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A variant climb to the adjoining Valley of the Pousset with which it rejoins at the top forming a large isosceles triangle with its apex at the base of the Colle della Rossa (3190m).
Before you cross over, past the watershed, in the opposite Vallone Lauson or Lozon in which the Vittorio Emanuele II° Shelter (2579m) is sited at the feet of Herbetet (3778m).
Content from the watershed that originates from the Grivola's Punta Rossa, which are directed to the Northeast towards Cogne Common and North above the Crétaz Fraction.
It is therefore, going up the Valley of Cogne from Aymavilles, as the last of the deep valleys of the Southwest buttress of this valley before reaching the Valnontey, or by starting from Cogne and downhill towards the West as the first, followed by those of Pousset, Traso or "Tradzo" and Nomenon. All lead up to the famous Grivola (3969m), or to the its restricted slopes. A crescendo of mountains which then are directed towards the majestic Summit of Gran Paradiso (4061m), at the height of all the mountains of the magnificent Valley of Cogne. Specifically here we find the Pointe du Pousset and Punta Rossa on the one hand and the Pointe de l'Ouille, Mont Herban the Côte de Forcia and Crête de Lauson on the other. In the middle it is situated the lonely Tête du Gavio (Head) that serves as a link between the two valleys. Let's look in more detail just below ...
by Osw February 2016
Una variante di salita all'attiguo vallone del Pousset con il quale si ricongiunge in alto formando un grande triangolo isoscele con il vertice alla base del Colle della Rossa (3190 m).
Prima di sconfinare, passato lo spartiacque, nell'opposto Vallone del Lauson o Lozon nel quale é sito il Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II° (2579 m) alle pendici dell'Herbetet (3778 m).
Contenuto dagli spartiacque che s'originano dalla Punta Rossa della Grivola, indirizzantesi a Nordest in direzione di Cogne ed a Settentrione sopra la piccola Frazione di Crétaz.
Risulta quindi, risalendo la Valle di Cogne con partenza da Aymavilles, come l'ultimo dei valloni del contrafforte Sudovest di questa vallata prima di raggiungere la Valnontey, oppure partendo da Cogne ed in discesa verso Occidente come il primo, seguito da quelli del Pousset, Traso o "Tradzo" e Nomenon. Tutti risalgono verso la famosa Grivola (3969 m), oppure alle sue ristrette pendici. Un crescendo di montagne che poi si indirizzano verso la maestosa Sommità del Gran Paradiso (4061 m), al culmine di tutte le montagne della magnifica Valle di Cogne. Specificamente qui troviamo la Pointe du Pousset e la Punta Rossa da un lato e la Pointe de l'Ouille, il Monte Herban la Côte de Forcia e la Crête de Lauson sullo altro. In mezzo é situata solitaria la Testa del Gavio che funge da collegamento tra i due valloni. Vediamo in maggior dettaglio appena più avanti ...
- From TORINO, MILANO, etc: Motorway A5. Exit at IVREA or Quincinetto (PIEDMONT) also Pont St. Martin, Châtillon, AOSTA East (Nus), West (Aymavilles) Municipalities.
Crétaz Hamlet at the feet of Plan Varioz
From Aymavilles towards Cogne Valley
Aymavilles (646m) towards Cogne Valley with Regional Road: Vieyes (1132m) Fraction; continue to Epinel (1436/52m), Crétaz (1494m) hamlets, by path in Pian Varrio Vallon at Vermiana Dessus Alp (2382m) below "l'Euille" and with a small path towards the Colle della Rossa (3190m), below Punta Rossa della Grivola (3630m).
Cogne Common below Pointe de l'Ouille
It is not necessary to take Motorway A5: you can drive on State Road n° 26, in the direction of AOSTA - IVREA - TURIN.
Some more or less easy Hikings
1)- Pousset Lower Alp (1436m): Walk with path n° 26/TVC in South-southeast towards Pianes (1694m) Pasture; flexing to the Southeast through "Grand Bois" and passing above Récogé (1798m) Alp reach that of Eyfié (1950m); from this last, route more in South, towards Pousset Lower Alp (2176m; old rascards; T/E/F; 1h'50/2h'00).
2)- Pousset Upper Alp, Pointe Pousset (2520m, 3045m): excursion from Epinel passing Pousset Lower Alp with path n° 26 in South-southwest until the fork (2303m).
(*** Else with departure by Crétaz through trail n° 25/TVC/26 until P.N.G.P. Cabine 2289 metres,passing near the fork 2303 metres, up to the Upper Pousset Alpage).
From both continue towards the overlying junction about 2700 metres and with not numbered small path to the Northwest to Pointe Pousset (3045) (EE/F+; 2h'15/2h'45).
3)- Gratton Bivouac (3198m): Excursion from Epinel Hamlet with path n° 26 before in Southeast into the "Grand Bois" (Great Forest) to sources of Pousset Torrent neighboring the homonym lower Pasture (2176m; wooded "rascards"), crossing below the Northern and Eastern Faces of Punta Pousset (3045m). After South with path always n° 26, passing through the upper (2520m), towards the Pousset Pass (3201m) near the Camp Damiano Gratton (1998m), just above Traso Glacier (EE/F+; 4h'30/5h'00).
4)- Punta Rossa della Grivola (3630m): to complete the course on watershed dominating from East to the West the upper plateau of Traso Glacier in terminal part, continue on sparce but always evident traces towards the South and, after bypassing the Altitudes 3338, 3364 metres formed from stacked blocks, continue easily with a small snowy ridge reaching the Summit, with the Southeast Face or Normal Route of Grivola in front (EEA/F+; 1h'15/1h'30 from Camp Gratton; 6h'00/6h'30 Epinel or Crétaz Hamlets).
5)- Colle della Rossa (3190m): excursion by Epinel before in Southeast after South through the trail n° 26 on morainic North Slope towards the hill (EEA/F; 5h'00/5h'30).
7)- Monte Herban (3001m): excursion from Crètaz in South-southwest, passing near Vermiana Damon or Dessus Alp (2382m) through the paths n° 25/TVC/18D on Western Slope towards the saddle 2492 metres. From this and Southern Via along the enough steep rocky-grassy Northern Slope to the large Summit (EEA/F; 4h'00/4h'30).
8)- Vermiana Pass (2896m): excursion from Crètaz in South-southwest through the path n° 25/TVC until Plan Varioz in altitude 2719m); after without path but through annoying screes and tiresome moraine on Sutheastern Slope towards the pass, located between the Crête du Loson (3047m) Tête-Tsaplane (3006m; EEA/F; 4h'15/4h'45).
9)- Colle della Rossa (3190m): long excursion from Crètaz in South-southwest through the trails n° 25/TVC on Northern Slope towards the hill (EEA/F; 5h'00/5h'30).
10)- Testa del Gavio (3046m): ascent always from Crètaz in South-southwest through the path n° 25/TVC until immediately before the tableland of Plan Varioz in altitude 2589m; after without path but through ground stones and steep moraines towards the North-northeastern Ridge up to the altitude 2771 metres. From this through the same North-northeastern Crest, avoiding left (East) a rocky steep step in the middle part, over the acute and inclined to the South turret of narrow Summit (EEA/F; 4h'15/4h'45).