AOSTA's VALLEY SUMMITS MOUNT VELAN S-SE and E-SE FACES ON the ROCKS
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MOUNT VELAN (3734 m)
S-SE and E-SE FACES of ALL SUMMITS
ON the ROCKS
* From left (West) ALL Rocky ROUTES:
1779, Aug. 31th: West Crest or Hannibal's Crest:
Abbot Gr.'s St. Bernard and Naturalist Laurent-Joseph Murith and the Hunter Genoud
in superior third of crest (IN LEFT OF B14)- ), after initial ascent on W-NW Slope of crest in
FIRST ABSOLUTE ASCENT of MOUNT VELAN.
1826, on Summer ; Abbots D'Allèves and Marquis in descent integral to Hannibal's Pass.
1997, Jul. 27th: SW Ridge (amongst b15)- and 1973/c1bis)- routes;
Osvaldo Cardellina, lone, in desc. from Mount Velan/Quota 3650m c. to Faceballa's Pass.
1997, Jul. 25th: S-SE Face, by Western Horn South Pillar or "Hourglass Pillar" ;
Osvaldo Cardellina, lone and descent integral, by Western Narrow Couloir (c2)- ).
1998, Sep. 27th: S-SE Face, by Eastern Horn South Pillar;
Osvaldo Cardellina, lone and descent integral, by Western Great Couloir (c1)- ).
1920, Jun. 28th: S-SE Face, by Velan's Jags South Central Pillar c2/a (partial in inferior part, crossing toward Central Great Couloir (c3)- and Eastern Horn South Pillar) to Eastern Horns' Brèche;
Antonio Frisoni, Cesare Negri, Luigi Vavassori and Carlo Virando.
1916, Jul. 25th: of Ariondet's Head E-SE Face, by E-SE Great Crest c5)- route;
Mario Borelli and Nunzia Borelli, with traverse to Ariondet's "Carving".
1912, Oct. 17th:Mount Capucin SE Face, between c5)- , c6)- routes;
Abbot Joseph Maria Henry and mountain's guide Théodhule Forclaz.
1939, Aug. 17th: Mount Cordine SE Face, between c6)- , c6bis)- routes;
Giovanni Soncelli and Paride Tagliabue
** In high contra the sky:
1826, on Summer: NE Crest; The Abbots Great's Saint Bernard D'Allèves and Marquis,
in superior part from Western Velan's Horns to Icy Cup Summit.
1976, Jul. 15th: NE Crest Osvaldo Cardellina, Luigi Gadin and Faustin Savoye, in integral descent from Icy Cup Summit to Valsorey's Pass and Velan's Finger or Jag second absolute ascent, by Osvaldo Cardellina, lone.
*** In purple Pass, Saddles, Brèches and "Carvings" :
1)- Faceballa's Pass (3239m);
2)- Faceballa's Saddle (3280m);
3)- (3640m c.);
4)- Western Triple Brèche (3628/30, 3608, 3605m c.);
5)- Eatstern Brèche (3610/2m c.);
6)- Jags's Brèche (3557m c.);
7)- Ariondet's "Carving"(3480m c.);
8)- Capucin's Pass (3376m);
9)- Southwestern Chamois's Pass (3259m):
10)- Southeastern Chamois's Pass; (3420m c.)