Chalet de l'Épée Refuge

Rifugio Chalet de l'Épée is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 2.383m (7,818ft) above the sea level, located in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy.

Rifugio Chalet de l'Épée
Rifugio Chalet de l'Épée

The road to the hut is unpaved heading high into the mountains. 4x4 vehicle recommended. The road is usually impassable in winters. The refuge was built in 1988. Starting from the village of Bonne, the ascent is 12.0 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 567 meters. The average gradient is 4.72%.
Pic: Timo Koski