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Mont Delà

 
Mont Delà

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Aosta Valley, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.62442°N / 7.53010°E

Object Title: Mont Delà

Activities: Mountaineering

Elevation: 10299 ft / 3139 m

 

Page By: Antonio Giani

Created/Edited: Dec 5, 2009 / Sep 4, 2014

Object ID: 579727

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Overview

(Sorry my not correct English)




Important pyramid visible on Champorcher between the Pass Fussi 2972m (northeast) and Moussaillon 2858m (south-west) on horse of the Champorcher Valley and Fénis Valley. Excellent landscape on the close "Mont Glacier", "Tersiva" and "Rosa dei Banchi".

Importante piramide ben visibile dall'abitato di Champorcher tra i Colli Fussi 2972 m. (nord-est) e Moussaillon 2858 m. (sud-ovest) a cavallo delle Valli di Champorcher e Fénis. Ottimo panorama sui vicini Mont Glacier, Tersiva e Rosa dei Banchi.

First Ascent

  • First on the summit from Fussi Pass?: Abbot Pierre Chanoux, (1848).
  • In winter: Unknown.
  • S-SW Slope: Engineer Paganini?.
  • S Arête: Abbot of Champorcher Filiberto Noussan, (1918).
  • SE Wall (direct line): Osvaldo Cardellina, solo, (Jun 24th, 2001).
  • SW Arête: Giovanni Bobba?.
  • N Wall: Andrea Bastrentaz and Paolo Zappa, (Jun 16th, 1986).
  • NE Arête (from Fussi Pass): Unknown.

Getting There

BY CAR:
  • From Torino, Milano, etc: Motorway A5. Exit Pont Saint Martin for then to continue on SS26 toward Hone Bard.
  • From Switzerland: through the Grand Saint Bernard Tunnel or the namesake pass. Drive to Aosta, Verrès and Hone Bard..
  • From France: through Mont Blanc Tunnel or Petit Saint Bernard Pass. It isn't necessary to take Motorway A5: you can drive on SS.26, in the direction of Aosta and Verrès and Hone Bard.
BY PLANE:
  • Aeroporto Internazionale "Corrado Gex" Saint Christophe (Aosta).

Route

If you take the motorway, exit in Pont San Martin and follow the direction Aosta along the normal route; take care after Donnas: right side, immediately after the village, you can see approx. 100 meters of the roman consular road and a nice arc. A few hundreds meters after the fort there is a bridge left side, over the Dora river, with the indication Champorcher; follow it. Drive a few km, till the village of Chateau, and look right side for the indication Petit Mont Blanc. Follow this road, not too large, for a lot of km. Part is asphalted, the most part no. Usually the conditions of this second part are good, ask in the area. Follow this road till Dondena; at the end a sign forbids the traffic after the parking; there are 3/4 parking area, but the road is steep and demaged; take care and park in the upper one. When you start walking, you will find a table with the indications, and the map of the area. Come down left till the river, pass over the bridge and along the road arrive to the refuge of Dondena.

Itinerary

From Dondena (2110m) to follow the "Strada Reale" for the Window of Champorcher until the small bridge that go through the Torrent Ayasse. To continue long the path for the Pass of Moutsaillon (leaving to northeast that for the "Mont Glacier"). To leave it to contribution 2800m~ aiming directly on grassy slopes steep, to the terminal part of the south crest-west and on steep roccette (I°) to reach the peak (3h'00/3h'15).

Descent: on the same route.

Da Dondena (2110 m) seguire la Strada Reale per la Finestra di Champorcher sino al piccolo ponte che attraversa il Torrente Ayasse. Proseguire lungo il sentiero per il Colle di Moutsaillon (abbandonando a nord-est quello per il Mont Glacier). Lasciarlo a quota 2800 metri circa puntando direttamente su pendii erbosi ripidi, alla parte terminale della cresta sud-ovest e su roccette ripide (I°, esposto) raggiungere la vetta (3h'00/3h'15).

Discesa: lungo la stessa via di salita.


Difficulty

This route can be considered E/EE/F+.

L'itinerario è classificato E/EE/F+.

Equipment

Standard mountaineering equipment, rope.

Da alpinismo, corda.

Huts



Internet: Rifugio DONDENA
Email: info@rifugidellarosa.it

Camping

Remember that free camping is forbidden (except for emergency reasons, over 2500m, from darkness until dawn).

Mountain Conditions

  • You can get meteo information at the official site of the Regione Valle d'Aosta:
    Valle d'Aosta Meteo

Webcam

  • WEBCAM on Aosta Valley:
    Webcam

Books and Maps

BOOKS:
  • "Guida delle Alpi Occidentali" di Giovanni Bobba e Luigi Vaccarone C.A.I. Sezione di Torino Volume II (parte II), 25 Maggio 1896.
  • "Guida dei Monti d'Italia–Emilius Rosa dei Banchi Parco del Mont Avic" di Giulio Berutto e Lino Fornelli-Club Alpino Italiano/Touring Club Italiano, Marzo 2005 (in Italian).
  • "I Rifugi della Valle d'Aosta" di Stefano Ardito, Ed. Guide iter, Febbraio 2003.
  • "Guida della Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta" di Mario Aldrovandi; Ed. S.P.E. di Carlo Fanton, Torino 1964.
  • "Diari Alpinistici" di Osvaldo Cardellina e Indice Generale accompagnato da Schedario Relazioni Ascensioni 1964-2014 (inediti).
    MAPS:
    • Enrico Editore Ivrea-Aosta "Gruppo del Gran Paradiso" 1:50.000.
    • I.G.C. Istituto Geografico Centrale Torino "Ivrea Biella e Bassa Valle d’Aosta" (n°9), 1:50.000.
    • L'Escursionista "Valle di Cogne Carta dei Sentieri" 1:25.000.

    Important Information

    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.

    Acknowledgements

    I am greatly indebted to my friend Osvaldo Cardellina for the detailed description of the route.

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