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La Thuile & Verney Doires

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Aosta Valley Pré St. Didier and La Thuile Municipalities, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.71276°N / 6.94416°E

Object Title: La Thuile & Verney Doires

Date Climbed/Hiked: Jul 2, 2017

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Toprope, Bouldering, Ice Climbing, Aid Climbing, Big Wall

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

 

Page By: OsvaldoCardellina

Created/Edited: Aug 11, 2017 / Aug 12, 2017

Object ID: 1004827

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La Thuile Rutor Overview Verney St. Bernard

All pictures of this page are by Ilario Antonio Garzotto, Antonio Giani & Osw

Today a road asphalt along the entirety reaching La Thuile (1441m), where the adventure begins. Throughout this great environment, where you can breathe an air of great classical mountaineering, many streams flow from the three cardinal directions but especially from the West to the East, ie from the Dora or Verney Stream to which the Torrent de Orgère Just before reaching the Dora of La Thuile, crossing the entire Little Saint Bernard Valley at the border with the french Tarentaise.



La Thuile Doire nearby Golette Hamlet


A whole series of streams slip, "wounding" the various small valleys, from West to East to the Verney's Doire or, if you like, the Dora of La Thuile. The last tributaries come from the West: first with the Orgère's Torrent, from the Vallon with the same name, followed in succession from East to West by those of Chavannes, Breuil and Tormotta and up to Lake Verney (2088m). A series of valleys descending from North, each of which gives the name to the creek flowing into the same. Or viceversa. (You will never know it, because it's like talking if the egg or chick first was before born ...). On the other side, or the South, they descend from Plan de la Suche, Chaz-Dura Monte Belvedere of the little torrenties. While on the valley opposite, and to the parallel and adjacent Valgrisenche, from Mont Paramont (3300m) the most important Torrent des Ussellettes descends, which originates from the homonymous glacier, reaches the Ussellettes Lakes just above the Albert Deffeyes Refuge (2494m). Then from the large glacier of the Testa del Rutor (Rutor's Head 3486m) and down to the Northwest to the Grande Assaly (3174m) and the neighboring Lakes of Bellecombe / Tachuy expands itself a enormous mass of ice that give rise to lakes, waterfalls and streams above the La Joux Fraction (1559m). This is where the Dora of La Thuile is born that from the Torrent of Rutor, after marrying with that of the Ussellettes, goes down to reach the tortured Torrent de Verney (from the Little Saint Bernard Vallon), near the two Golette Fractions (Petite or Little 1476 meters while the neighboring Grande or Great is of 1489 metres). A water concert, an orchestra going to sublimate itself in La Thuile's Doire. Along with this, all that remains is to go down to the most important and central Baltea. There, at the below Pré Saint Didier Commune, where an ancient and hardy stonebridge with the famous Pré St. Didier Horrid/Gorge, in foreground, "binds" this Southern orographic-hydrographic part with the opposite or the North.



La Thuile Doire in the junction with Verney Torrent


Oggi una strada asfaltata la percorre integralmente raggiungendo La Thuile (1441 m), ove inizia questa avventura. In tutto questo grande ambiente, dove si respira un'aria di grande alpinismo classico, scorrono molti torrenti che provengono dalle tre direzioni cardinali ma in particolar modo da Ovest verso Est, cioé dalla Dora o Torrente di Verney al quale si aggiunge il Torrent de Orgère, seguito, in successione da Est verso Ovest, da quelli di Chavannes, Breuil e Tormotta e insino al Lago Verney (2088m) poco prima di raggiungere la Dora di La Thuile, percorrendo l'intera Valle del Piccolo San Bernardo al confine con la francese Tarentaise. Una serie di valloni discendenti da Settentrione ognuno dei quali dona il nome al torrente che vi scorre dentro. O viceversa (non lo si saprà mai, perchè é come il discorso se sia nato prima l'uovo od il pulcino ...). Sull'altro lato, o Meridionale, scendono in progressione da Plan de la Suche, Chaz-Dura e Monte Beledere dei torrentelli; mentre sul versante opposto, e verso la parallela ed adiacente Valgrisenche, dal Mont Paramont (3300 m) scende il più importante Torrent des Ussellettes che, originato dall'omonimo ghiacciaio, raggiunge i Laghi di Ussellettes appena al di sopra del Rifugio Albert Deffeyes (2494 m). Poi dai grandi ghiacciai della Testa del Rutor (3486 m) e giù verso Nordovest fino a raggiungere la Grande Assaly (3174 m) ed i viciniori Laghi di Bellecombe/Tachuy si espande una massa di ghiacci che danno origine a laghi , cascate e torrenti fino sopra la Frazione di La Joux (1559 m). Qui nasce la Dora di La Thuile che dal Torrent del Rutor, dopo essersi sposato con quello di Ussellettes, scende fino a raggiungere, presso la località di Golette (1476 metri la "Piccola" o Petite mentre 1489 metri é la vicina Grande), il tortuoso Torrent de Verney. Un concerto d'acque, un orchestra che và a sublimare sé stessa nella Doire de La Thuile. Con questa, non rimane, ora, che discendere verso la più ch'impetuosa centrale Dora Baltea. Là presso la sottostante Pré Saint Didier, dove antico ponte in pietra ardito giusto di fronte al celebre Orrido/Gorgia di Pré St. Didier "lega" questa parte orografica-idrografica Meridionale con l'opposta o Settentrionale.



Arriving to Albert Deffeyes Refuge (2494m)

Getting There

By car:

  • From TORINO, MILANO, etc: Motorway A5. Exit at Morgex Municipality.

    From IVREA Town to Villeneuve, Arvier, Pré Saint Didier Municipalities.




    Lenteney Cascade on the road along Baltea


    From Pré Saint Didier to La Thuile & Little Saint Bernard Valleys
    From Pré Saint Didier (1010m), with State Road, to La Thuile Valley: Elévaz, Balme Villages, La Thuile Commune, (1441m); from this to Little Saint Bernard Vallon towards the Little Saint Bernard Hill (2188m), through State Road. To Albert Deffeyes Refuge (2500m) with muletrack-path from La Joux Hamlet (1646m).

  • From FRANCE: through the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Entrèves-crossroads to Vény/Ferret Valleys of Courmayeur. By Little Saint Bernard Pass, closed since November until half May to La Thuile Valley - Pré Saint Didier.




    At the end of Little St. Bernard near the Hill


    It is not necessary to take Motorway A5: you can drive on State Road n° 26, in the direction of AOSTA - IVREA - TURIN.


By plane:
  • Aeroporto Internazionale "Corrado Gex" Saint Christophe (Aosta)




Towards Albert Deffeyes Refuge (2494m)

La Thuile Doire with its Surroundings

La Thuile ... two Doires arriving in Pré St. Didier 2017
La Thuile Doires ... impetuously into the narrowing 2017
La Thuile & Verney ... surpassing the stone bridge 2017
La Thuile/Verney ... upsetting shaking & wild Doire 2017
La Thuile & Verney Doires below the stone bridge 2017


Doire from La Thuile-Resort towards Pré Saint Didier Municipality




Trail from Pré St. Didier to Ravine

Images

il rifugio Albert Deffeyes...Nearly Seven Various Authors in B&W (By Ilario) 1969La Thuile & Verney ... glacial almost artic Doire 2017La Thuile & Verney Near Golette & above La Thuile 2017(La Thuile) / D-2 Gr. Golette bridge above Doire 2015La Thuile & Verney ... arriving from Grande Assaly 2017La Thuile/Verney ... impetuously across iron bridge 2017
Lenteney Cascade between Aosta La Thuile Valley 2017La Thuile & Verney ... surpassing the stone bridge 2017La Thuile & Verney ... arriving in Golette junction 2017La Thuile ... two Doires arriving in Pré St. Didier 2017La Thuile/Verney ... upsetting shaking & wild Doire 2017La Thuile & ... Stone bridge near Pré St. Didier 2017... Verney towards the Little St. Bernard Pass 2017
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