Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II

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Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II
Refuge Victor-Emmanuel II
CAI Hut  Category  C
Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II Refuge Victor-Emmanuel II
Mountain range Graian Alps
Regions Gran Paradiso National Park
Geographical location: 45 ° 30 '45.3 "  N , 7 ° 13' 46.3"  E Coordinates: 45 ° 30 '45.3 "  N , 7 ° 13' 46.3"  E
Altitude 2732  m slm
Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II (Aosta Valley)
Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II
owner Italian Alpine Club
Built 1884; Rebuilding: 1910; New building: 1954
Construction type hut
Usual opening times Mid-March to mid-May, mid-June to mid-September
accommodation 0 beds, 104  camps , 48 emergency camps
Winter room 48  bearings
Web link Homepage

The Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II (Italian) or Refuge Victor-Emmanuel II (French) is a refuge of the Turin section of the Italian Alpine Club and is located in the Graian Alps at an altitude of 2732  m. It is named after the Italian King Victor Emmanuel II. In 1854 he acquired the area of ​​today's Gran Paradiso National Park as a hunting ground and guarded it closely, thereby helping to protect the ibex .

The hut is located on the east side of the Valsavarenche valley on the Montcorvé plateau by a small lake. Its design is reminiscent of an “airship hall”, a half-ton with an aluminum roof. This hut and the Chabod-Shutzhütte a little further north are the most frequently used bases for climbing the Gran Paradiso .


The original hut was built in 1884 and rebuilt and expanded in 1910. In 1954 a new hut was built just below, which in turn was expanded and rebuilt in 1963. The old hut still exists and serves as winter quarters and emergency camp . New and old hut have the same name and both belong to the Turin section of the CAI.


The climb to the hut begins in Pont, a district of Valsavarenche , at the end of the road through the Valsavarenche valley. First it goes further into the valley in a southerly direction. Soon after a stream descending in waterfalls, the path leads east up the slope, first through light forest, later over meadows and moraine terrain . For the ascent from Pont, which does not show any technical difficulties, 2½ hours are estimated.

Tour possibilities

The following peaks can be reached from the hut:

Web links

Commons : Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. www.world-of-animals.de: Ibex