Frassati mountain hut - Walter Bonatti mountain hut

Courmayeur, Saint-Rhémy-En-Bosses

  • Alta Via no. 1
    Stage 16
  • Departure:
    Frassati mountain hut (2.540 m)
  • Arrival:
    Bonatti mountain hut (2.025 m)
  • Difference in level:
    +430 m -903 m
  • Ascent:
  • Duration coming back:
  • Trail sign:
    alta via 1
  • GPS tracks:
    GPX , KML

Description of the route

From the plain of Lake Merdeux the path rises through green meadows until it reaches a basin of rocky detritus below a picturesque jagged rocky ridge.
Having crossed the basin, a long diagonal stretch of path continues on to the left and, after a tight series of turns, passes the last steep stretch of rocky debris leading up to Col Malatrà.
The mid-slope descent through rocky boulders takes you eventually to several grassy ridges that lead down to a vast grassy plain, through which a torrent runs.
Following the stream to the right, the route leads across the whole plain to reach the summer pastures of Giué Superiore.
Having crossed the torrent to the left over a small wooden bridge, you arrive after a few metres of descent at the summer pastures of Malatrà Superiore.
From here, after a short distance, the route descends to the summer pastures of Malatrà Inferiore and Walter Bonatti mountain hut.


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley