Pizzo Rossetto

Published by brunoz , 19 October 2009, 13h04.

Region: World » Switzerland » Tessin » Bellinzonese
Date of the hike:18 October 2009
Hiking grading: T1 - Valley hike
Geo-Tags: CH-TI   Gruppo Scopi 
Time: 3:30
Height gain: 425 m 1394 ft.
Height loss: 425 m 1394 ft.
Route:Anveuda - Cantonill - Pizzo Rossetto
Access to start point:From the [2] motorway (E35) you get out at the Biasca exit and drive along the Valle di Blenio direction Passo di Lucomagno; shortly after Olivone, at the tiny village of Piera, you turn right (indications to Dotra) and go up a steep and narrow road to Marzanei where you turn right again (indications to Anveuda) and after a couple of minutes you reach Anveuda.
Maps:CNS 1253 Olivone (1:25.000)

Pizzo Rossetto is a minor peak in the Blenio valley, above the town of Olivone. Nevertheless it's "central" position within the valley offers an 360° view over practically all surrounding mountains, provided weather assists (which was not exactly our case).
You start off from the tiny village of Anveuda. You first follow a  wide path heading north-east and after only a couple of minutes you find a sign indicating Cantonill; you follow it turning left a start ascending on a narrow path, also aided by some white-red-white signs. It never gets steep, so after maybe half-hour you will reach the ample saddle of Passo Cantonill. Here are more signs among which also a sign telling you that in order to reach Pizzo Rossetto you have to turn right. The path is always pretty evident and now heads south-east. We started encountering partially iced snow which required just some extra care to our steps. In a short while you will get to a flatty area and will finally see the summit of Pizzo Rossetto, very close indeed, so just a few more steps and you're there. Say half-hour from Cantonill and therefore an hour or so from Anveuda. Unfortunately we hit a freezing, windy and partially clouded morning so most of the view was precluded. Nevertheless the impressingly close Sosto was visible and the Luzzone lake too; also Matro and Pizzo Erra could be seen in the distance, but very little more. Rheinwaldhorn, Piz Terri, Scopi and a number of other "3.000s" were hidden by clouds. 
Throughout the hike our camera provided a balky performance getting most the images out of focus (too cold?).
We got back to Anveuda along the same route. All together you need maybe two hours to get to the summit and back to Anveuda but we made it in three-and-half hours by stopping at each and every flower, halting frequently to enjoy the views and lunching on the summit.
It's an extremely comfortable hike, problemless and absolutely danger-free.  

Hike partners: brunoz


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