DEPARTURE: Certosa di Pesio (859 m)

ALTITUDE: 1358 m




EXPO: Ascent W e N, descent S e W

It's a beautiful January Sunday morning that inaugurates one of the best trips in recent years. It starts from the Certosa di Pesio in an easterly direction taking the long but easy beech wood in the Vallone del Cavallo which accompanies us from the 859m of the Certosa up to 1700m where, thinning out, it leaves room for the generous slope that descends from the top of the Gardiola (1890m).

At this point we do not reach the top but when we cross the road we keep to the right along the long ridge that leads us to cross the Gias Mascarone, a ridge that acts as a watershed between the Ellero valley and the Pesio valley.

At the end of this long ridge we are Al Casino del Cars, a plateau that gives us untouched snow and a wonderful view.

At this point we find ourselves facing the first important wall of this trip which overlooks the Casino del Cars with a considerable slope.

Arrived at the top of the Carset (1965m) we are at the foot of the Cars which with its gentle profile and its many crosses welcomes us with a screaming snow. We attack it first by staying in the central valley and then by going up the north face, an easy and fairly safe inclined plane. Once out we keep to the right going up the ridge which takes us to the highest point, Cima del Cars at 2218m.

And now, after 4 hours of wonderful surroundings and suffering, the most enjoyable part of the trip is approaching… the descent! We start bombing down the south wall that leads to Colle di Serpentera. Beautiful slope for those who, like me, love steep slopes but unfortunately with the conditions of this crazy winter the snow was very little and in some places baked by the sun.

It doesn't matter because in a moment we are at the hill where, turning to the right, we take the ridge facing west and we find exactly what we were looking for, that cold and load-bearing flour that we haven't seen for a while! A long, wide slope, with a slope that is a little easy but very very fun which reaches up to Gias Madonna.

From there, taking the wood we arrive at Pian del Creus (1293m), a beautiful flat clearing surrounded by greenery! At the end of the plateau you enter the fir forest which, with a good slope, takes us to the dirt road at the bottom of the Vallone del Salto valley, which takes us to Pian delle Gorre (1032m). Continuing on the well-beaten cross-country track, you return to the Certosa di Pesio.

Buona Gita

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