/ Looking for a gear shop in the Badile/Bernina area

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chai on 11 Apr 2012 - 70.50.129.186 whois?
Hi,
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.

Thanks!
Chai
Richard Alderton - on 11 Apr 2012
In reply to chai:

There's a Decathlon in Milan, which should have everything you need. I'm sure there are others too.

http://www.decathlon.it
Solaris - on 11 Apr 2012
In reply to chai:

There's gear shops in Chiavenna.
BenTiffin - on 12 Apr 2012
In reply to chai: There were shops in St Morritz in 2003.
Ken Applegate - on 12 Apr 2012
In reply to chai: There are a few in Pontresina.
LukeO - on 12 Apr 2012
In reply to chai:

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.

L
chai on 12 Apr 2012 - 70.50.129.186 whois?
Thanks a bunch for the info, everyone!

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