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Granta Parei
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Granta Parei

 
Granta Parei

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Valle d'Aosta, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.49512°N / 7.06473°E

Object Title: Granta Parei

Elevation: 11112 ft / 3387 m

 

Page By: andrea.it

Created/Edited: May 4, 2007 / Jul 7, 2013

Object ID: 290605

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Benevolo hut & Granta Parei
Granta Parei (3387m) In winter
 
Granta Parei
Granta Parei (3387m) In summer




Overview



Highest point of the rocky ridge starting from Col della Tsanteleina and shares out the Goletta Glacier with the heading glaciers of Valle di Rhêmes.
It's one of the most goodlooking mountain of the area, expecially if seen from the village of Rhêmes Notre Dame.
The name "Granta Parei" is clearly arising from the italian name "Grande Parete", which in english means "Big Wall".
In fact, this mountain is basically a four angles pyramid, with the huge east rocky flank rising for 500 meters above the glacier.
It's the first showy thing to see when coming from the bottom of the valley.
Despite the nice shape, this mountain is for the most part composed of bad quality rocks, expecially on the west side, mixed with ice and snow slopes.





Getting There


From Italy

From Valgrisenche
From the motorway A5 Monte Bianco (from Geneve, Turin, Milan), take the exit Aosta Ovest and follow the direction to Arvier-Valgrisenche.

From Val di Rhêmes
From the motorway A5 Monte Bianco (from Geneve, Turin, Milan), take the exit Aosta Ovest and follow the direction to Villeneuve-Val di Rhêmes.

From France

From Val d'Isere
From the village of Val d'Isere, enter in the area called "Reserve Naturelle de la Grande Sassiere".
From here, few routes, through Col de Rhêmes Goletta and Col de la Tsanteleina, permit to reach the Italian side at the foot of this mountain.

From Others parts
Is possible to reach the Aosta Valley also through the:
France-pass of Piccolo St. Bernardo (closed in winter).
France-Tunnel of Mont Blanc.
Swiss-Tunnel of Grand St. Bernardo.
Swiss-Pass of Grand St. Bernardo (closed in winter).

First Ascent



  • West flank - Coolidge/Almert - 25/09/1886
  • North-west ridge - Nichols/Blanford - 22/08/1863
  • North wall - Barisone/Brosio/Crudo - 25/05/1924
  • North-east ridge - Barberi/Gerboni/Gherra - 13/08/1929
  • East wall - Folli/Tardito - 1-2-3/08/1968
  • East-south-east wall - Binaghi/Bonacossa/Pietrasanta - 06/09/1962
  • South ridge - Pigeon/Maquignaz/Ballay - 26/06/1865
  • South-west flank - Bobba/Thèrisod - 24/07/1888

Main Routes



West flank Normal route - from ref. Benevolo 4 hours (F+)
North-west ridge From ref. Benevolo 4/4.30 hours (PD+)
North wall From ref. Benevolo 4/5 hours III°/45° (AD)
East wall From glacier of Tsanteleina VI°+/A2 (ED) (first ascent 10.30 hours)
East-south-east wall From ref. Benevolo 5/7 hours IV° (AD+)
South ridge From ref. Benevolo 4/5 hours III°/IV° (AD)



Accomodations

Rifugio Bezzi

 
Il Rifugio Mario Bezzi...
Ref.Bezzi

Refuge BezziValgrisanche
2284m. From Usellieres/lake of Beauregard, take the path n°12.2 hours.80 places. Tel. 0165-97129
Rifugio Bezzi

Rifugio Benevolo

 
The ref.Benevolo.
Ref.Benevolo

Refuge BenevoloVal di Rhemes
2284m. From Thumel 1879m, take the path n°16. 1.30 hours. 61 places. Tel. 0165-936143
Rifugio Benevolo

External links



The Tsanteleina seen from the summit.
 
The second summit,and the Valley of Rhemes.
 
The impressive east flank seen...
 
Ghiacciaio di Goletta
 
Granta Parei (3387m) all routes from N and W
 


www.rifugi-bivacchi.com
Meteo Valle d'Aosta
Aineva.it
This makes this mountain quite dangerous, even along the normal route; easy but with warning of stones fallig.

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