/ Val de Mello / Bregaglia info please

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sparbus - on 27 Apr 2013
Heading for Val de Mello in early July and any tips people have would be appreciated. Principally -
1. If its too hot (I live in Scotland!) are there any areas of a more shaded aspect or higher crags / routes with reasonable access that you recommend.
2. What's the accommodation story - camping and bunkhouse.
3. Is there a guidebook and how useful is it.
Thanks
LukeO - on 27 Apr 2013
In reply to sparbus:

Quick reply, non exhaustive:
1. Low in the valley could be, but not necessarily. If too hot, head up to Gianetti or Allievi huts for sub alpine rock that would be perfect at that time of year. Watch out for afternoon storms in July and August.
2. Camping available in San Martino
3. You could start with Plaisir Sud, there are others. Try Versante Sud's Solo Granito.

Hope this helps.

L
HeMa on 28 Apr 2013
In reply to LukeO:

1 & 2, pretty much as Luke said.

For 3, there's also an older Val di Mello guidebook... Not sure if you can buy it, but you could loan it from Camping Ground Jack (if you stay there).
Rob Exile Ward on 28 Apr 2013
In reply to sparbus: Not been to Val di Mello but spent some time in Bregaglia. There's a great campsite in Vicosoprano, and there's a self-drive telepherique (really!) that takes you to the Albigna cirque, with loads of sub alpine routes do-able in teh day. Let Plaisir Sud be your friend...
mike kann - on 28 Apr 2013
In reply to LukeO: the best campsite is captain jacks in the valley itself. It's small, pretty quiet during the week, allows you to drive up the valley so you're closer to the climbing, you've got the bolder meadows right opposite, a bar 100 yards up the track... Bit basic facilities ... Take flip flops for the showers as they are metal grill floored and kill you feet... But cheap and good.
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sparbus - on 28 Apr 2013
In reply to sparbus: Thats great, thanks all.

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