outpost to experience the mountains closely. The adventure of the mountain huts and mountaineering began around the mid-nineteenth century. Wool jackets, leather studded boots, mules and alpenstocks accompany up to the tops of the first brave; Alagna turns, there are hotels and villas in the Art Nouveau style. The highlands changing huts and shelters and hotels are situated at high altitude with the powerful thrusts of the Italian Mountain Club section of Varallo, born in 1867. In 1876 the association built his first hut on the monte Rosa dedicated to Giovanni Gnifetti, the mountaineer abbot who first climbed the top of Monte Rosa. In 1893 was inaugurated the Margherita hut. In 1909 the hotel Stolemberg Grober located in Olen Pass. A
It’s been years since the first pioneering buildings: many changes and improvements to keep up with developments and technical innovations but constant remains the approach to the mountain and the respect for the environment. The mountain huts dispose downstream all waste they produce. The rates to customers are including the cost of transportation by helicopter of sewage and waste, the contribution of each to the environment. They are equipped with oil systems but 20 % of the electricity is produced by solar panels.
Opened since 1984, it is 3498 meters above sea level.
At the head of the glacial basin of Lys, at a height of 3637 m.
Margherita Mountain Hut
Capanna Margherita is the highest refuge in Europe.
Refuge Grande Halte
Originally it was built as a hotel in the ’900′s on the spacious high-lying areas.
Nestled in the valley of Rissuolo, in the beautiful Valle Vogna on the road to Corno Bianco.
Refuge Ospizio Sottile
The refuge Ospizio Sottile is located at 2480 meters of altitude on the “Valdobbia hill”.
Refuge Valle Vogna
Posto tappa del GTA, nel cuore della val Vogna a 1380 m.
in the heart of the Alta Valsesia Natural Park.
Refuge Barba Ferrero
Abbarbicato sulla sponda destra del torrente Flua.
Il rifugio Ferioli è una bella baita in pietra e legno sotto il colle Mud.
La Baita sociale inserita nel piccolo gruppo di case in pietra.
Refuge Zar Senni
The Refuge “Zar Senni”, situated in the splendid valley of Otro.