From Cortaccio | Mountain hiking | Rifugio Al Legn | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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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 Cortaccio (Normal route) Rifugio Al Legn 1785 m

  • Difficulty
    T2
  • Ascent
    2:15 h, 740 m

The higher you get the better it is.

From the very beginning, it's possible to guess at the spectacular views awaiting you on this tour. And it doesn't disappoint: especially in the upper part you can hardly take it all in, with Lake Maggiore and all the mountains around.

Route description

Cortaccio – Rifugio Al Legn

From the car park (or possibly further down - parking at Pienizzo) head up to Cortaccio. A detour to the left leads to a traditional water pipe hewn out of the rock (Ai canalitt). Back on the main path, follow it up to Penseverone. Now there are two options: both are about the same length; the one on the right is steeper, but also more direct and more beautiful. It leads via Margozzone to P. 1454, then along Costa di Cembia, a striking ridge, up to the hut.

Additional information

Departure point

Cortaccio (1050 m)

Kleine Siedlung hoch über Brissago, über eine schmale und kurvenreiche Strasse zu erreichen. Kein öV, aber einige Taxiunternehmen in Brissago. (Die nächste Bushaltestelle ist Piodina Paese. Von dort zu Fuss rund 2 Stunden bis Cortaccio.)

Author

Marco Volken

Marco Volken is a freelance photographer and alpine journalist. He has co-authored numerous books on the Alpine region, including illustrated books, non-fiction books, hut guides, hiking and club guides, ski touring and climbing guidebooks.

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