Day 8 : Larche – Colle Del Maurin 18th June 2013

Slept well in the tent. Very quiet.no need ear plugs here.

Woke up 6:30am. Started ascent to Col de Sautron at 7:30am.

Is the grass greener in Italy ? Let ‘s go and checked it out.

Shortly after leaving Larche the Via Alpina leaves the GR5.

During WW2 1940 this place has been defended and fought for.

Torrent des rouchouses is flowing from Col de Sautron and nearby Col des Monges.

The plateau nearby the torrent des rouchouses is really green and peaceful now.

Reached Colle del Sautron 2687m at 10am. Little bit of snow both sides, few neves to cross or go around.

Stop for breakfast & drying tent on the way down to newly built Bivacco Danilo Sartore (great location)

It was open when i passed by it.

The way down to Chiappera goes by many laces. This side is full of stones & rocks…still beautiful & imposing surrondings peaks.

Rifugio campo base phone number changed +39 334 841 604

Arrived Chiappera 1660m at about 12:30am

Stopped for lunch at Rifugio Campo Base. Really nice place.

Daniela speaks French and cooked one of the best meal i had so far.
The quality/price ratio had really increased here in ITALY compared to Alpes Martimes where i have been disappointed by the value for money (lowest i have seen since ages) about food and accomodation

Rifugio campo base surely makes a great spot to stay overnight but i want to pass Colle del Maurin and reached that lake after the pass to camp overnight.

That is why i am doing my homework a little early today (half day had passed only) but i know no wifi will be available up there..Took loads of good pictures already..take a look & enjoy 🙂

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View of Larche village

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Bivacco danilo sartore

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Gelato & fruit by Campo Base Rifugio

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