Description of the route
Altitude: 3,320 m
Location: Cresta Ovest (west ridge) of Punta Bianca della Grivola mountain.
Sleeping places: 12
Open: Always open
Difficulty: EE/EEA depending on the trail conditions
Trail sign: AV2/10, 11A, no signs in the last stretch
Ascent: 4h30 from Eaux Rousses (1658 m) / 4h15 from Tignet (1664 m)
Coordinates: UTM-WGS84: E 363175,11 N 5049468,4
The bivouac, inaugurated on 27th June 2010, is dedicated to the memory of the Valsavarenche mountain guides.
From Eaux-Rousses, cross the bridge over the Savara torrent and follow path AV2 that winds its way into the woods climbing up a series of wide bends and after a flat stretch comes out of the woods to reach the pasture of Levionaz Inferiore.
It’s also possible to reach the pasture leaving from Tignet. Take path n.10 behind the houses towards the waterfalls and go up through the woods heading to Col Lauson.
From the pasture of Levionaz Inferiore and the park rangers’ house (from here looking up on the ridge you can already see the small hunting lodge) the itinerary AV2 continues in the valley on a long plateau. After a few hundred metres, path 11A goes off to the left (be careful, the junction is badly signposted) to reach the foot of a very steep slope. The trail climbs steeply and after a long traverse, it crosses two streams to reach the small hunting lodge. Go slight down, cross another couloir and then up again as far as a flat rock with two cairns and a yellow direction pointer. Turn right, abandon the marked path to follow only traces of path and cairns to reach the bivouac (Difficulty: EEA). This last stretch is characterized by stone and debris couloirs, ridge passages and rock jumps.
Equipment: beds, mattresses, blankets.