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Trekking to Zamboni Zappa mountain hut

Pecetto - Burki alp - Belvedere glacier

Val D'Ossola - Valle Anzasca

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length icon Length:
7 Km
time icon Our time:
4h30' walking
climb icon Total climb:
750 mt
height icon Min and max height:
1370 mt - 2070 mt
track there and back icon Type of track:
there and back
surface icon Surface:
dirt road - trail - stones
panorama icon Panorama:
mountains - glacier
coverage icon Cell network coverage:
winter icon Traced in winter:
bike icon Traced by bike:

In 1884, a group of friends from Milan share a passion for mountain walks, so they gather and for the Società Escursionisti Milanesi (hikers club of Milan), also called “Gamba bona” (good leg in dialect). They aim at making mountain hikes more popular. In 1919 they had already built two mountain huts, and thanks to Rodolfo Zamboni’s inheritance they built the third mountain hut in 1924: the Zamboni on Pedriola alp, at Monte Rosa’s base. They later realized they needed to expand the mountain hut, since the number of visitors was increasing. So, in 1953, a new building was created, next to the old one, and it was dedicated to their partner Mario Zappa, hence the name: Zamboni-Zappa mountain hut.
The climb to the mountain hut starts from Pecetto, along the dirt road until Burki alp, where the trail reaches and crosses the Belvedere glacier, an Alpine glacier that is moving since 2001. The upper glaciers of Monte Rosa feed the Belvedere, giving birth to the glacial flood that pushes the mass of ice down to valley.
Coming back the chair lift of Belvedere can be taken to go down to Pecetto.

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