Reddish Overview Waters
From there they did go down to San Besso and the Vallon of Rancio which in turn flows into the much more important than Locana Valley, also called Orco's Valley, named after its main stream. A long and dangerous because, passing under the walls of the Testa (Head) of the Nouva or Noua was somewhat exposed to falling rocks. Also a crossing exposed immediately below the hill, with a diagonal descent, increased even more risk. Yet they passed. Continuously. But this was only one of the transport routes, or in anticipation of a deep valley, is passed to the Hill of the Scaletta (Ladder) or to that of the Bocchetta (Nozzle) of Rancio. But above that of Acque Rosse (Red Water, due to the iron in the same) at the end of the namesake vallon and at the foot of the Tower of Lavina. To "enter" this must be, always starting from Broillot, dubbed the Punta Nera on the right following a path beginning at the Southwest and Southeast while reaching a series of ponds. From here the carriageway is dispersed in a great heap of stones; riding the "rump" of that we reach the end where the road, now reduced to a simple path, is wedged between rocks left in disrepair reaching the narrow passage. It was not to be easy to get up here with the ore, although the main effort was definitely one done by mules. Followed even here the long descent into Rancio Vallon (Piedmont), as in the previous route. A particular valley and "flat", content to the East by the great watershed connecting Punta Nera Miserino's with two Lavina's Towers. On the opposite side, however, after a ridge that descends to the North-northwest of this forming various small Summits and carvings of Acque Rosse (3016m, 2996m, 3009m, 2966m, 2947m, 2928m, 2948m)
relax quieter "slipping" progressively towards West on the next Vallone of Bardoney.
Altrimenti, anticipando d'un vallone, si passava ai Colli della Scaletta e della Bocchetta del Rancio, collocati sullo spartiacque prima del Colle e Torre di Lavina.
Ma soprattutto a quello d'Acque Rosse (causa il ricco contenuto in materiale ferroso) al termine dell'omonimo vallone ed ai piedi della Torre di Lavina. Per "entrare" in questo si deve, partendo sempre dal Broillot o Broillà, doppiare sulla destra la Punta Nera del Miserino seguendo un sentiero dapprima a Sudovest e poi a Sudest raggiungendo una serie di laghetti, in genere ghiacciati insino a stagione avanzata. Da qui la carraia si disperde in grande pietraia; cavalcando la "groppa" della stessa si raggiunge la parte finale ove la via, ormai ridotta a semplice sentiero, s'incunea a sinistra tra nevati e rocce in sfacelo raggiungendo lo stretto passo tra grandi blocchi. Non doveva esser facile arrivar quassù col minerale, anche se lo sforzo maggiore era sicuramente quello fatto dai muli. Seguiva anche qui la lunga discesa verso il Vallone del Rancio e Piemonte, come nella precedente. Un vallone particolare e "piatto", contenuto ad Est da questo grande spartiacque che unisce la Punta Nera alla Torre di Lavina. Sul lato opposto invece, dopo una cresta che discende a Nord-nordovest di questa formando le cosiddette Punte d'Acque Rosse, si distende più tranquillo "scivolando" progressivamente verso il successivo del Bardoney.
- From TORINO, MILANO, etc: Motorway A5. Exit at IVREA or Quincinetto (PIEDMONT)
AOSTA West/Aymavilles, Cogne Municipalities.
From Aymavilles Municipality (646m) towards Cogne Valley progressively reaching the Hamlets of Vieyes (1158m), Epinel (1436m), Crétaz (1494m) until Cogne Common (1563m). From this in East through the Regional Road (7,5 Km.) to arrive at Lillaz Fraction (1607m), passing near Champlong (1596m) Village. Take the farms dirt road towards "Sogno di Berdzé" Refuge at Peradzà Alp in Urtier Vallon, under the Fenêtre of Champorcher. Reach the junction 2363 metres on dirt road, after turn South to the Broillot or Broillà Alp (2399m) at the feet and just at entrance on Miserino's Conca.
- From FRANCE: through the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Entrèves-crossroads to Vény/Ferret Valleys - Mountain Guides of Courmayeur - La Saxe Rock Gym - Courmayeur.
By Little Saint Bernard Hill, closed since November until half May to La Thuile Valley - Pré Saint Didier - Courmayeur.
It is not necessary to take Motorway A5: you can drive on State Road n° 26, in the direction of AOSTA - IVREA - TURIN.
- Aeroporto Internazionale "Corrado Gex" Saint Christophe (Aosta)
1)- From Broillot Alp towards Punta Nera (3063/4m): Excursion-Climbing from Lillaz Village with trails 10/13A before in South-southeastast towards Alp Broillot (2399m), after with path TVC/13D in Southwest and South entering in Acque Rosse Vallon. Reached the ponds (2586m, 2626m) continue East towards the large saddle 2956 metres, through the steep and not easy rocky Western Slope. By Southern Crest in final part easily through debris and broken rocks to Punta Nera (EE/A/F+; 2h'15/2h'30).
2)- Broillot Alp (2399m) to Acque Rosse Pass (2947m): Excursion-Climbing from Lillaz Village with path TVC/13D before in East to Alp Broillot, after Southwest and South entering in Acque Rosse Vallon with path TVC/13D. Reached the two ponds (2655m, 2660m) towards the end of the vallon with path always TVC/13D and Acque Rosse Pass, through sparce traces in moraine on short and easy Northern Slope, just before the beginning of Northeast Ridge Lavina's Tower (EE/A/F+; 5h'15/5h'30).
3)- By Lillaz Hamlet through Goilles Dèsott, Bouc, Planes, Cabin P.N.G.P. (1831m, 1861m) towards Longues Teppes at the entrance of Acque Rosse Vallon: Excursion with paths in East-southeast on 13/Alta Via n° 2 and along the Southern shore of Urtier Torrent to two following forks to Bouc and Planes Pastures (1861m, 2023m). Crossing Eaux Rousses Torrent, towards the Casotto P.N.G.P. (2156m) above Longues Teppes and at the beginning of Acque Rosse Vallon (E/F; 2h'00/2h'30).
4)- Acque Rosse Pass traverse by Northeast and North Ridges towards two Lavina's Towers (Northern 3277m; Southern 3308m): Excursion-Climbing in West from pass through Northeast Ridge with two workarounds first South then North (more difficult on edge) towards the Northern Ante Top (3277m) and subsequent traverse to Southern Summit, the highest (3308m), by North Ridge after a short descent to carving 3245 metres and always North Crest in final part (A/PD+/PD-/PD+; 1h'20/1h'40).