The inhumane climb to Rifugio Angelo Bosi al Monte Piana with 29% ramps
Rifugio Angelo Bosi al Monte Piana is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 2.212m (7,257ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of Belluno, in northeastern Italy.
Tucked away in the Dolomite Alps mountain range, the road to the alpine hut is partly paved. It’s an old military road, very narrow and steep. The road was resurfaced in 1998 and is located near the famous Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Even if the new road is very fine and apart from two short flat stretches totally asphalted, there are asphalted ramps at 29% with thick layers of gravel on it (outside the wheel tracks).
Located on the southern side of Monte Piana, the road is totally closed to private vehicles (only local taxis) but open to bikes. This area was theater of conflicts between Italian and austro-Hungarian troops during World War I. Monte Piana has many relics from the first world war and is a popular place to visit by tourists. The hut is named after Maggiore Angelo Bosi, a hero of the italian army killed on july 17, 1915.
Pic: Giovanni Malinverni