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Fopel -

First ascent: M. Galli & L. Bormolini 1994
By: Mario Sertori
Area: Central Alps, Group: Livigno Alps, Height: 1850 m, Country: Italy, Region: Lombardy

Very beautiful drip. Carefully analyse the thickness of the ice and, given its orientation, the temperature!

 

GETTING THERE

From Milan drive to Lecco and then Colico along the SS 36, then continue along the SS 38 to Bormio. From here take the SS 301 towards Livigno and the Foscagno Pass 2291 m.The Forcola pass which connects Valle di Livigno with Valle di Poschiavo is open from May to November only.

ACCESS

From Livigno drive to the border at Ponte del Gallo; after driving past the icefall Dardaglin on your left and driving through a long tunnel (the fourth) park by the bar Il Fopèl. The icefall is clearly visible on the rocks behind the bar, and is easily reached via the small gully. Depending on the season, the climb starts up a nice 10/12m free-standing drip (not visible from the car). This obviously avoids the first boring section of the walk-in (30 mins).

ROUTE

Climb up the first drip (if formed) and continue to the large wall and the second 50m pitch. This is comprised a 10/12 m high vertical icefall, followed by an easier angled section and a 12/15 m finishing drip.

DESCENT

Abseil down bolted belays to the right

NOTES

Map route 1

MAPS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Guidabook: Cascate. Alpi Centrali, Lombardia e Svizzera by Mario Sertori.
Map: Switzerland 1:25000 f.1258 La Stretta and f.1238 Piz Quattervals; Kompass 1:50.000 sheet n. 96 Bormio Livigno50/70 m (depending on how the first icefall forms)

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