Rifugio Alpetto is barely visible above.
Rifugio Sella near Mon Viso below has a magnificent view.
Rifugio Pian del Re, above, is accessible by car and bike and has heavy usage. Italians love to come and do the hike up to the lake "source of the Po River" and contemplate Mon Viso. Below, Alan polishes off the house specialty of polenta with toppings of sausage in stewed tomatoes and another topping of cream of Gorgonzola.
The private refuge below is in the village of Villanova, 12 inhabitants in the summer. It is run by a family, grandmother at right.