/ Looking for a gear shop in the Badile/Bernina area
I'm planning a trip to the Badile/Bernina area in Switzerland. A friend who'll join me there will need to buy some gear (mountaineering shoes, crampons and perhaps some other items).
Could you recommend shops with a good selection that are within a reasonable driving distance? Equipment rental is also an option.
We will be driving in from Milano, so there or anywhere along the way (say, Lecco) will also be good.
There's gear shops in Chiavenna.
The best gear shop of which I am aware in Chiavenna is:-
Effe Tre Sport
Viale Consoli Chiavennaschi, 23022 Chiavenna SO, Italy
Lecco shops would have a bigger selection, though.
In Switzerland, the best shop in my experience is Govertical in Pontresina. That said, it is significantly more expensive than Italy - however, the service is great and it is run by guides who have a good awareness of equipment requirements. It is also the best place in the valley for conditions reports.
Hope this helps.
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