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Val di Rhêmes Ascent

Val di Rhêmes Ascent

Val di Rhêmes Ascent

Page Type: Route

Location: Val d'Aosta, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.52210°N / 7.14780°E

Object Title: Val di Rhêmes Ascent

Route Type: Hike / Basic Snow

Time Required: A long day

Difficulty: EE

Route Quality: 
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Created/Edited: May 11, 2004 / May 11, 2004

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Thumel, Rhêmes Notre Dame.
See main page "Getting there" section for further details.

Route Description

his route is good also for ski-mountaineering (late March - late May, depending on snow conditions - well assested snow required)
From Thumel (1.780 m.), follow trail no. 11 for Leynir Pass. After a first steep step, the trail goes on into a green lonely valley. At Vaudaletta alp (2.443 m., 2h00m) the narrow valley open in wildest spaces, bordered by rocky ridges, permanent snow and little glacier. After the alp the trail goes on on a green highland: the rivers is left to the right. A short steep, close to a rocky jump, allows to reach last plans. Great stoneyground have to be crossed (left to right of the ending valley) to get to Leynir Pass (3.084 m., 3h30min). From Leynir pass to the summit, follow "Valsavarenche Ascent" instruction (3.438 m. - 4h30min).

Essential Gear

Alpin clothes and boots.

Miscellaneous Info

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Arriving at Leynir pass. The...