|La Tresenta and Ciarforon over Lago Rosset|
|High level route To Alpage Bassey|
The final section up to Col Rosset (3023m) was steep and it started to gently snow as we reached the top. I had use my spare socks as gloves. The descent into Vallone della Gran Vaudalaz was very steep, on frozen gravel that some might find quite intimidating.
|View down Val di Rhemes|
We followed the route 12 down to Alpage la Grande Vaudala (2338m) then turned onto route 13a for a while before turning left onto a higher level route leading to Alpage Bassey. Again it was abondoned but in excellent condition witha turf covered roof making it invisible from above. From here we headed down into the main valley to Rifugio Benevolo (2285m). This was a large refuge with a modern extension. We had a room to ourselves with a double bed on the floor of the attic up a vertical ladder.
We sat with four Glaswegians at meal time and enjoyed exchanging holiday stories. We ate endless supplies of soup, chicken and mash. Lindsey had cheese and mash as a vegetarian alternative. The desert was Creme caramel. This was quite a disappointing meal especially the vegetarian option. Tea cost 5euros for a jug!
Breakfast include cereals bread and jam.