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Urtier Vallon

 
Urtier Vallon

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: Aosta Valley Cogne Municipality, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.59901°N / 7.49794°E

Object Title: Urtier Vallon

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 10965 ft / 3342 m

 

Page By: OsvaldoCardellina

Created/Edited: Apr 14, 2016 / Apr 14, 2016

Object ID: 969880

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Knock Overview

This valley marks the East border of Cogne Valley. In the place where they spent their lives in the distant past living up there at Crest. This vallon almost a valley, that opens like a large fan finds its end at Col Pontonnet (2897m) and Champorcher "Finestra" (Window; 2826m), bordering the Champorcher Valley, but its summit culminates in the Grande Arolla (3342m) on the border with Valeille. In his circular development it is marked by important pyramids like Punta Tersiva (3515m) and Torre di Lavina (3308m), before reaching the Colle Bardoney ((2833m). Among the latter and Champorcher Window unfold the three important Vallons of Miserino, Acque Rosse, Bardoney, all turned to the Piedmont.




Lavina Tower between Acque Rosse & Bardoney, by Emilio Bertona


Starting from Lillaz Fraction at the entrance of the Urtier Vallon
, and continuing clockwise, along this long and popular vallon that leads to the Refuge "Sogno di Berdzè" (Dream of the Shepherd), at the foot of the Fenêtre de Champorcher. the same is crossed by a private farms dirt road, not always feasible, which reaches the Pastures of Goilles Damon, Tsavanis and Manda; different bifurcations depart from it, namely: from the junction 2280 metres to the West-northwest towards the Pastures of Gueula Dèsott and Damon, Seutse and Taveronna, at the foot of the watershed that falls from Penne Blanche. From the 2363 metres towards Southeast Alpe Broillot or Broillat. The next part of the bifurcation 2360 metres towards the Alps Pianas and des Invergneux also called and known as Hevergnes Pastures, under the hill of the same name, just before this last 2507 metres a second fork leads to the "Baita Hunters Orlando" and the nearby Alp Ponton, under the Tower Ponton. In addition, the road continues linearly to the Hut at the Alpage of Péradza. All this can be done as an alternative path with the path of the High Via, which first runs through the valley floor and then move to the South side of the Torrent Urtier and reach, having doubled in some branches to the Southern vallons, the refuge. This area is divided into two distinct characteristics and particular features: to the North lies the Punta Tersiva, only mountain of some importance in an area free of glaciers but rich waters. Even this mountain on this side provides arid slopes with walls and ridges that day by day are shattered. On the opposite side is not that things change much even presenting the same appearance and you have to wait to get into Valeille to find glaciers. In this area we will consider, however, only the specific areas of the North slope reaching up to the Arietta Hill, but is already in the South. In any case, here is no shortage of proposals for beautiful Walks, including cultural, historical splendid Hiking or Climbing. Not without making first a visit to Cogne with the whole valley floor ...




Crest, by emilius


Questo vallone segna il confine Orientale della Valle di Cogne. Là dove si svolgeva nei tempi remoti la vita di questa vallata vivendo lassù nella località del Crest.
Questo largo ed esteso vallone, quasi una valle, che si apre a guisa di grande ventaglio trova la sua estremità Orientale al Col Pontonnet (2897 m) ed alla contigua Finestra di Champorcher (2826 m), al confine con la Valle di Champorcher, ma il suo vertice culmina nella Grande Arolla (3342 m) al confine con l'attigua Valeille. Nel suo sviluppo circolare viene contrassegnata da importanti piramidi come la Punta Tersiva (3515 m) e la Torre di Lavina (3308 m), prima di raggiungere il Colle di Bardoney ((2833 m) precedente la Grande Arolla. Tra la Finestra di Champorcher e questo ultimo si dispiegano i tre importanti Valloni di Miserino, Acque Rosse, Bardoney, tutti ormai rivolti al vicino Piemonte.




Grande & Petite Arolla between Urtier Vallon and Valeille, by Osw


Partendo dalla Frazione di Lillaz all'entrata del Vallone dell'Urtier
, e continuando in senso orario, percorrendo questo lungo e frequentato vallone che conduce al Rifugio "Sogno di Berdzé", ai piedi della Fenêtre de Champorcher. Il medesimo viene percorso da una strada poderale, non sempre percorribile, che raggiunge gli Alpeggi di Goilles Damon, Tsavanis e Manda; diverse biforcazioni partono dalle medesima e precisamente: dal bivio 2280 metri circa ad Ovest-nordovest verso gli Alpeggi di Gueula di Sotto e di Sopra, Seutse e Taveronna, ai piedi dello spartiacque discendente dal Penne Blanche. Da quello 2363 metri verso Sudest all'Alpe Broillot o Broillat. Il successivo parte dalla biforcazione 2360 metri verso le Alpi Pianas e d'Invergneux oppure anche conosciuta come des Hevergnes, sotto l'omonimo colle, appena prima di quest'ultima un secondo bivio 2507 metri conduce alla "Baita dei Cacciatori Orlando" ed alla vicina Alpe Ponton, sotto la Torre Ponton. Oltre, la strada prosegue in modo lineare fino al rifugio, presso l'Alpe di Peradzà. Tutto questo percorso può essere fatto in alternativa con il sentiero dell'Alta Via, che dapprima percorre il fondo del vallone per poi portarsi sulla sponda Meridionale del Torrent Urtier e raggiungere, dopo essersi sdoppiato in alcune diramazioni verso i valloni Meridionali, il rifugio. Quest'area si divide nettamente in due per caratteristiche e peculiarietà dove a Settentrione trovasi la Punta Tersiva, unica montagna d'un certo rilievo in una zona priva di ghiacciai ma ricca di acque. Anche questa montagna su questo lato offre aridi versanti con pareti e creste che di giorno in giorno van in frantumi. Sul versante opposto non é che le cose cambino di molto presentando anche lo stesso uguali sembianze e si deve attendere d'entrar nell'attiguo Vallone di Valeille per trovar veri e propri ghiacciai. In questa zona prenderemo in considerazione, comunque, soltanto le aree specifiche del versante Settentrionale arrivando insino al Colle dell'Arietta, che però trovasi di già verso Mezzogiorno. In ogni caso anche qui non mancan le proposte per belle Passeggiate, anche culturali e storiche, splendide Escursioni e qualche Arrampicatina. Non senza aver effettuato dapprima una visita a Cogne con tutto il fondovalle ...




Torre di Lavina in Southeast towards the Piedmont, by Osw

Getting There

By car:

  • From TORINO, MILANO, etc: Motorway A5. Exit at IVREA or Quincinetto (PIEDMONT)

    AOSTA West/Aymavilles, Cogne Municipalities.




    From Aymavilles (646m) towards Cogne Valley through Vieyes (1132m), Epinel (1436m), Crétaz (1494m) Hamlets up to Cogne (1534m) Commune with the Main Road reaching Lillaz Fraction (1607m). From this last in East to Sogno di Berdzé, under the Fenêtre of Champorcher.

  • From FRANCE: through the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Entrèves-crossroads to Vény/Ferret Valleys - Mountain Guides of Courmayeur - La Saxe Rock Gym - Courmayeur.




    By Little Saint Bernard Hill, closed since November until half May to La Thuile Valley - Pré Saint Didier - Courmayeur.

    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)

Some Hikes into Urtier




Hevergnes Pass just below Penne Blanche, by emilius


The Vallons most important & the recommended Excursions


1)- Champlong-St. Pierre, Facette Alp (1596m, 1692m):
Walk-Excursion with path in North to Colonna Magnetitemines ( 2390m) (T/E; 2h'45/3h'15).
2)- Champlong-St. Pierre Village, Facette Pasture, Colonna and Liconi Magnetite Mines with miners' houses (1596m, 2495m): Excursion from Lillaz Hamlet (1607m) with path in North along Liconi Torrent to Monte Creya ( 3015m), through Southern Slope (E/F; 4h'30/5h'00).
3)- Lillaz, Goilles Damon Pasture, Cret Church, Tsavanis Waterfall and Pasture, fork 2360 metres, Pianas and invergneux Alps (1607m, 1869m, 2020m, 2293m, 2405m, 2524m): Excursion from Lillaz with path-dirt road before in East, after North to Invergneux Pass (2902m) through Southern Slope (E/F; 5h'30/6h'00).
4)- Lillaz, fork 2360 metres, Invergneux Alp (1607m, 2524m): Excursion-Climbing from Lillaz towards Invergneux Pass through Southern Slope and Eastern Penne Blanche (3252m) by East Ridge, bypassing quotas and carvings 3020, 3012, 3080, 3075, 3127, 3088 metres and Testa Vallonet (3152m) (A/F+; 6h'45/7h'00).




Loee Loch over Lillaz Hamlet, by livioz


5)- Lillaz, Invergneux Pass (2902m):
Climbing to pass with crossing towards Serra Madù (3220m), collar (3198m) Tersiva, by West Crest (A/PD-/PD; 7h'30/8h'00).
6)- Lillaz, alternative 2360 metres after Tsavanis Pasture, fork 2507 metres, "Baita Hunters Orlando" (2641m): Excursion-Climbing to two Pontonnet Lakes and Hill (2808m, 2816m, 2897m), Tour Ponton (3101m), by North-northwest Crest (EE/A/F; 6h'30/7h'00).
7)- Lillaz, Cret Church, Tsavanis Waterfall and Pasture, fork 2360 metres, Manda Alp (1607m, 2020m, 2293m, 2374m): Excursion from Lillaz with path-dirt road in East to "Sogno di Berdzé" Refuge (2532m) near Peradzà Alp and Fenêtre de Champorcher (2826m) through Western Slope (E/F; 4h'45/5h'15).
8)- "Sogno di Berdzé" Refuge (2532m), Ponton Loch and Alp (2600m, 2632m): Walk through paths before in Northeast, after Northwest (T/E/F; 1h'00/1h'15).
9)- "Sogno di Berdzé" Refuge, Ponton Alp, Invergneux Hill: Excursion with paths in Northwest to pass and Climbing through Serra Madou to Tersiva, by Western Crest or, after a short descent and crossing on Tessonet Glacier, to Tersiva Pass and by North-northwest Crest (Standard Route from Grauson Vallon) (A/PD-/F+; 4h'30/5h'00).




"Sogno di Berdzé" Shelter at Peradzà Alp, by emilius


10)- "Sogno di Berdzé" Refuge, saddle (2946m):
Excursion-Climbing pathless in Southeast, after by Southern Crest to Bec Costazza (3092m) (A/F+; 2h'30/3h'00).
11)- "Sogno di Berdzé" Refuge, saddle: Excursion-Climbing pathless before in Southeast, after by Northern Slope to Cima di Peradzà (3021m) (EE/A/F+; 2h'00/2h'30).
12)- "Sogno di Berdzé" Refuge or from fork 2468 metres on dirt road neighbor Torrent de la Nouva: Excursion-Climbing pathless in Southeast to collar 2974 metres, after by East Crest to Tête de la Nouva (3034m) (A/F+/PD-; 2h'00/2h'30).
13)- Refuge or from fork (2468m) on dirt road neighbor Torrent de la Nouva: Excursion with paths in South to Arietta Pass (2947m) (EE/A/F+; 1h'45/2h'15).
14)- Lillaz, Quertatset, Bioulé (1631m, 1750m, 1721m): neighbor Torrent Urtier and above Lillaz Waterfalls Walk with path in East-southeast (T; 0h'50/1h'05).
15)- Lillaz, Loie Pasture (1631m, 2217m): Walk-Excursion with path in East-southeast at the beginning of valeille towards Loee Lake (2346m) (T/E/F; 0h'50/1h'05).




Crossing Urtier Vallon at the end of winter, by emilius

Images

Torre di LavinaArriving to Sogno di Berdzé Hut by snowfields in May<font color=gren><i>PASSAGES</FONT></I>Valeille Petite Grande Arolla & Punta di Forzo 2016 Cima della Valletta di Bardoney <i>2710 m</i>By Gimillan in SE to Lavina Tower & Grande Arolla 2016Visiting Cogne ... Urtier Torrent near Lillaz Hamlet 2016
Near Urtier Torrent to Sogno di Berdzé Shelter 2007Attt...acks and  onslaughts to School in HevergnesOne-week trip / B Cogne Municipality Chief Town 2015Pousset Vallon ... Torre di Lavina from Northwest 2016