After a few days in Valle d’Aosta, here we are enjoying one of the beauties of the entire Alpine chain, maybe of the world.
Today the Mont Blanc massif is definitely within everyone’s reach taking advantage of an incredible panoramic cable way that starts shortly after Courmayeur and reaches Punta Helbronner at of 3400 meters height.
The cable way car ride is divided into two sections (originally it was three parts) and I recommend to acclimatize and stop at the first level for a few hours and then climb the last step.
This is not a short climb but is definitely feasible to cover on foot in a the day starting from the trails at the bottom of the valley early in the morning. The sight and the spectacle will repay every effort.
This time was more than a walk, at least for a citizen. A climb of more than 1000 meters in altitude from Terme di Valdieri to Rifugio Morelli Buzzi, then further to Colletto del Chiapus at 2500 mt. and down to Rifugio Genoa at 2000 mt. Actually, at least with our own time, we walk from ten in the morning until eight in the evening, over fifteen kilometers.
And the next day, the same thing, back to Terme di Valdieri. The backpack was quite lightweight but I had with me my telephoto lens, ready to immortalize chamois and ibex.
Really spectacular, really nice places, passing by the marvelous Mount Argentera, kissed by a cool sunshine of September, the last few days before the winter closure of Alpine Refugees.
Finally some days of total relax, a beautiful hike in a place I know well, an opportunity to visit the Natural Park of Maritime Alps, the valley of Rio Freddo the huge mont Malinvern, the valley of Valscura.
A challenging two-day excursion walking with main stops in two different alpine refuges.
Despite the backpack weight problem, something have to carry all the time, I did not give up with the Canon 760D photo camera that thanks to the beautiful weather it really was worth to bring it.
I decided that I will repeat for sure similar excursions, in the Natural Park of Maritime Alps, the paths to be faced and the alpine refuges are certainly not lacking of photo opportunities.
An opportunity to visit Genoa, a city I obviously already knew, but I always look at it with pleasure. Genoa historic center and Genoa port are really interesting and offer countless attractions.
Aside from the famous aquarium to which you have to spend at least one full day, it is also interesting just turn around and get lost in the city center looking for a good focaccia.
The day was beautiful, the light was great, and for the first time I used my new Canon 760D that officially replaced the Canon 450D now retired after years of honored service.