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Barba Ferrero Hut

Elevation 2247 slm
Alpe Vigne Superiore - Alagna Valsesia

Capacity 12 - In winter: yes - 4 beds in the winter room

The WINTER ROOM (the entry is on the right of the bar's door) can host up to 4 people, there is an emergency phone and a first aid kit.

TEL: +39 0163 91919

The two huts are located on the right bank of the river close to the jump of the rock that supports the lateral moraine of the glacier Locce-Sesia. The date of construction is uncertain and there are no written records about it, it goes probably back to the beginning of 1700.
In 1966 the board of directors of CAI Vercelli (Vercelli Alpine Club) began restructuring the houses. The Barba Family (in memory of Nino, President of the Vercelli Alpine Club) and the Ferrero Family (in memory of his son Luciano, a young climber died of a serious illness), as well as other institutions and individuals gave their economic contribution. The restructuring was completed in 1968 and the inauguration took place on 1st September: since then know as Barba Ferrero.

Opening time


Winter opening: CLOSED IN WINTER

Prices for the season 2021

Half Board: € 65 per person
Half Board for teens aged 14-25: € 60 per person
Half Board for children aged 5-13: € 50 per child
Half Board for children aged 0-4: free
Half Board Alpine Guide: € 45
Bed & Breakfast: € 45 per person

History and description

The refuge consists of two buildings of two floors each.
The lower floor houses the bar and the kitchen with a paved terrace while in the upper floor there is the cozy dining room.
The second building is used as a dormitory with bunk beds; the rooms can accommodate up to 12 people.
Behind this building there is the landing place for the helicopter.
The hut is equipped with a hydro turbine which can supply "clean" electricity and heating to both the two buildings.

How to get there: leave the car at the Wold parking. During summer, there is a shuttle service to the Acqua Bianca Place: the starting point of the three paths 7, 7d and 7e that reach the shelter.

Alagna-Natural Park Shuttle Service
A shuttle service connects Piazzale del Wold with Piazzale dell'Acqua Bianca. (cost: €2 per person)
Service is guaranteed every weekend from 5th June to 18th July; everyday from 24th July to 22nd August and every weekend from 28th August to 3rd October.
- From 7am to 6pm no-stop service from Wold. Every hour from Alagna (Municipility parking) -
Tickets are available at Caffè del Centro Luisa or at the parking ticket machine. - Info Ph 0039 (0)163 922988

From Pastore refuge you reach the Alpe Fum Biz,Exhibition House of the Park; then continue following the itinerary nr 7 in direction to Barba Ferrero refuge. The first track is a gentle slope, initially in the forest then with breathtaking views on the Monte Rosa massif. You cross the river Sesia and then the path get steeper and you reach the shelter in about 1h.30.

climbing routes, peaks Barba Ferrero Refuge - Alpe Vigne Superiore 2247 m

•    Capanna Valsesia (3400 m, 4 hours)
•    Rifugio Resegotti on the Tre Amici Peak (3624 m, 4 hours - rope, crampons and ice ax are required)
•    Grober Peak (3497 m, 3 .30 hours - rope, crampons and ice ax are required)
•    Parrot Peak (4436 m, by climbing the South ridge and the East South East spur , 7 hours - rope, crampons and ice ax are required, medium difficulty)
•    Regina Margherita Hut on the Gnifetti Peak (4559 m, by climbing Signal ridge, ore 6.30 hours - rope, crampons and ice ax are required, medium difficulty)

created on the: Thursday, 02 October 2014, 6:22 PM
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