Richard, Jack, Jim and I took up the mission to invade Italy via the Albrunpass, and we headed off to Imfeld where you can park the car. The route we took involved a fair amount of road walking for the first few miles but eventually we were on the "Birchweg" and descending to a crossing of the Binna river.
The valley is renowned for its rich mineral deposits, and the floor is littered with quartz that glitters in the intense sun along the route.
A quick bowl of coffee at the Binntalhutte, and then upwards another 150m to the Albrunpass, where you cross the border into Italy. We stayed a while, the others scrambling up on one of the hills above the pass to get a better view whilst I pottered around taking more photos of the flora in the area.
Back at Imfeld, we ducked into a hut to get a drink and ice cream. I was so dehydrated that the very large glass of cool Ice Tea was probably the best drink I have ever tasted in my 46 years! Seriously, I didn't know whether to drink it or sleep with it! ;-)
- Date: 06/07/10
- Region: Albrunpass, Switzerland
- Status: Equals
- Description: Imfeld – Freichi - Chiestafel - Binntallhutte – Albrunpass – Halsesesee – Furggmatta – Imfeld – Sunny, 17.5km, 1151m Ascent, 6h
- Type of Walk: International Personal Walking - Summer Conditions