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Crammont

 
Crammont

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Aosta Valley, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.76490°N / 6.94750°E

Object Title: Crammont

Elevation: 8979 ft / 2737 m

 

Page By: Antonio Giani, maria grazia s

Created/Edited: May 20, 2004 / Aug 27, 2013

Object ID: 152639

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Overview



A 360° from the summit of Mont Crammont


The Mont Crammont is an imposing mountain above Pré Saint Didier, a small town close to Courmayeur. To walk up to the summit there is only one route, the others are for climbers. The view from the top is magnificent, on the whole Monte Bianco Group; the summit is situated between the La Thuile Valley and the Central Valley, and there are only a few tops in the Aosta Valley, with such a wide view . Once on the top there was a refuge; now only a few stones show were it was.
The Crammont was walked up for the first time from the scientist De Saussure, in the year 1774.

Getting There

From Switzerland take the Gd. St. Bernhard Tunnel to get to Aosta.

From France, Mont Bianco tunnel

Motorway A5 Torino Aosta, coming either from Torino or from the Gd. St. Bernhard tunnel and exit Morgex. After turn left, direction Coumayeur, and in Pré Saint Didier follow the route to La Thuile-Piccolo San Bernardo. Pré Saint Didier is a nice small town, in summer full of flowers; after a couple of kilometers the view toward the Mont Bianco is very nice. Follow the road till the first group of houses after the gallery; the place is named Elevaz; on your right there is a small road that brings to Torrent; here you can park: afterwards, despite the road is asphalted for a few kilometers, the access is forbidden.




Red Tape

No restrictions or permits required.

When To Climb

The best period is from June to September; of course it depends on the season; sometimes even in October November.
Ski mountaneering: ask locally, it is very very steep, and dangerous in case of fresh snow.

Camping

I camp with some friend of mine's exactly on the top, to view the sunrise on the Mont Bianco; we walked up night time in a night of full moon, and it was a really exciting experience; the light of the moon was enough to walk up even without a torch.

Mountain Conditions

The official web site of Aosta Valley is www. regione.vda.it; there you can find all the informations.

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