I had a late start from Cruina.
Leaving Geneva at 35° I was surprised by how much snow there is on the passes. Finding your way is harder, and slower.
We had hiked the Griespass a few years ago and were surprised by the aeolian. Now there are 4.
Just beyond the pass is a tiny chapel / shelter. In the early 50’s 9 scouts went hiking in perfect weather; 6 came back.
As adults, those 6 built the chapel in memory of their friends. Now it is well maintained.
I had expected to make it to the next refuge, but was behind schedule. Alpe Nefelgiù was a welcome sight. A stone hut with an elevated wooden platform to sleep on, shelter from the weather; luxury can take on different meanings.
I slept well.