Alpinism and Trail running around Cervinia

Fun weekend with Anna in Italy; we climbed Breithorn the fist day and ran around Valtournenche and Cervinia the second day. A good combo of 40km and +2200m in a very scenic place.

Matterhorn seen from Breithorn (© A. Gatta)
Matterhorn seen from Breithorn (© A. Gatta)

First day: we started from Testa Grigia and followed the normal route to the Eastern and central summits of Breithorn, 4164m.

View from the top of the Eastern summit of Breithorn, Central behind (© P. Gatta)
View from the top of the Eastern summit of Breithorn, Central behind (© P. Gatta)

The round trip is about 11km, +800m/-800m.

Climbers on the Central summit of Breithorn, Liskam behind (© P. Gatta)
Climbers on the Central summit of Breithorn, Liskam behind (© P. Gatta)

Polux and Castor (© P. Gatta)
Polux and Castor (© P. Gatta)

Second day: we ran along the trail Number 65, starting at Perrerès, above Valtournanche and doing a loop above Cervinia.

Tza Grillon, above Perrerès (© P. Gatta)
Tza Grillon, above Perrerès (© P. Gatta)

The full loop is around 28km, +1400m/-1400m.

Tza Grillon, above Perrerès (© P. Gatta)
Tza Grillon, above Perrerès (© P. Gatta)

Lago Goillet (© P. Gatta)
Lago Goillet (© P. Gatta)

On the way to Alp Bayette (© A. Gatta)
On the way to Alp Bayette (© A. Gatta)

Overall the trail is excellent and very well marked.

On the way to Alp Bayette (© A. Gatta)
On the way to Alp Bayette (© A. Gatta)

Alps Cors (© A. Gatta)
Alps Cors (© A. Gatta)

Close to Oriondè hut (© A. Gatta)
Close to Oriondè hut (© A. Gatta)

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