Waypoint

Last push to the col Salza

Waypoint

Slippery ascent

Mountain pass

Colle Salza 2882 m

Intersection

Follow 6B to Orestes Hutte

Photo

Meet the Ibex!

Intersection

Follow 6B to the hut

panorama

Panorama

Photo

Orestes hutte

3 comments

  • Photo of rana lonnen

    rana lonnen Sep 8, 2019

    Sounds like an amazing day! I can’t wait to do it one day .. the ibex meeting was the icing on the cake!

  • Photo of ala.jadooa

    ala.jadooa Sep 10, 2019

    Why not! If you can afford it, engulfed yourself into this pleasure 😊😊

  • Photo of mehdi.tabibvand

    mehdi.tabibvand Feb 26, 2020

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