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Pointe Valletta from Cerisey

 
Pointe Valletta from Cerisey

Page Type: Route

Location: Aosta Valley, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.80330°N / 7.13730°E

Object Title: Pointe Valletta from Cerisey

Route Type: ski mountanering

Time Required: A long day

Difficulty: Medium skiers

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Page By: maria grazia s

Created/Edited: Jan 24, 2006 / Nov 4, 2006

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Approach


Pointe Valletta from the summit of Mont Flassin; you can see the ridge along which is possible to climb, and the steep slopes, dangerous in case of a lot of snow


From Aosta town: take the high way to Gran San Bernardo pass, approx. 500 meters after Etroubles turn left following the sign Comba Citrin, and follow the road till the end, in front of the village of Cerisey, m. 1360; Park there.

Route Description

Put on ski and follow the small river Artereva till to cross another very small river who comes down from the comba Citrin; turn South, and start climbing along the trails of the summer path, in the bush; this part has to be done with the ski on your shoulders, unless there is more than a meter of snow....The path is sometime steep; after the Montagna Citrin di mezzo ( an old farm), on very easy and wide slopes, keeping the right side of the big vallon, move to the Col Citrin, the one with a very big support for an electricity line.
When you start to see the pass, there are two possibilities: to reach the Col Citrin only, m. 2484, or to move to the Pointe Valletta.
In this case, turn right passing close to the small lake, m. 2445, and, after an accurate study about the snow conditions, choose a point of the ridge where to leave the ski, and reach the top by foot.

Essential Gear

Normal ski mountanering equipment

Books and Maps

- DAL MONVISO AL SEMPIONE - R.Aruga e C. Poma -CDA
route 75
- SCI ALPINISMO IN VAL D'AOSTA - P. Giglio E. Noussan - Zanichelli
route 60

Miscellaneous Info

The pointe Valletta can be also climbed from Cerisey in summer season, and is a quite long route.

Images

Skiing down from Punta...Punta Valletta in winter,...The nice slopes of the Comba...Pointe Valletta: view from...Pointe Valletta: view from...ski montanering route to...The route to Col Citrin and...