Marinelli Bivouac

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Marinelli Bivouac
Capanna Damiano Marinelli (it)

Photo of the Marinelli Bivouac
The Marinelli Bivouac

Elevation 3,036 m9,960.63 ft
1.886 miles
Type CAI
Location Piemonte, Italy
Range Pennine Alps
Massif Monte Rosa
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DMS Coor. 45°56´43"N, 7°53´25"E
Swiss Coor. 634990 / 88200
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Belloni Bivouac, Città di Gallarate Bivouac, Dufourspitze, Grenzgipfel, Grenzsattel, Margherita Hut, Monte Rosa, Nordend, Ostspitze, Parrotspitze, Resegotti Bivouac, Signalkuppe, Silbersattel, Zamboni and Zappa Hut, Zumsteinspitze
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Macugnaga, Saas Almagell, Saas Fee, Zermatt
Summit(s) Dufourspitze, Nordend
Topo. Map SLK 1348: Zermatt
Approach Difficulty Rating F F
Hut Info
Places 12
Guarded always unguarded
Catering No drinks and No food
Marinelli Bivouac (Italy )
Marinelli Bivouac
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General information

The Marinelli Bivouac (Italian: Capanna Damiano Marinelli) (3,036 m) is a mountain bivouac hut above Macugnaga in the Pennine Alps in Italy. It's situated on the Crestone Marinelli on the n side of the well-known Marinelli Couloir (Canalone Marinelli). Stone built with a wooden floor and cut into the rocks behind. Rather superior to most bivouac huts. It has been made very conspicious having been paint with diagonal red and white stripes.


12 places

Approach Route

Take the chairlift to Belveder (1,904 m). A 5-10 min walk leads to the edge of the Belvedere Glacier. Descend moraine on to the rubble covered glacier and cross it S to the R lateral moraine (waymarked with paint flashes). Follow the crest for a little way towards the Zamboni and Zappa Hut but at the fork in the track about 20 min from Belvedere (signpost) turn R on to the glacier. Cross it (paint flashes) to the L bank and follow this S to pass below the Nordend Glacier before reaching the moraine below the Crestone Marinelli on the N side via névé and scree before reaching its broad crest at a grassy saddle. A path now leads up grassy slopes and a few easy rock steps to the hut.



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