The climb to the Roof of Europe by the normal Italian route (via del Papa) is a unique and grandiose experience.
The greater commitment required compared to the French "sister" is amply rewarded by the isolation and extraordinary beauty of the places we will go through.
We start from Val Veny (Courmayeur) and in about 4-5 hours we reach the Gonella refuge (3,071m), where we will spend the night.
Departure at night, you go up a troubled glacier to the Piton des Italiens and then to the ridge you intercept the Arete des Bosses, the normal French route that you follow to the top.
Vertical drop: + 1800m
Round trip time: about 14-15 hours
The descent generally takes place along the normal French route passing through the Gouter refuge and then with a train you reach the Chamonix valley.
Return to Italy by bus and taxi.