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AOSTA North Or.-Hydr VALLEYS & small VALLEYS (Ayas/Gressoney) - Second Part/C

 
AOSTA North Or.-Hydr VALLEYS & small VALLEYS (Ayas/Gressoney) - Second Part/C

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: Aosta Valley, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.80424°N / 7.78830°E

Object Title: AOSTA North Or.-Hydr VALLEYS & small VALLEYS (Ayas/Gressoney) - Second Part/C

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

 

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Created/Edited: Mar 18, 2014 / Apr 29, 2015

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East-northeastern Overview

The great bulk of the work forces in the same split in turn into two other parts, after that A paid to that sector from Mount Blanc includes all the valleys to the Northeast, including Valpelline, this next part, still on the North Slope Hydrographic, is inclusive of:

4) - Large rectangular

amongst Saint Barthélemy, Valtournenche, Ayas, Gressoney Valleys & Southern Appendages.


The geometry of this area takes on different aspects if, as we have done and how best will specify later, the same is divided into two sectors. But this, from the practical point of view , bears no relevance, since this study is still targeted to the area between the Central Valley of Baltea demarcation provided by Northern Valpelline and from the Eastern border of the Valley of Gressoney, last valley towards West/East Valley of Aosta, in Piedmont. In this regard, there has to be mentioned, as best exposes later, as in this broad area the novelty and not found in other sources, if not the occasional note in the "Guide of the Western Alps" B & V 1896 consists of that part missing specification of the Lower Valley of Aosta and Biella in the Alpine foothills. Indeed, even the two guides of the "Monte Rosa" in 1960 ( authors Silvio Saglio and Felice Boffa ) and 1991 (Gino Buscaini ) by the C.A.I./T.C.I. stop at the Pass of Maccagno/Mount Cossarello the first and the second on the same hill. In this area, the numbering of the paths assumes a graphic description, as shown by the Maps consulted, slightly different, for example, can be reversed letters and numbers (1A > a1, 3a etc.) and use lowercase letters. Or simply numbers unaccompanied by any letter (Ex. 1). Do not be surprised then anyone who encounters this differentiation, apparently due to an error.

"From Lyskamms to Rosa between Ayas & Gressoney / Dai Lyskamms al Rosa tra Ayas e Gressoney",

by AlbertoRampini"


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La forma geometrica di quest'area assume aspetti diversi se, come abbiamo fatto e come meglio preciseremo in avanti, la stessa vien divisa in due settori. Ma ciò, dal punto di vista pratico, non assume alcuna importanza, poiché pur sempre questo studio é rivolto al quel settore compreso tra la Valle Centrale della Dora Baltea, alla demarcazione Settentrionale fornita dalla Valpelline e da quella Orientale dal confine della Valle di Gressoney, ultima valle in direzione Ovest/Est della Valle di Aosta, con il Piemonte. A tal proposito v'é da accennare, come meglio si espone più avanti, come in questa ampia zona la novità assoluta e non reperibile in altre fonti, se non qualche sporadica nota in "Guida delle Alpi Occidentali" di B&V 1896, consista di quella parte mancante specifica della Bassa Valle di Aosta e delle Prealpi Biellesi. Infatti anche le due Guide del "Monte Rosa" del 1960 (autori Silvio Saglio e Felice Boffa) e del 1991 (di Gino Buscaini) ad opera del C.A.I./T.C.I. si soffermano al Passo del Maccagno/Monte Cossarello la prima ed al medesimo colle la seconda. In questo settore la numerazione dei sentieri assume una descrizione grafica, come risulta dalle Carte consultate, leggermente diversa; ad esempio posson essere invertiti lettere e numeri (1A > a1, 3a ecc.) ed utilizzate lettere in minuscolo. Oppur più semplicemente senza numerazione alcuna (Es. 1). Non si sorprenda quindi chi incontri questa differenziazione, apparentemente imputabile ad errore.


This wide area which encompasses the valleys & walloons perpendicular to the trend Dora Baltea River with North/South with the Valleys of Saint-Barthélemy, the Marmore or Valtournanche, the Evanéon also Ayas and Lys or Gressoney. It also includes all those appendices that Becca of Viou, above the Town of Aosta, down towards the South until the beginning of the Valley of Saint Barthélemy and the foothills between this extreme and Valtournanche above the Municipalities of Quart, Nus, Chambave, Verrayes and Saint Dénis, ending with the Summits of the Croix de Fana, Becca d'Aveuille, Mount Ander-Cima of Longhede-Becca d'Aver up to the Saint Pantaléon Hill, above Mount Roux, with its ancient and now abandoned mines (*** See also REMARKS below).

CERVINO (MATTERHORN)  from Mont Corquet September 2003
<b><font color=red>AOSTA s</font> VALLEY in<font color=green> SUMMITS MOUNT ROSA </font> <font color=BLUE>POINTE DUFOUR (4635m) </font></b>


Dufourspitze "The Qeen" of the Mount Rosa,

by Osw & Corvus


La grande mole di questo lavoro costringe a sdoppiare il medesimo a sua volta in altre due parti; dopo quella A rivolta al Settore che dal Monte Bianco comprende tutti i valloni verso Nordest, Valpelline compresa, questa parte successiva, pur sempre relativa al Versante Idrografico Settentrionale, é comprensiva del:

4)- Grande parallelepipedo

frapposto tra le Valli di Saint Barthélemy, Valtournanche, Ayas, Gressoney & Appendici Meridionali.


Questa vasta area, che racchiude i valloni perpendicolari alla Dora Baltea con andamento Nord/Sud, nonché le Valli di Saint Barthélemy, del Marmore o Valtournanche, dell'Evançon o d'Ayas nonché del Lys o Gressoney. Inoltre comprende tutte quelle appendici che dalla Becca di Viou, sopra la Città di Aosta, scendono verso Sud fino all'inizio della Valle di Saint Barthélemy e le propaggini estreme tra questa e la Valtournanche sopra i Comuni di Quart, Nus, Chambave, Verrayes e Saint Dénis, concludendosi con le Sommità della Croix de Fana, Becca d'Aveuille, Mont Ander-Cima di Longhede-Becca d'Aver insino al Colle di Saint Pantaléon ed al Mont Roux, con le sue antiche ed ormai abbandonate miniere. (*** Vedi, inoltre, NOTA sottostante)


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Between Ayas Valley/Valtournanche from North to South (Left),

by emilius

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FOOTNOTE


A more thorough investigation of the work done up to now recommended to divide, in turn, this large area of ​​Central/Eastern in two specific areas: the Valleys of Saint Barthélemy/Valtournanche with Southern Appendices relating to the Central Valley River dora Baltea from that further East on the two Valleys of Mount Rosa Mountain Chain, or the Ayas Valley and Gressoney. This with the aim of making more agile and lean reading, and the consultation of the same. In fact, the wealth of observations with detailed report to the lakes, hills and mountains (always with easy routes and addressed to all Walkers and Hikers) with the relative signal paths, accompanied by their initials and numbers (local, intervalleys, High Route, TMB or Tour of the Mount Blanc, TGC or Tour of Grand Combin, TMR or Monte Rosa Tour, GSW or Great Walser Trail, VA or Alpine Route, gta or Great Traverse of Alps), journey goes far beyond what was the primary analysis of individual valleys to the North and South of the Dora and the resulting programmatic intent. Well pleased to offer this "enrichment" pleasantly unexpected, that implies a workload Supplementary considerable, it is, however, aware of the fact that he tends progressively to "weigh" the frame and the "skeleton" of the same carrier, for wherefore it becomes even more necessary than useful this further division of labor.

"Running behind the Clouds between Breithorns and Rosa / Correndo dietro le Nuvole tra i Breithorns ed il Rosa",

by as"

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NOTA


Una più approfondita indagine sul lavoro fino a qui svolto consiglia di dividere, a sua volta, questa grande area Centro/Orientale in due specifiche zone: quella delle Valli di Saint Barthélemy/Valtournanche con relative Appendici Meridionali verso la Valle Centrale del Fiume Dora Baltea da quella più ad Est concernenti le due valli del Monte Rosa, ovvero la Valle di Ayas e quella di Gressoney. Ciò con lo scopo di rendere più agile e snella la lettura, nonché la consultazione della medesima. Infatti le abbondanti osservazioni con relazione dettagliata verso laghi, colli e montagne (sempre con itinerari facili e rivolti a tutti coloro che amano le belle passeggiate ed agli Escursionisti in genere) con relativa segnalazione dei sentieri di percorrenza, accompagnati dalle rispettive sigle e numerazioni (locali, intervallivi, Alta Via, TMB o Tour del Monte Bianco, TGC o Tour del Grand Combin, TMR o Tour del Monte Rosa, GSW o Gran Sentiero Walser, VA o Via Alpina, gta o Grande Traversata delle Alpi), vanno ben al di là di quella che era la primaria analisi dei singoli valloni a Nord ed a Sud del corso della Dora ed i conseguenti intenti programmatici. Ben lieti di proporre questo "arricchimento" piacevolmente imprevisto, tale da implicare un carico di lavoro supplettivo non indifferente, si é consci però del fatto che il medesimo tende progressivamente ad "appesantire" il telaio e lo "scheletro" portante dello stesso, per la qual cosa diventa più ancora necessaria che utile questa ulteriore divisione del lavoro.


"Amongst Sky, Italy & Switzerland/ Tra il Cielo, Italia e Svizzera",

by Antonio"


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East-northeasterner VALLEYS & WALLOONS (Ayas Valley)

"Ancient Castles, almost Fortresses, make the Sentries over the Alps / Antichi castelli, quasi Fortezze, fan le Sentinelle sovra l'Alpi",

by Emilio Bertona alias emilius


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VALLEYS & WALLOONS

In order to deploy clockwise from Ayas Valley to Testa of Comagna & Appendages


In Verrès, Challant Saint Victor & Anselme, Brusson, Ayas, Champoluc, Arnad, Bard & Donnas Municipalities


Ayas Valley & surroundings

Brusson-Joux Basin:
from Verrès (391m) to Val d'Ayas with Regional Road towards Challand Saint Victor, Challand(t) Saint Anselme (1030m), Brusson (1338m) Municipalities; from Brusson-La Pilaz (1292m) in West through Regional Road to Praz de la Brengaz (1505m), Bois de Joux (1522m) Pastures, Napoleonic Fountain, Joux Hill (+; 1639m). Descent to Emarese/Saint Vincent Communes, always through in asphalt road. Also ascent with path n° 1 to 1)- Hill, between Mount de Fremies/Tete de Comagne; from this in South with path n° 1B to Tete de Comagne (+; 2105m).
Ayas Comba: from Brusson continue on Regional Road to Vollon, Extrepierre (1389m) Hamlets, up to the alternative near Corbet Village (1510m); turn left and through Municipal Road to Praz Charbon, Chavette (1532m), Lignod (1615m), Antagnod (1684m)-Ayas Commune (1721m). From this in Southwest with path n° 2/105 to Barmasc (+; 1898m; parking near a restaurent) and, amogst Arpeillaz/Borbey/Tantané Woods, Portola Hill (2414m); in South, same path on North Crest, to Mount Zerbion. In North with path n° 9, crossing or doubling various small elevations, to Mount Tantané (+; 2734m). From Barmasc in North-northwest with path n° 2A to Pillonet Hill (2698m), above the mines in altitude 2363, 2319 metres.

"Nana Eastern Comba",

by Corvus





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Na(n)na(z) Eastern Comba: from Ayas in North to Bejou (1716m), Mandriou (1849m; signal no transit) Villages; in Northwest, path n° 3/3A, to Vascotchaz (+; 2251m), Plan Péra (2322m) Pastures. In North-northwest, path n° 3A, to 1)- Bec de Nana (3003m), through Southeast Slope; in North, path n° 3, to 2)- Vascotchaz Pass (2568m) and, crossing to Northwest, to Nanna(z) Hill (2772m). Descent to 3)- Chamois Comba.
Tournalin Walloon: from Brusson to Champoluc (1559m) and from this to Saint-Jaques (1697m), through Regional Road; from following alternative in Southwest with path n° 4/4A/Haute Route numer 1 to Croués (1870m), Nannaz Dèsot (2049m), Tournalin Dèsot (2278m) an Damon (2535m), near Grand Tournalin Refuge (2544m). With hemi circular tour, path n° 4A/Haute Route to 1)- Nannaz Hill; 2)- Becca Trécare. From fork just below the hill, in North and path n° 3D to 3)- Petit Tournalin (+; 3207m), through South Slope and Crest; from refuge in Northeast/northwest to 4)- Cross Hill (2800m) and, passing over Lake Verde (2721m), to 5)- small saddle 3288 metres, Mount Roisetta (3312m), through Southeast Slope.
Aventine Comba: from Saint-Jaques-Blanchard (1721m) in Northwest with path n° 8E/5A, along Cortot Torrent, to Lake de Rollin (2823m) and various Adventine Lochs (Grand Lake 2809m, Loch de la Pointe de Rollin 2910m), amongst Gran Sometta/Northern Hill of Cime Bianche/Plateau Rosa Pass/Pointe de Rollin. From Lake de Rollin in Northwest with path n° 6B to Southern Cime Bianche Hill and with path n° 20 to Northern (2982m).
Rollin Comba: from Saint-Jaques-Armaz (1730m) in North with path n° 7/8 to Fièry (+; 1875m); from this with path n° 6/GSW (Great Path Walser)/TMR (Tour du Mount Rosa) to Vardaz (2337m), Mase (2403m) Pastures. Continue along the torrent up to the fork about 2550 metres among various ponds and, turning right, with unnumbered path to Città di Mariano Bivouac (2844m), sited on rocky promontory below two glaciers.
Variant: from Fièry Alpage, path n° 6/6C, to Aventine (2182m), fork immediately before Vardaz, Céré (2533m) Pastures, Città di Mariano Bivouac.

"Roisetta Walloon/Rollin Comba",

by Corvus





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Grand Lac-Tzère Walloon: from from Fièry Alp in Northeatst, path n° 7/8, to Beau Bois Pastures (1897m), fork 2023 metres; from this in North, path 8E/TMR to Plan de Céré Alp (2178m). Continue North-northwest path n° 6C to 1)- fork 2340 metres, below Verdaz Alp (2337m), Céré High Alp (2533m), Bivouac Città di Mariano; in North pathless with traces along Céré Torrent and through moraines to 2)- Céré small Loch (2488m) and in Northeast to Grand Lac (2860m), under Tzere Glacier. From this in West, unnumbered path, to 3)- Bivouac Mariano; in East through moraine and blocks to 4)- Mount de Véraz or Rocca di Verra (3137m), standard via (various difficult rocky routes in East above Lac Bleu in Verra Tableland).
Véraz or Verra Walloon: from St.-Jaques continue short time on Regional Road to triple cross nearby Blanchard Village (1721m); from this in Northeast through Municipal to Moléraz (1858m), Revay (1948m; connection with Beau Bois), and with dirt road-path n° TMR to Véraz Tableland, Lake Bleu (2211m; beautiful walking). From loch, path n° 7/8 (from Beau Bois) turning briefly East to Véraz Torrent, after in North to alternative path n°7-dirt road (from Plan de Véraz), to fork 2553 metres; continue North to Ottorino Mezzalama (3009m), Guides of Val d'Ayas (3394m) Refuges, below Rossi-Volante Bivouac (3750m) on connection two Véraz Grand Glaciers, under East Breithorn/Roccia Nera or Schwarzruken.
Bettolina Walloon: from dirt road near Véreaz Alp (2394m), or fork 2553 metres, path n° 7A, in East-southeast, path n° 8, to 1)- Passo Superiore della Bettolina or Obre Betlinòfòrkò (3058m); from this in North, path n° 9, to 2)- Quintino Sella two Refuges (3602m), above Felekgletscher.
Resy-Fourcare Walloons: from St.-Jaques in Northeast, path n° 9, to Guide Frachey/G.B. Ferraro Refuges nearby