Mario Gontier Bivouac
Description of the route
Altitude: 2,310 m
Location: Grand Nomenon
Sleeping places: 6 – (emergency shelter not equipped under the roof)
Open: pick up keys up by the Gontier family tel. +39 0165 902259 or mob. +39 338 1771841 (after 3pm)
Trail sign: 5
Ascent: 3h30 from Vieyes
Coordinates UTM -WGS84: EAST 364173
Coordinates UTM – WGS84: NORTH 5053888
The bivouac, inaugurated in 1985, is dedicated to Mario Gontier, a mountaineer from Aymavilles who died in 1983.
From Vieyes, follow the path n. 5 that goes up through the woods towards the houses of Plan Pessey until you reach the crossroad in direction of Becca Plana pass and Arpissonnet. Continue straight ahead, keeping to the side of the torrent until you pass some abandoned cottages and have to cross the torrent towards the houses of Petit Nomenon. Cross the torrent on the wooden footbridge and, continue going up alongside the torrent until you reach the Grand Nomenon mountain pasture, where the bivouac is located.
Equipment: Bunk beds, matresses, blankets, kitchen appliances, wooden stove.