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Monte Resegone: an alternative route

Monte Resegone, an alternative circular route suitable only for expert hikers. Spectacular trekking on Lake Como.
Mount Resegone

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Monte Resegone: an alternative circular route

The circular route towards Mount Resegone that we propose today is a real "gem", however only suitable for expert hikers .

In fact, in addition to being a tour that requires a fair amount of physical effort due to development and difference in altitude, in some sections the paths are technical, require the use of chains, and are exposed.

However, we assure you that all the effort will be rewarded by the breathtaking views of the Lecco branch of Lake Como and its mountains, and that you will be lucky enough to share them with a few other people.

After leaving the car near the Manzoni hospital in Lecco (thus avoiding the chaos of the Piazzale dei Piani d'Erna), we walk towards Via alla Rovinata, in the Germanedo district, and follow the signs that first lead to Neguggio ( from which there is already a crazy view of Mount Resegone ) and then to Campo De Boi.

Up to here the walk is very simple and accessible to everyone, absolutely recommended even in autumn as it is perfect for a chestnut.

Photo by Cristina Pozzi – Larius Way Creator

Monte Magnodeno, a stop on this itinerary

We then continue towards Monte Magnodeno (1,241 m): the path begins to be steeper, but without particular technical difficulties, with the exception of the very last stretch before the summit, where you will have to overcome some easy rocks with the help of chains.

What about the view from the Magnodeno cross? We leave you a photo that needs no further comments:

Photo by Cristina Pozzi – Larius Way Creator

Towards Mount Resegone and the Azzoni Refuge

Now we retrace the last part of the path that took us to the summit, and continue towards the Cresta della Giumenta (the signs are always clearly present), an equipped path (n. 23) that connects the Magnodeno to the Foo Pass.

Now comes the most adrenaline-filled part of our circular tour: we climb up easy rocks (always with the aid of chains), quite exposed in some points, until we first reach the cross located at the highest point of the ridge, then the Hut Ghislandi and finally to the Capanna Alpinisti Monzesi.

If you suffer from vertigo or otherwise don't feel like walking along the ridge, you can follow along path no. 24 .

From the Monzesi Alpinisti Hut, and we walk along path 11 , which leads to the summit of Monte Resegone (1,860 m) passing through the Valnegra canal.

The first part of the trail is very pleasant and the landscape is remarkable; the last part, however, is quite steep and on "scrap" (let's say that going downhill is not particularly advisable).

In addition to a photo with the summit cross on Mount Resegone Azzoni Refuge cannot be missed .

Photo by Cristina Pozzi – Larius Way Creator

In conclusion

For the descent we opted for the classic path 1 (we didn't pass through Piani d'Erna, but if you want to extend the tour further you can take the detour), passing the Stoppani refuge and the Costa huts.

Before arriving at the cable car square we diverted to the left taking the path that leads towards Campo de Boi: from the gate behind the college we then went down to the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Rovinata, and we finally arrived at the car following the mule track of the Via Crucis.

We thank the author of the article Cristina Pozzi , our super Creator.

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