Bergell (30 images)
Riccardo Cassin, one of the most talented climbers in history, died in September 2011. He had written some epic pages of the XXth century history book of alpinism. Pizzo Badile, in the remote Val Bregaglia, was one of Cassin's favorite mountains. The area, half way between Saint Moritz and Lago di Como, is home to the finest granite in the Alps : a compact, white and pure rock, a climber's dream. Hiking is made possible by a few huts with typical Swiss comfort. The best one to admire the...