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Fallère GROUP
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Fallère GROUP

 
Fallère GROUP

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: Aosta Valley, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.77548°N / 7.19676°E

Object Title: Fallère GROUP

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 10043 ft / 3061 m

 

Page By: Antonio Giani, maria grazia s

Created/Edited: Aug 17, 2004 / Nov 29, 2013

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Overview



We call Fallere Group the area located at the North-West of Aosta town, including a lot of summits.
The area is delimited:
  • SOUTH: Motorway Aosta-Courmayeur
  • EAST: Highway Aosta-Gran San Bernardo as far as Etroubles
  • NORTH: Road from Etroubles to Mottes
  • North/WEST: Comba di Planaval



All the summits are easy to be climbed, and the area is a real heaven for ski mountaneering.
There are also a lot of trails, built to reach the mountain farms, that are the kingdom of the bikers or of the riders (a few horses ranches in the area).
If you are too lazy to climb the summits, a lot of colorful lakes, easy to reach, offer a nice rest.
In spring and in early summer the wide grasslands are full of flowers, including a lot of edelweiss, and the surroundings are rich of nice places to visit and wide panoramas, due to the central position of the area with respect to the Aosta Valley.




West part of the Fallere Group from south


East part of the Fallere Group from south


West part of the Fallere Group from north


East part of the Fallere Group from north



Getting There

The starting points are different according to the route chosen; each summit will be described in its page, with all the indications about how to reach the different points of departure.


Summits of the Fallere Group

The most important summits of the area are the following ones:


Aouillette 2616m

  • ROUTE from VETAN
  • ROUTE from VENS

A small statue of the black Virgin of Oropa is placed on the summit.



Behind, from left, Monte Rosso di Vertosan, Mont Paletta, Leisse', Mont Fallere


Becca France 2312m

  • ROUTE from BELLON

It is a low summit, but also a particular one; on a July morning of the year 1564, the summit of this mountain fell down and buried the old village of Thouraz and it's 600 inhabitants. A new smaller village was rebuilt in another location.



Chaligne 2608m - Metz 2553m

  • ROUTE from THOURAZ
  • ROUTE from BUTHIER

The summit of Chaligne and the summit of Metz are very close one another, and it's possible to hike both of them in the same course.
We met some chamoises around them.



Leisse' 2771m - Monte Rosso di Vertosan 2947m

  • ROUTE from VETAN
  • ROUTE from COMBA DI VERTOSAN

Leisse' from Vetan is the classic ski mountanering route, the place where you can go when others routes are not possible because of bad snow conditions.
Monte Rosso di Vertosan is a technical route for ski mountaneering. From the top, very wide view all around.



From left, Leisse', Monte Paletta, Monte Rosso di Vertosan

Mont de la Tza 2742m

  • ROUTE from THOURAZ

Behind the Chaligne, on the ridge that faces on the Comba d'Arsy.



Mont Fallere 3061m

  • ROUTE from VETAN
  • ROUTE from THOURAZ
  • ROUTE from ECHEVENNOZ

It is the highest summit of the area, and also the one that needs more attention to be hiked; in summer, the ridge between the east and west summit can be climbed: despite it is not difficult, it is narrow and exposed.
In winter the south route is very steep, and reserved only to very expert practising. Also ask locally about the conditions of the slopes.




Mont Labiez 2679m

  • ROUTE from ECHEVENNOZ

It is the only one that you can hike from Echevennoz, Comba d'Arsy; this route is also followed for an alternative ski mountaneering to Mont Fallere



Mont Flassin 2772m - Testa Cordella 2663m

  • ROUTE from COMBA FLASSIN

Also these two summits can be hiked together.




Mont Vertosan 2822m

  • ROUTE from VETAN
  • ROUTE from COMBA DI VERTOSAN
  • ROUTE from COMBA FLASSIN


It is in the middle of the group, behind Monte Rosso di Vertosan.



Left side, Mont Fallere, the lower summit right side is Mont Vertosan

Valletta 2801m

  • ROUTE COMBA CITRIN
  • ROUTE COMBA DI VERTOSAN

The slopes of this top, famous since it's a classic ski mountaneering route, are very steep.




When To Climb-Camping

Hiking: from June to October, according to the weather conditions.
Ski mountanering: if there is snow, of course, some of the summits are good also in October, usually till April.

Some of the beautiful flowers that you can find in spring in the area

Mountain Condition

  • Meteo: you can find all the needed informations at the official site of the Valle d'Aosta Region:
    Valle d'Aosta Meteo

Webcam

  • WEBCAM on Aosta Valley:
    Webcam

Books and Maps

  • "Guida delle Alpi Occidentali" di Giovanni Bobba e Luigi Vaccarone C.A.I. Sezione di Torino Volume II° (parte II) 25-05-1896.
  • "Guida dei Monti d'Italia-Alpi Pennine" (Vol. I°) di Gino Buscaini-Club Alpino Italiano/Turing Club Italiano, Luglio 1971.
  • "Dove si specchia il cielo - i laghi della Valle d'Aosta", di Sergio Piotti, Ed. Ferrari Luglio 1996.
  • "80 itinerari di Escursionismo Alpinismo e Sci Alpinismo in Valle d'Aosta", di Osvaldo Cardellina, Ed. Musumeci, Giugno 1977 (in Italian); seconda Ed. Luglio 1981; terza Ed. Luglio 1984; (in French), prima Ed. Febbraio 1978; seconda Ed. Marzo 1980.
MAPS:

  • Kompass "Monte Bianco Valle d'Aosta Sentieri e Rifugi" Carta turistica 1:50.000.
  • Ediz. Bottega D'Arte Alpina Coumayeur "Carta Turistica della Valle d'Aosta" di Alessio Nebbia 1:100.000.
  • I.G.M. Istituto Geografico Militare 1:25.000.

Tourism informations

The area is also interesting for the different castles and an interesting museum.
I am going to add some pics and info on the matter.

Others important informations

Useful numbers

  • Protezione Civile Valdostana località Aeroporto 7/A Saint Christophe (Ao) Tel. 0165-238222.
  • Bollettino Meteo (weather info) Tel. 0165-44113.
  • Unità Operativa di Soccorso Sanitario Tel. 118.

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