What does ten guys from Piacenza do in Valnontey? Clearly, a bachelor party in the mountains, together with our friend and natural guide, Roberto, aka Trekking Alps.
It’s 10 in the morning and here they come, full hangover after yesterday night celebration in Turin downtown. A short briefing and we are all ready to go to our final destination, the amazing Valnontey in the Aosta Valley, to spend the night at the Vittorio Sella Refuge.
During the time spent driving, we get to know each other a little and the time goes by fast. As soon as we enter the Valnontey, all the speaking cease and everybody is speechless – me as well, it is my first time here too. We park the car in the nice and beautiful town of Cogne, where we have a good coffee and make the guuys try the genepy – a local tonic liquor made with herbs – and they do like it, not totally sober yet, while we lace up our boots and prepare to go.