Courmayeur Torino Hut Double VK ⇑
Θ Point to Point
If you like hiking uphill directly under a perfectly useful lift, then this is the run for you. The appeal: it's somewhat rare to find a trail that goes up 2000 uninterrupted meters. This one's all about the vert, put your head down and trudge, crawl, scramble your way up. If you can ignore the infastructure and the shitty trail quality, and hold your breath while passing through the decrepit hallways of Rifugio Torino Vecchio, then it it makes for a unique experience.
Strong espresso is waiting for you at the Torino Hut along with an elevator for the remaining climb to the Helbronner.
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Start: 45.81410, 6.95594
It's only 8km, we figured we'd run down too. But after seeing the trail condition and so much loose rock, giving up all our euros for a ride down on the Skyway hurt slightly less than the descent would have.
Avoid being beneath anyone else going up. There are plenty of cannonballs waiting to fire straight down the trail line, and they will fire.