Corno Piccolo & Corno Grande (Vetta Orientale)

Two days of rock and clouds, in the month of August at the heart of the Grand Sasso massif. This year I’d try to combine the three via ferratas – or better, equipped trails – with the normal routes to the top of Corno Piccolo (2,655 m) and the Eastern summit of Corno Grande (2,903 m).

Here a few impressions from this short trip to the Gran Sasso d’Italia and an overnight stay at the always hospitable Rifugio Franchetti:


1. Corno Piccolo – Via Ventricini & Via Danesi


2. Rifuggio Franchetti – 2,433 m (


3. Corno Grande – Via Ricci