HUT

HUT

HUT

COURMAYEUR MONT BLANC

“I not only seek difficulty from a climb but beautiful lines.”

Walter Bonatti

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“I not only seek difficulty from a climb but beautiful lines.”

Walter Bonatti

BENEATH THE GAZE
OF THE GREAT MOUNTAINS

SILENCE AND ALPINE SCENERY,
THE REST NO LONGER COUNTS

Here silence reigns supreme, broken only by the sounds of nature. In the distance stands magnificent Mont Blanc with its chain of peaks that embrace a wealth of heroic and adventurous mountaineering tales. Every year the numerous hikers, tourists and mountain lovers who come here from all over the world are swept away by this wonderful panorama. Thanks to its favourable position, the hut is a resting stop for hikers undertaking the Tour du Mont-Blanc or Alta Via 1, but it’s also a crossing point for various other itineraries.

Rifugio Bonatti - Courmayeur

AT BONATTI HUT

PLEASANT ascents through WOODLANDS, ALONG MOUNTAIN TORRENTS AND across VERDANT PLATEAUS

The best way to reach Bonatti Hut (2025 m) is via trail 28A. This leaves after the small wooden bridge at La Remisa, just above Lavachey (park only in permitted areas) and from here follow the signposts up through the woods to the hut.

It is an easy, panoramic walk affording a wonderful view of the valley below. On coming out of the woods, you can spot the hut to the right of the alpine meadows. The path continues from here without any particularly steep stretches, leading past several old farmsteads and a mountain stream only a few minutes before the hut.

An alternative route departs from the main road, just before the wooden bridge (signposted trail 28) and leads off to the left along a wide, undemanding forestry track through a larch wood. After a few minutes’ walk and the first bends, the gradient increases. Then, after about half an hour you come to the junction leading to the hut, at this point leave the dirt track that continues southwards (towards Sécheron) and take the path climbing to the foot of the last larch trees.

During the uphill walk, windows open up through the branches to reveal a lovely view of the Mont Blanc massif (4807 m), but this is revealed in all its splendour as soon as you come out of the forest, with unmistakable Aiguille Noire (3773 m) to the left.

To reach the hut during winter follow trail 28 that starts just before the small wooden bridge.

Rifugio Bonatti - Courmayeur
Rifugio Bonatti - Exterior
Rifugio Bonatti - Room