From Capanna Basòdino | Ski tour | Basòdino | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

Important notice for mountain sports enthusiasts

Covid certificate obligation in mountain huts

As of 13 September 2021, a valid Covid certificate must be presented for overnight stays and consumption inside mountain huts.

Disclaimer

Hiking or climbing on routes in alpine terrain requires good physical health, meticulous preparation and technical skills in mountain sports. The routes presented here are undertaken at one’s own risk. If you want to safely practice mountain sports, taking training courses run by experts is highly recommended by the SAC. All the contents of the SAC Route Portal are put together with utmost diligence. However, the Swiss Alpine Club and the authors cannot guarantee that the information provided here is up-do-date, correct and complete. Therefore, the SAC and the authors cannot be held liable for possible errors.

From Capanna Basòdino (Normal route) Basòdino 3272 m

  • Difficulty
    PD+
  • Ascent
    5 h, 1420 m
  • Descent
    1420 m
  • Exposure
    NE

The classic ascent is from Robièi and Capanna Basòdino SAC. It is a fairly easy tour, which is, however, affected by the shrinking of the glacier. Besides this route, there are a number of alternative itineraries. The access to the cabin is fairly complicated in winter. It is best to access it from Val Bedretto. Or one can wait for the aerial cableway to open in June, if there is still sufficient snow.

Route description

Capanna Basòdino – ski depot

From Capanna Basòdino (1856 m) in a valley with a creek follow the road westward to the summit station of the Robièi aerial cableway. Ascend on the right bank of the creek. After a first steep stretch the ascent flattens. You reach the cabins of Randinascia (2156 m). Now continue south-westward to reach Ghiacciaio del Basòdino, which you ascend until the foot of the summit structure. After negotiating a last east- and north-east-facing slope, leave the skis at a breach (ca. 3170 m) in the east ridge.

Ski depot – Basòdino summit

From the ski depot initially ascend a steep slope, then easy rocky passages to reach the summit. This is the easiest and most popular route. You can also reach the summit on the north-west ridge: leave the skis at the foot of the ridge and follow it by climbing the blocks (exposed).

Descent

On the ascent

Additional information

Departure and arrival point
Remarks

The snow-covered and rocky ridge is easy.

Route number

514a

Authors

Massimo Gabuzzi

Massimo Gabuzzi from Bellinzona practices all mountain sports, but he prefers racy descents in powder snow to laborious summer marches or long abseils ... The trained book printer has a great passion for mountain literature.

Giovanni Cavallero

Our recommendations

Locarno-Lugano - 1:50'000

Landeskarten

Locarno-Lugano - 1:50'000

Price CHF 25.00
Member price CHF 22.50
Skitouren Die klassischen Skitouren

Skitouren

Selection guide

Skitouren Die klassischen Skitouren

Price CHF 44.00
Member price CHF 34.00
Primo soccorso

Ausbildung

Primo soccorso

Price CHF 36.00
Member price CHF 29.00
Skitouren Glarus - St. Gallen - Appenzell

Skitouren

Skitouren Glarus - St. Gallen - Appenzell

Price CHF 44.00
Member price CHF 34.00
Tourenportal Jahres-Abo

Tourenportal Abonnemente

Tourenportal Jahres-Abo

Price CHF 42.00
Bergwandern von Hütte zu Hütte

Hütten

Bergwandern von Hütte zu Hütte

Price CHF 49.00
Member price CHF 39.00
SAC-Thermosflasche 0.5l

Outdoor

SAC-Thermosflasche 0.5l

Price CHF 49.00
Member price CHF 43.00
feedback