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The wild Vallon of the "Cordagnì", Kingdom by Hunters & Poachers

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The most solemn silence reigned in the wild Vallone Arpisson said "The Cordagnì". Then, as the trumpet of the Last Judgment, it sounded the Horn of Hunt with a long and prolonged music, a whistle that has broken the calm of the air, a tune breeze that is dispersed among the valleys below, first with a powerful Eco under the rumbling walls Emilius and "Becca" then with a hiss increasingly faint and far as to accompany to underline the time passing. He also cleared him, but not the ancient Steinbocks who return again and forever. Even the Baron Beck Peckoz has disappeared, and ran his Gamekeepers and Poachers along with them as well that passed "Lo Cordagnì", as they say in Grand Brissogne also always by the locals Ollein and Charvensod Commons "Lo Cordannier", leaving everything in an eerie silence and deafening ...

The WILD VALLON ARPISSON

of the "CORDAGNI'"

under

Emilius Mountain Chain, by emilius





Il silenzio più solenne regnava nel selvaggio Vallone dello Arpisson detto "Lo Cordagnì". Poi, come la tromba del Giudizio Universale, è suonato il Corno di Caccia con un suono lungo e prolungato, un sibilo che ha spezzato la calma dell'aeree e si é disperso tra le sottostanti vallate, prima con un Eco potente sotto le rimbombanti pareti dell'Emilius e della "Becca", poi con un soffio sempre più fievole e lontano tale da segnare ed accompagnare il Tempo che passa. Ha cancellato anche lui, ma non gli Stambecchi che tornan là sempre. Anche il Barone Beck Peckoz di Gressoney é scomparso, e son spariti i suoi Guardiacaccia ed insieme a loro pure i Bracconieri, che "battevano Lo Cordagnì", come dicon a Grand Brissogne o pei locali dei Comuni di Pollein e Charvensod Lo "Cordannier", lasciando tutto in un silenzio irreale ed assordante ...





An Our Little Story

It was also our silence that, although living on the slopes, we saw Emilius and "Becca" but not Arpisson and even the "Cordagnì". The first because, looking from below upward, hides; the second because it remains hidden in the terms of Hunters & Poachers. Like a Secret Code known only by the "Illumineds" and we were not followers of the Enlightenment. Only the little boys, eager to Explorations and Adventures, who looked up but without distinguishing between ridges and walls. Barely, this is the "Becca" and that the Emilus. If there lived Chamoises, Ibexes was possible, but to believe you had to see with our own eyes. Some suspect, to Sunday, he had come. When the evening, watching the TV in black and white in the bar of the country the only half time of a football game, came the "hunters" with their three wheelers of poor beasts death, with the big horns, covered with a tarpaulin pitiful, that hang down from the lateral margins. So we decided to go see what was going on above our heads ...




The  Sacre...
Emilius s North Face Direct Route & Arpisson
Alpe d Arpisson Desott
Emilius s North Wall Direct Route & Arpisson Vallon
Remains of the Old BARON BECK PECKOZ SHELTER 1976


Era anche il nostro silenzio che, pur abitando alle pendici, vedevamo Emilius e "Becca" ma non l'Arpisson e neppure il "Cordagnì". Il primo perché, guardando da sotto in sù, si nasconde; il secondo perché rimane occultato nei termini di Cacciatori & Bracconieri. Come in un Codice Segreto conosciuto esclusivamente dagli "Illuminati e noi non lo eravamo. Solo dei ragazzotti, desiderosi di Esplorazioni e d'Avventure, che guardavano verso l'alto senza distinzione tra creste e pareti. A malapena, questa é la "Becca" e quello l'Emilus. Se là vivevan Camosci e Stambecchi era possibile, ma per credere si doveva veder coi nostri occhi. Ma qualche sospetto, alla Domenica, ci era venuto. Quando alla sera, guardando al bar del paese la TV in bianconero l'unico tempo trasmesso di una partita di calcio, arrivavano i "cacciatori" con i le "Api Piaggio" ripeni di povere bestie morte, con le grandi corna, ricoperte da un pietoso telone, che penzolavano fuori dalle sponde. Abbiam deciso d'andar vedere cosa succedeva lassù, di sopra ...





The Way to the Arpisson under "The Cordagnì" & Carrel Hill

Already at the "Becca" had gone well and even to the Emilius, but at Arpisson ever and "Cordagnì" did not exist in our own I collective. From the top we looked down: umhhh, it seems wild and then where will be the "Sources of Monte Emilius"? Nothing, he had to go exploring. The road was well known to the Reverier du "Tzat" (Cat) and Dessous (where the old fountain appears and then disappears) and then up to the Comboé Vallon. But from Dessous (1042m), at the small chapel of Santa Margherita and Saint Joseph, to go beyond and to Martsaoutsy Arpisson was the unknown, almost beyond the Pillars of Hercules. What do you do? The youngest in the pack, to the Alp of Martsaoutsy or, as we said then, Massaoucchì; us "the greatest", then we were only Ila and I, upwards "in Becca" and then down. A pincer movement. A perfect plan! Only that the "young", arrived in Massaoucchì think only to party, while we goes down towards Arpisson Alpages and sources with some step not too easy. We probably have a wrong turn or maybe we went looking for trouble, but the "Springs of Emilius" really exist and water, booming in underground caverns, comes up with big spurts in the sunlight. The barking of a mangy dog ​​and threatening awaits us at the Pasture of Arpisson (2010m) with the shepherd, the crudest of the same dog, who is laughing. Then down to waterfalls of Arpisson, Alp Plan Croix (1745m) in semi ruins and through a forest even more wild than the Vallon of Martsaoutsy finally Upper, Middle and Lower Martsaoutsy (1362m), La Barma Pastures (1255m), Terre Blanche Dessus Pastures, Gorettaz House (1089m), little Village of Rongachet (1100m) with its footbridge over the Torrent de Comboé and finally Reverier, whence the valley floor. Hunters and Poachers? Not even the slightest shadow with Holy Peace for the Baron Beck Peckoz ...




On the Trail ...  Reverier Saint Joseph Little Chapel <i><b>Past Millennium ...</i></b>
REVERIER du TZAT ANCIENT ALPAGE & Old Fountain under the NONA s BECCA
From  the wartime wreckcages to plastic s ERA 1965/6?
Emilius s in  SUMMIT and Surroundings EMO & SUGG REVERIER of WILD CAT &  the FOUNTAIN & the little old WOMAN & the water BUCKET
Adults / 3 Reverier du Tzat above Pian Felina 1969


Già alla "Becca" eravamo andati e pure allo Emilius, ma allo Arpisson mai ed il "Cordagnì" non esisteva proprio nel nostro Io collettivo. Dallo alto avevamo guardato in giù: umhhh, sembra proprio selvaggio e poi dove saranno le "Sorgenti dello Emilius"? Niente, bisognava andare ad esplorare. La strada era ben conosciuta fino ai Reverier du Tzat e Dessous (dove la vecchietta della fontana appare e poi scompare) e poi sù fino al Comboé. Ma dal Dessous (1042 m), presso la piccola Cappella di Santa Margherita e Saint Joseph, per andare al di là verso Martsaoutsy e lo Arpisson c'era l'incognito, quasi da oltrepassare le Colonne di Ercole. Cosa si fà? I più giovani, in branco, verso l'Alpeggio di Martsaoutsy o, come dicevamo allora, Massaoucchì; noi i "più grandi", che poi eravamo solo Ila ed io, sù in "Becca" e poi giù. Una manovra a tenaglia. Un piano perfetto! Solo che i "giovani", arrivati a Massaoucchì pensano solo a fare festa, mentre noi ci caliamo verso lo Arpisson e le Sorgenti con qualche passaggio non troppo facile. Solo che i "giovani", arrivati a Massaoucchì pensano solo a fare festa, mentre noi ci caliamo verso lo Arpisson e le Sorgenti con qualche passaggio non troppo facile. Probabilmente abbiamo sbagliato strada o forse siamo andati in cerca di grane, ma le "Sorgenti dello Emilius" esistono veramente e l'acqua, rimbombando nelle caverne sotterranee, esce con grandi zampilli alla luce del sole. Lo abbaiare di un cane spelacchiato e minaccioso ci attende all'Alpe d'Arpisson (2010 mi) con il pastore, più rozzo del cane, che se la ride. Poi giù alle Cascate dello Arpisson, all'alpe in rovina di Plan Croix (1745 m) ed attraverso una foresta ancora più selvaggia del vallone finalmente all'Alpe di Martsaoutsy di Sopra, di Mezzo e di Sotto (1362 m), La Barma (1255 m), Terre Blanche Dessus, Gorettaz (1089 m), Villaggetto di Rongachet (1100 m) col suo ponticello sopra il Torrent de Comboé ed infine a Reverier, donde al fondovalle. Cacciatori o Bracconieri? Neppure la minima ombra con Santa Pace per il Barone Beck Peckoz ...





But then the Poachers do not exist?




Towards Arpisson Vallon between

SACRE


From My Fact Sheets "Folklore & ... Funny Histories & ... Curtain III°" (May 24, 2013).


At the entrance in Martsaoutsy Dèsott & near Carrel Hill & from Becca's Summit of Wildlife & Savage Arpisson's Vallon since the beginning of Sixties to end of Eighties


The "DANGEROUS" Vallon of the "Cordagnì", frequented by HUNTERS of Tall Mountain & POACHERS


The vallon has also called from the hunters and from the poachers on the spot "Le Cordagnì" also "Le Cordagnë" (= The Cobbler, from a spike of the he Pecks at of Seneva that, whereas wound by the clouds, it resembles you showing the bent artisan on its job; known observation very well in the Commune of Grand Brissogne), that use the term "passer the Cordagnì" to explain their transit to the inside and in the tall part, where he is seen them, in their idiom, "binocolare" or to use the binoculars. But few, and nothing, has remained luckily almost of these epic struggles with the small camions and the "Bees Piaggio", that saw out to go out, after awful hunting, the stately ones and you give horns. You don't risk you in this without the due precautions (eyes well opened always!), because you could come upon you in hunters an a little distracted: of however it is what it notices and published on the national daily paper, to his time, that the President of the Hunters of the Valley of Aosta, the dear friend Charles, has shot to a cow killing to have it to her "exchanged" with a steinbock!

Near Superior Arpisson's Alp (2005/10m), below Emilius's North Face

From "33 ROUTES OF MONTE EMILIUS (3559m)" always in SP, Section n° 9 oppure PART E:


"1997
(Oct. 09th): "Or basis of Hunters (des Chasseurs)"; from Ponteilles/Dard - Morion Alps to Arpisson Valley; in day from Ponteilles Alp - Morion Alp(ruins) - Plan Croix Alp (ruins) - Arpisson Alp - Cordannier (or Cordagnë) or basis of Arête (of Becca di Seneva) - Peckoz Pass - Arpisson E and W Glaciers - Carrel Pass and Federigo Zullo Bivouac - Gros Scez-Comboé to Ponteilles Alp; (Diego Bollon, Remo Bollon and Comé Stefano: ..."Partiti da Ponteille settacciato Morion, ripartiti per ARPISSON, settacciato niente, ripartiti fatto il CORDANNIER cresta arrivati col Pecoz - una lunga binocolata alle LOR - niente - ripartiti fatto tutta l'attraversata del ghiacciaio dell'EMILIUS - arrivati contenti alle ore 16.30 al BIVACCO FEDERICO - CARREL ."..., of Charvensod d'en Haut) r. or basis 17".

***


: ..." Departed by Ponteille Alpage and Waterfall sifted and searched the Morion Alp and pastures, left again for ARPISSON VALLON, combed and sieved the whole area done nothing, leaved again the CORDANNIER Crest arrived with the Pecoz (Peckoz exactly; note by translater.) - to long "binocolata" (= by binoculars) to the LOR (Laures just precilely; n.b.t.) - nothing - left again fact all crosses him of the Eastern Glacier of the EMILIUS - arrived happy to the hours 16h'30 to the Bivouac FEDERIGO - nearby the CARREL PASS." ...



Images

Emilius, Little Emilius & ArpissonOn the Trail ...  Reverier Saint Joseph Little Chapel <i><b>Past Millennium ...</i></b>Parete Nord dell\'EmiliusPhantasmagoric Arpisson\'s Vallon under Emilius 2006EMILIUS 33 HISTORY ... Arpisson\'s Walloon May 2010Arpisson\'s Superior Pasture & Emilius North Face 2006Remains of the Old BARON BECK PECKOZ SHELTER 1976
MONTE EMILIUS snowy North Face of 680m & Arpisson\'s VallonEmilius\'s BLACK TRIANGLE to Arpisson\'s WALLOON Adults / 3 Reverier du Tzat above Pian Felina 1969Alpe d\'Arpisson DesottREVERIER du TZAT ANCIENT ALPAGE & Old Fountain under the NONA\'s BECCAThe Profane...Emilius\'s in  SUMMIT and Surroundings EMO & SUGG REVERIER of WILD CAT &  the FOUNTAIN & the little old WOMAN & the water BUCKET
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