It is a challenging trip, which, if done in a day, requires a good training, but offers really great satisfactions, both for the wild environment in the presence of the Cengalo and the Badile, and for the spectacular skiing. It can be evaluated as BSA (good ski-alpinist) because you have to climb the crevasses of the Vadrec of the Bondasca. The attached track describes a one-day ascent, but if you want to break it in two days you can sleep at the hut Sciora, well visible and signposted.
You reach Bondo (CH) coming from Chiavenna (SO) in the direction of Passo Maloja. You park near the church where there is a clearing.
From the parking area a toll road departs (toll machine) that almost reaches the Alpe Laret. However, the road is cleared late in the season... so we have made the walk.
You can take a shortcut, avoiding a long traverse and a sharp turn, just after a peculiar building
by going to the left
to finally join back the dirt road
All the necessary signposts are there
so you get to the Alpe Laret
You can already see in the distance a steep slope that you will have to go up
You are surrounded by awesome granite mountains
At last the destination appears
You go up between the Pizzo del Ferro Orientale and the Cima della Bondasca
Then, on easy rocks, you reach the top (careful, because there is room just for two)
You go down along the glacier
down to the Alpe di Laret and then further down to Bondo.
■ fb, 2014-04-09