Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Friday, 8 August 2008

A Mountain Hotel

This is Rifugio Walter Bonatti - 2025 metres, only 10 years old.

What a contrast with manic Deffeyes.

The lady guardian here speaks little English but is most welcoming.

The veranda is sunny and warm.

The tea and chocolate truffle biscuits here are delicious.

There are no screaming children.

We were immediately given shower tokens.

We have a room for two.

Sue has been issued with very comfy red felt slippers.

Dinner is at 7.15, and there will be space for us!

The binoculars are useful here. We look up to Mont Blanc and across Val Ferret to the Grandes Jorasses.

Avalanches boom from that direction.

This must be one of the best places anywhere to enjoy a night in the mountains.

Where would you prefer to be tonight?

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1 comment:

Lighthiker said...

It's the name which makes the difference..it's the name. Walter Bonatti is a hero in Italy. Probably the equivalent to Chris Bonnington in the UK.

;-)
Roman