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Valtournanche

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Location: Aosta Valley Châtillon Antey St. André Torgnon Valtournenche Chamois La Magdeleine Municipalities, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.95681°N / 7.64532°E

Object Title: Valtournanche

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 4478 ft / 1365 m

 

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Created/Edited: Oct 17, 2015 / Apr 4, 2016

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Mattercervino Overview




Valtournanche or Valtournenche? Surely "Val Tornenza". So at least for the locals, that valley that runs, that turns, as for the Grand and Petit Tournalin, mountains that descend turning downstairs in towards Châtillon and the Valley of the Dora Baltea. Quite a puzzle, because this is the only valley of the Aosta Valley that ends in "... anche".
But above all is the Matterhorn Valley, "Szervin" that reads "Tzervèn" as Serveùn
, and even Matterhorn, while for those of the Valtornentza "the Gran Becca".
So it was when Jean Antoine Carrel said The Bersagliere tried to conquer her along with other "Tornenztoleins" and the inevitable and, as he says, the Abbot Gorret, Intrepid British. Always starting from Breuil why Cervinia it did not exist or, at least, hovered only in the imagination of Milan inhabitants, while the "Cervino" was the prerogative of the Alpine Club of Turin and the by C.A.I. A key demand for the newly formed Young Italy, unified, while Swiss citizens, and in particular the Valaisans, simply was and remained the Matterhorn or the Horn of Matter, the resort below as to the Zmutt Grat that rises above the Zmuttgletscher. Without resorting to the usual and that tyrannize Latin to large forests nonexistent at the base, from which derive, in a rather imaginary and fascinating but entirely artificial, Silva, Selva, Servèn and Cervino ...




In this precise point appear the Monte Cervino or Matterhorn, by Osw


Valtournanche oppur Valtournenche? Sicuramente "Val Tornenza". Sì almeno per gli abitanti locali, ovvero valle che gira, "qui tourne", come per Grand e Petit Tournalin, le montagne che scendono girando giù a Châtillon e la Valle della Dora. Un bel rompicapo, poiché questa risulta come l'unica valle della Val d'Aosta terminante in "... anche".
Ma soprattutto é la Valle del Cervino, "Tzervin" che si legge "Tzervèn" come Serveùn
, ed inoltre Matterhorn mentre per quelli della Valtornentza "la Gran Becca".

Valtour ... Canon Writer Botanic Georges Carrel 2015
Valtournanche (Torgnon-Châté) Old 1765 House 2015
Valtournanche Giovanni Bobba Writer Mountaineer 2015
Maen small Church just below Valtournenche 2015
Valtournanche Abbot & Mountaineer Aimé Gorret 2015


Così era quando Jean Antoine Carrel detto il Bersagliere cercava di conquistrarla insieme ad altri "Tornenztoleins" ed agli immancabili e, come dice, l'Abbé Gorret, Intrepidi Inglesi . Sempre partendo dal Breuil, perché Cervinia non esisteva o, per lo meno, sol aleggiava nella fantasia dei milanesi, mentre il "Cervino" era appannaggio del Club Alpino dei torinesi e del C.A.I. Una richiesta fondamentale per la Giovane Italia appena costituita ed unificata, mentre per gli Svizzeri, ed in particolare i Vallesani, semplicemente era e restava il Matterhorn o Corno di Matter, dalla località sottostante come per la Zmutt Grat che si innalza sopra lo Zmuttgletscher. Senza ricorrere al solito tiranneggiante latino ed ad ampie foreste alla base inesistenti, dalle quali fanno derivare, in modo alquanto immaginario e suggestivo ma del tutto artificioso, Silva, Selva, Servèn e Cervino ...




Going up appear even the Becca d'Aran with Mont Roisetta, by Osw


But it is also the valley of other great mountains starting from Breithorns and the Dent d'Herens. This last (4175m), which is also to do with Switzerland, is the source of the great Western divide that, by the Grandes and Petites Murailles, separates from the adjacent Valpelline to reach, after Château des Dames e Dôme de Cian (3488m, 3351m), the modest and forgotten seeds Mont Redessau (3253m), where from its Summit Southeast (3237m) starts the long partition with the Valley of St. Barthélemy ending up Becca Aver (2469m), above the Common of Torgnon. One less important appendage of the Basin of St. Denis / Verrayes falls above that of Châtillon on the border with the Central Valley of Baltea. On the opposite or Eastern descends from Western Breithorn (4165m), or better would be more accurate to say the Gobba di Rollin (3899.6m), the partition with the Ayas Valley, which reached to Southwest the Grande Sommettaz (3165,7m), he goes far to the South arriving on the Mont Roisetta, Grand Tournalin (3334m, 3379m), elegant hilltop above the Common of Valtournenche, but can not compete with the opposite side. Between the Municipalities of Chamois La Magdeleine in the West and the famous resorts of St.-Jacques, Champoluc and Antagnod in the other side, the watershed provides even more modest elevations from Becchi Trecare, Nana, Grande Dent (3031m, 3003m, 2832m) towards the Mont Zerbion (2719/20m), after discarding the "offended" Mont Tantané (2734m), which remains sullenly apart over Chamois La Magdeleine. But it puts in agreement all the Torrent Marmore from Lac de Goillet reaches the Baltea at the location "Chameran" Châtillon.




Finally above Valtournanche & Breuil-Cervinia the Grandes Murailles, by Osw


Ma é anche la valle d'altre grandi montagne incominciando dai Breithorns e dalla Dent d'Hérens. Quest'ultima (4175 m), anch'essa da spartire con la Svizzera, origina il grande spartiacque Occidentale che, tramite le Grandes e Petites Murailles, la divide dall'adiacente Valpelline fino a raggiungere, dopo Château des Dames e Dôme de Cian (3488m, 3351m), il modesto e semidimenticato Mont Redessau (3253 m), dove dalla sua Cima Sudest (3237 m) inizia il lungo divisorio con la Valle di St. Barthélemy terminante alla Becca d'Aver (2469 m), sopra il Comune di Torgnon. Una men importante appendice tra il Bacino di St. Denis/Verrayes cala sopra quello di Châtillon al confine con la Valle Centrale della Dora Baltea. Sull'opposto od Orientale scende dal Breithorn Occidentale (4165 m), o meglio sarebbe più giusto dire dalla Gobba di Rollin (3899,6 m), il divisorio con la Valle d'Ayas che, raggiunta verso Sudovest la Grande Sommettaz (3165,7 m), si dirige decisamente a Mezzogiorno arrivando al Mont Roisetta e Grand Tournalin (3334 m, 3379 m), eleganti Sommità sopra il Comune di Valtourneche, che però non possono competere col versante opposto. Tra i Comuni di Chamois e La Magdeleine ad Ovest e le rinomate località turistiche di St.-Jacques, Champoluc ed Antagnod dall'altra parte, lo spartiacque offre elevazioni ancor più modeste dai Becchi Trecare, Nana e Grande Dent (3031 m, 3003 m, 2832 m) sino allo Zerbion (2719/20 m), dopo aver scartato l'"offeso" Mont Tantané (2734 m), che riman scontrosamente appartato sopra Chamois e La Magdeleine. Ma mette d'accordo tutti il Torrente Marmore che dal Lac de Goillet raggiunge, "deciso", la Dora presso lo "Chameran" di Châtillon.

Valtournanche Jean Antoine Carrel <i> Il Bersagliere </i> 2015
Valtour ... Giovanni Giuseppe Maquignaz Guide 2015
Valtournanche Famous Abbé & Writer Aimé Gorret 2015
Valtournanche Guides Jean & Daniele Pellissier 2015
Valtournanche Valorous Mountain Guide Jean Bich 2015



Getting There

By car:

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

    From IVREA Town: in West (Southern side) to Pont Saint Martin, Verrès, Châtillon, Municipalities in East-southeast from Aosta Town.

    From Courmayeur Resort: in East-southeast to Aosta, Nus, Châtillon Municipalities and in North towards Antey St. Anselme and Valtournenche Communes.




    More Southeastern Sides:

    From Châtillon Municipality towards Valtournanche Valley

    From Châtillon (549m), with Regional Road, to Valtournanche and Breuil Cervinia Municipalities (2004m); from this, through paths in West, to Tsan Bivouac, Lake (2489m, 2441m), Cignana Lake (2149m) or, through dirt road and paths more in East, to Gran Sometta (3166m).

  • From FRANCE: through the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Entrèves-crossroads to Vény/Ferret Valleys - Courmayeur. By Little Saint Bernard Pass, 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).



Visiting the Marmore or Cervino Valley




Ussel Castle above Châtillon and in front of Valtournanche,

by Osw


The Valtornanche or "Valtornenza"


2)- The choice
is to go visit the Valley Tournanche of the Torrent Marmore, well known as the Valley of the Cervino also Matterhorn, above the neighboring Municipality of Châtillon The same, leaving to the East little Town of Saint Vincent at the foot of Mount Zerbion (2773m) go up between this and the "Promontory of Sarrasin" to the West in altitude of 1668 metres (St. Evence Chapel), towards the North Valtournanche coming, after the Villages of Champlong and Chessin to Antey St. André (1080m; Parish Church National Monument); the same, very old, he dominated on the whole Valley of the Matterhorn. In 1452 the Parish Priest Symond built the Cloister, then demolished in 1512, after the reopening of the Convent of St. Gilles Verrès, from the work of Prior Charles of Challant, at the entrance of the Lys Valley. But the early church was the Chapel of Petit Antey, while its Bell tower is "only" of 1100. The Church has a silver urn of 1481, where, apparently, are the relics of Saints Andrew, Peter, Barbara, Margaret and Grateful. Two Crucifixes enrich the Church: one very old and anyway dated before XV° Century and the other "double-faced" of 1400, plated bronze and silver placed along with two Altars and other contemporary furniture in the sacristy, always of 1400. Amongst the Bells, that known as "Sol Paris", is like the oldest and is dated 1620, while the exterior has been restored by Canon Ferdinand Bordet together to "Mary Help of Christians" Chapel, which he endowed the Church even of an organ and instituted the Asylum for over 100 children and donated to the Sisters of the regency to "Istituto San Giuseppe in Aosta". The Feast of the Patron Saint, Andrea, takes place on November 30th, and on May 4th and October 3th will be played two Fairs. Antey St. André is positioned low into the valley floor between the two Commons of Torgnon to the West and La Magdeleine East, that the overhang of respectively 410 and 160 metres.




La Magdeleine Common under Mont Zerbion & Tantané,

by Osw


By Antey St. André
, leaving the detour to the West by the Municipality of Torgnon (1489m; Chapel "Notre Dame de la Pitié" to Triatel and Parish Church of San Martino with Campanile of 1300; Sainct Evance Chapel of 500; Chésod Hospice 1300. Again San Nicola Chapel at Chaté 1300 and by San Pantaleone before 1600 and tiny Chapel-Sanctuary "Madonna della Neve", built in 1928 50 metres below Becca d'Aver) and East the nearby deviation to the Commune of La Magdeleine (Parish Church 1789 built over ancient Chapel at Brengon locality of 1482 "Santa Maddalena" and Masselod Chapel 1672, nearby the Lo, Lod or Loth Lake (*** brief walk by Pt. Antey with path n° 4 passing Chaillein or Challin small Hamlet; 1h'10; 1092m, 1387m) and under Mont Tantané (2737m). Moreover through the trail towards the Southwest n° 8; 0h'40 by La Magdeleine, in turn accessible after 18 Km. from Châtillon (549m, 46 Km. from Ivrea and 24 by Aosta; with Bell Tower Church of the XIV° Century National Monument with columns in granite work of the Architect from Turin Saroldi; Bridge 1766 with arch 22 metres high and over 40 on the Torrent Marmore; Church Medieval "Our Lady of Grace"; Medieval Bridge of 1380, the remains of the Roman Bridge 240 BC; Capuchin Monastery of 1633, Castle Counts Challant of 1350, today "Passerin d'Entrèves"; Casaforte Nives XVI° Century and "Tours des Granges" XIV°) and about 42 Km. from Aosta, Valtournenche (1524m; Parish Church built on ancient Chapel of 1412). But the first Church was built in Barmaz location where there are remains of the walls prior to the year 1000. Expanded in 1420 and rebuilt, after a period of contrasts with the inhabitants, in 1855 it has a portal of 1854 and two wooden altars and Campanile of 1760.




Valtournenche under Grandes Murailles & Mont Roisetta,

by Osw


In addition there are several Chapels such as the old Breuil
front of the year 1000 or "Notre Dame des Hermites", "Notre Dame de la Garde" 1679 Crétaz 1711, "Notre Dame de Guérison" 1686, "Notre Dame de Singlin and Losanche" 1790, Ussin 1612 Crépin 1700 at their respective locations. Nearby the above Lake Cignana (2149m), in the vast and wild basin immediately West of Valtournanche from which we find the "Barmasse Refuge (2175m) below the partition Mont Saleron-Becca di Salé-Pointe and Dome de Cian-Peaks Balanselmo-Pointes of Valcornière-Castelletto (little Castle) Wymper-Mont-Rouge-Mont Seriola-Mont Pancherot Yellowtail, are located on the Northern bank the Chapelle de Tsignanaz; beautiful hike of about 3h'00 starting from "Notre Dame de la Garde" with trail n° 8 or by Valtournanche through path n° 6/Haute Route n° 1. At the top of the basin we find, one after the other and between Lakes Balanselmo, of Mount Dragon and the Grand Lac, the D. Manenti Bivouac (2783m) and the Refuge "Perucca-Vuillermoz" (2909m), both below the Colle di Valcournière or Valcournera (3075m). While, climbing to the Matterhorn, he come to the very picturesque Chapel of Sainct Bernard "Patron Saint of Mountaineers". Above the Breuil, currently and improperly Cervinia, we find, from Château (+; 2074m) through a short and easy walk along the private road concomitant path n° 12/13 (about half an hour), the above characteristic promontory at an altitude of 2143 metres the "Chapelle aux morts de la guerre" with a small cannon on wheels at the outside and great views on the South Face of the Cervino also Matterhorn, between the two "Ridges Leone and Furggen or Furggrat". Wanting to extend the hike with the trail n° 12/13 (an hour and a half) to the Refuge Duca degli Abruzzi (2810m) and not at the very top "Oriondé" the "Croix de Carrel" (+, 2950m), where he died the famous Jean Antoine Guide with customers, in return after a terrible storm endured on the Cervino or for the inhabitants the "Gran Becca". Otherwise, starting from Breuil-Cervinia, "Cielo Alto" locality ("Sky High" (2101m), and heading towards the Southeast through the trail n° 16 is reached with nice excursion, via the Alps Chavanon (2235m) and Goillet (2431m), the Lac de Goillet (2516m) under the Eastern Motta di Pleté (3018m) and Gran Sometta (3166m). Continuing with the same first and then with the farm dirt road, but most in the Northeast, you get to the upper Lacs des Cimes Blanches (2804m; 2h'15/2h'30 from Breuil), surrounded by a number of smaller lakes below the Testa Grigia ("Gray Head") and the culmination of the "Cable car Plateau Rosa" (3480m, Refuge "Guide del Cervino").




Cervino or, better, the "Gran Becca" by Breuil's inhabitants,

by Gianni Junod 1967

La Valtounanche o "Val Tornenza"


2)- La scelta
consiste nell'andar a visitare la Valle Tournanche o del Marmore, una meglio conosciuta quale Valle del Cervino, che si apre al di sopra del Comune di Châtillon. Da quest'ultimo, lasciando ad Est la Cittadina di Saint Vincent ai piedi del Monte Zerbion (2773 m) si risale tra questo ed il Promontorio detto "dei Sarrasin" presso il Santuario di St. Evence (1668 m) ad Occidente, verso Settentrione in direzione della Valtournanche arrivando, dopo le Frazioni di Champlong e Chessin al Comune di Antey St. André (1080 m; Chiesa Parrocchiale Monumento Nazionale); la stessa, molto antica, dominava su tutta la Valle del Cervino. Nel 1452 il Parroco Symond fece costruire il Chiostro, poi abbattuto nel 1512, dopo la riapertura del Covento di St. Gilles a Verrès, ad opera del Priore Carlo dei Challant, all'entrata della Valle del Lys. Ma la Chiesa primitiva era la Cappella di Petit Antey, mentre il suo Campanile é "soltanto" del 1100. La Chiesa possiede un'urna di argento del 1481, dove, a quanto sembra, sono conservate le reliquie dei S.S. Andrea, Pietro, Barbara, Margherita e Grato. Due Crocefissi l'arricchiscono: uno antichissimo e non databile e comunque antecedente il XV° Secolo e l'altro "double-face" del 1400, placcato in bronzo ed in argento nonché collocato insieme a due Altari ed ad altri mobili contemporanei nella sagrestia. Tra le Campane, quella detta del "Sol di Parigi", risulta come la più antica ed é del 1620, mentre gli esterni son stati restaurati dal Canonico Ferdinando Bordet insieme alla Cappella di "Maria Ausiliatrice", il quale inoltre istituì un Asilo per oltre 100 bambini e donato in reggenza alle Suore dell'"Istituto San Giuseppe di Aosta". Festa Patronale di Sant'Andrea il 30 Novembre e Fiere al 4 di Maggio ed al 3 d'Ottobre. Antey St. André é collocato sul fondovalle tra i due Comuni di Torgnon ad Occidente e di La Magdeleine ad Est, che lo sovrastano di 410 e 160 metri circa.




Torgnon Commune & area from Saint Pantaleon Hill,

by Osw


Da Antey St. André, lasciando ad Ovest la deviazione per il Comune di Torgnon (1489 m; Cappella di "Notre Dame de la Pitié" a Triatel e Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Martino con Campanile del 1300; Cappella di Sant'Evanzio del 500: Ospizio di Chésod del 1300. Ed ancora Cappelle di San Nicola presso il Chaté, del 1300, e di San Pantaleone anteriore al 1600 e Cappella-Santuario "Madonna della Neve", eretta nel 1928 50 metri sotto la Becca d'Aver) ed ad Est la vicina deviazione per quello più elevato di La Magdeleine (1650 m; Chiesa Parrocchiale del 1789 sopra antica Cappella a Brengon del 1482 dedicata a "Santa Maddalena" e Cappella di Masselod del 1672) presso il Lago di Lo, Lod ed anche Loth (*** breve passeggiata dal Villaggetto di Petit Antey tramite sentiero-mulattiera n° 4 passante per quello di Chaillein oppure Chaillin; 1h'10; 1092 m, 1387 m), nonché al di sotto del Mont Tantané (2737 m). Oppure tramite il sentiero verso Sudovest n° 8; 0h'40 da La Magdeleine, a sua volta raggiungibile, dopo 18 Km. da Châtillon (549 m; 46 Km. da Ivrea e 24 da Aosta (Chiesa con Campanile del XIV° Secolo Monumento Nazionale con colonne in granito ad opera dell'Architetto torinese Saroldi; Ponte del 1766 con arco di 22 metri ed alto oltre 40 sul Torrent Marmore; Chiesetta Medievale di "Nostra Signora delle Grazie"; ponte Medioevale del 1380; resti Ponte Romano del 240 avanti Cristo; Convento dei Cappuccini del 1633; Castello dei Conti di Challant del 1350, oggi "Passerin d'Entrèves"; Casaforte di Nives XVI° Secolo e "Tours des Granges" XIV°) e 42 Km. da Aosta, Valtournanche (1524 m; Chiesa Parrocchiale costruita sulle rovine dell'antica Cappella del 1412). Ma la primitiva Chiesa era stata costruita nella località di Barmaz ove sussistono resti di mura anteriori all'anno 1000. Ampliata nel 1420 e riedificata, dopo un periodo di contrasti tra la Chiesa e gli abitanti d'Antey Saint André, nel 1855 presenta un portale del 1854 e due altari lignei e Campanile del 1760.




Col des Bornes above Torgnon to Zerbion over La Magdeleine,

by emilius


Inoltre esistono diverse Cappelle come l'antica del Breuil anteriore all'anno 1000 oppure "Notre Dame des Hermites", "Notre Dame de la Garde" 1679, Crétaz 1711 in Val di Cogne, "Notre Dame de Guérison" 1686, "Notre Dame de Singlin e Losanche" 1790, Ussin 1612, Crépin 1700 presso le rispettive località. Al soprastante Lago di Cignana (2149 m), nel vasto e selvaggio bacino subito ad Ovest di Valtournanche presso il quale riscontriamo il "Rifugio Barmasse (2175 m) al di sotto del divisorio Mont Saleron-Becca di Salé-Pointe e Dome de Cian-Cime di Balanselmo-Pointes de Valcornière-Castelletto Wymper-Mont Rouge-Monte Seriola-Mont Pancherot, ne troviamo sulla sponda Settentrionale la Chapelle de Tsignanaz; bella escursione di 3h'00/3h'30 circa partendo da "Notre Dame de la Garde" con sentiero n° 8 oppure direttamente da Valtournanche tramite il n° 6/Alta Via n° 1. Nella parte superiore del bacino troviamo invece, uno appresso allo altro e tra i Laghi di Balanselmo, del Monte Dragone ed il Grand Lac, il Bivacco D. Manenti (2783 m) ed il Rifugio Perucca-Vuillermoz (2909 m), entrambi sottostanti al Colle di Valcournière o Valcournera (3075 m). Mentre, salendo al Cervino, si incontra la veramente pittoresca Cappella di San Bernardo "Santo Patrono degli Alpinisti". Sopra il Breuil, attualmente ed impropriamente Cervinia, troviamo, passando dal Château (+; 2074 m) tramite una facile e breve passeggiata sulla strada poderale concomitante al sentiero n° 12/13 (mezz'oretta), sul soprastante caratteristico promontorio a quota 2143 metri la "Chapelle aux morts de la guerre" con tanto di cannoncini con ruote all'esterno e vista grandiosa sulla Parete Sud del Cervino, compresa tra le "Creste del Leone e di Furggen o Furggrat". Volendo prolungare l'escursione con il sentiero n° 13 (un'oretta e mezza) si raggiunge il Rifugio Duca degli Abruzzi (2810 m) e non molto sopra presso l'"Oriondé" la "Croix de Carrel" (+; 2950 m), dove spirò la celebre Guida Jean Antoine al ritorno con i clienti, dopo una terribile bufera patita sul Cervino o "Gran Becca". Altrimenti, partendo da Breuil-Cervinia, località "Cielo Alto" (2101 m), e dirigendosi verso Sudest coll sentiero n° 16 si raggiunge con bella escursione, passando per le Alpi Chavanon (2235m) e Goillet (2431m), il Lac de Goillet (2516 m), sotto la Motta di Pleté Orientale (3018m). Continuando dapprima con il medesimo e poi con la strada poderale, ma più a Nordest, si arriva al superiore Lac des Cimes Blanches (2804 m; 2h'15/2h'30 dal Breuil), contornato da una serie di laghetti al di sotto della Testa Grigia e del Glacier de Valtournanche ed al punto d'arrivo della "Funivia del Plateau Rosà" (3480 m, Rifugio "Guide del Cervino").




Gobba di Rollin at the beginning of Eastern watershed,

by andrea.it

Some small trip in "Val Tornenza" even with Snowshoeing

Some small trip even with Snowshoeing







Valtournanche.

It reaches from Châtillon (549m), Antey Saint André (1075m), Torgnon (1489m), Valtournanche (1524m), Breuil-Cervinia (2004m), Chamois (1815m), La Magdeleine (1650m) Municipalities.


Western Side (from Bornes Hill to Cignana Lake)


"From Chantorné Alpages to Mont Meabé",

by emilius





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1)- Minimum Route n° 1:
from Torgnon-Septumian Fraction (1547m) towards Pecou (1618m), Chatrian (1650m) Villages to Golette small Resort (1677m; Area Pic Nic with small Football Field); from this in Southwest through dirt road into Forest to Bornes Hill and nearby Alp (1725m; T; 1h '00/1h '15 from Golette), below Becca d'Aver (2469m).

2)- Basic Itinerary n° 1: from Golette to a mini pond and towards Baccard (1902m), Vieille (1886m), Fontarin (1943m), nearby Chantorné Damon (1956m) Alps, (1700m) through dirt road or paths fork 2048 metres; from this last in West to Fenêtre Hill (2162m; E/F+; 3h '/3h '15), below Mont de la Fenêtre/Mont Meabé Southern Antesummit.

"Fenêtre Pass from Chantorné Pastures",

by Marco Cossard





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3)- Exceptional Route n° 1:
from Golette small Resort to fork 2048 metres; from this in Northwest to Mont Meabé Southern Antesummit, through Southern Slope (+; 2566m; M+; 2h '45/3h '00 from alternative; 4h '15/4h '30 from Golette Area; 5h '15/5h '30 from Septumian Fraction), between Northern Summit (2616m)/Praz Croux (+; 2248m).

"Ascending Mont Meabé to Central Valley",

by sergioenrico


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4)- Basic Itinerary n° 2:
from Torgnon (Pecou Fraction), Bagnoy (1658m), Chaté (1676m) Villages, fork 1697 metres, Chatelar Dèsott Pasture (+; 1791m); from this, through Municipal Roads, to, with path, Mont de Chatelar (+; 1848m). In North, through dirt roads, towards Chatelar Damon (1874m), Brusoney (1895m), Betsoloz (1895m; source), Courthoud du Meitin, Damon (2059m, 2068m) Pastures, Crot des Labies (2356m), Tsomioy or Chomioi Alpages (2450m; E/F+; 4h '00/4h 15), below Southern slopes and Eastern Crest of Cima Bianca or Cime Bianche (3008m).

5)- Variant n° 1: from Alp to Chomioi Pass (2603m; EE/M-; 0h '45/1h), between Cima Bianca South/Mont Miracle.

6)- Exceptional Route n° 2: from Chomioi Alp, through small path and traces, toward point 2755 metres on Eastern Crest and through the Northern side of the same, always small path and traces, to Southern Antesummit (2972m); from this with North crossing on South rocky and easy Crest to Cima Bianca North Summit (EE/D-; 2h '30/2h '45 from Alp; 6h '30/7h 15 from Torgnon Commune), between Tours des Crottes (2859/60m)/Monte Miracolo (2601m).

7)- Basic Itinerary n° 3: from Betsoloz (1895m) towards Courthoud du Meitin, Damon, through dirt road, to Chavacour Hospice (2058m), Crot de Loup (2159m) Alps; from these to Tsan Bivouac, with path, Lake and Cabane (2489m, 2441m, 2479m; E/F+; 2h '45/3h '00), below Pointe de Chavacour (3191m)/Pointe Cian or Tsan (3322m).

"Cignana Basin",

by andrea.it





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8)- Basic Itinerary n° 4:
from Valtournanche-Montaz Dessous (1467m; parking) through Municipal Road to Valmartin Village (1510m); from this with path towards Promoron (1812m), Falegnon (1914m) Pastures to Cignana or Tsignanaz Lake, Barmasse Shelter (neighbor Chapel), with Haute Route number 1 (2149m, 2175m, 2186m; E/F; 3h '15/3h '45).

Eastern Side (from Motta de Pleté/Gran Sometta to Portola Hill)

"Mont Roisetta from Becca d'Aran",

by buxlex





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9)- Exceptional Route n° 3:
from Valtournanche with Main Road to alternative 1909 metres after Vervoyes Vilage (1845m) and, through dirt farms road, towards Promindoz de Meitin and Damon (1932m, 2026m), Mandaz, Mandaz Dèsott and Damon (2113m, 2315m)), Molar (2315m), Cleyva Groussa (2253m), Illiaz Perron (2249m), Gran Plan (2510m) Pastures and Alps; from this to cross 2599 metres and with path in Northwest, crossing Cleyva Groussa Torrent, to Motte de Pleté Western Summit (2840m), through Southeast easy Slope. Easily traverse on watershed to Central (2870m), Eastern (3018m) Summits to Gran Sometta, through West Crest (3166m; D; 3h '00/3h '30 from Grand Plan; 6h '00/7h '00 from alternative), between Northeast (2985m)/Southwest (2894m) Hills of Cime Bianche.

10)- Exceptional Route n° 4: from Valtournanche-Crétaz (1515m; parking) with Haute Route number 1 towards unnamed pasture 1537 metres, Promindoz (1845m), Cheneil Village (2104m; parking. Hotel Panorama Bich 2097m. * Also through Municipal Road from Valtournanche-Evette (1578m) to Cheneil). From parking under the Village, through path in Northeast, towards Lezard (2131m), Aran (2325m), fork neighbor Ledzan Damon (2688m) Pastures and Alps to Becca d'Aran, through grassy Northeast Slope with small path and traces in final part (2953m; M-; 3h '30/4h '15 from Cheneil Village; 6h '00/6h '30 from Crétaz Fraction), between Dents d'Aran (3074m, 3068m)/Mont de Molar (2502m).

"Pilaz Alp between La Magdeleine/Chamois Communes",

by andreaperino





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11)- Minimum Route n° 2:
from Antey Saint André (1075m) towards Petit Antey, Chaillein (1387m), Lod (1474m) Villages, nearby Lod Lake 1459m; short dirt road), Noussan (1509m), with Regional Road, to Brengon Fraction (1643m) just before La Magdeleine Commune (+; 1666; parking 1618m). Continue in North-nortwest towards Vieux (1689m), Artaz (+; 1747m) Hamlets. From this, through dirt road, to Laye (1855m), Croux (1928-1917m) Villages and, always on dirt, towards Rigollet (1923m), Borget (1938m; pond Grande Puine), Pilaz (1961m) Villages to Pilaz Hill (1962m). Descent to cross 1954 metres, Saverou Alp (1907m), fork 1779 metres, Plan Bringay Pasture (1825m), Chamois Commune (+; 1804m; T/F; 1h'20/1h '30; round trip traverse 3h '00/3h 30), below Mont Tantané (2734m).

"Crossing from La Magdeleine to Chamois Communes, through Pilaz Hill",

by emilius





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12- Basic Itinerary n° 5:
from Antey Saint André-Petit Antey (1092m) with Municipal Road towards Chaillein, Noussan (1509-1474m) Villages, alternative 1307 metres, neighbor Dalai Lama Camping (1499m) to Promiod important Hamlet (+; 1505m). From this, through dirt road in Northeast, towards Boettes (1722m) Pasture, Supplin (1914m), Brovié (1908m), Renard (2046m) Alpages, forks 2118, 2165, 2252 and 2354 metres to Portola Hill through Western slopes (2414m; E/F; 3h '45/4h '15), between Mont Tantané/Mont Zerbion (2720m) on watershed Valtournanche/Ayas Valleys.

"Watershed Mounts Tantané/Zerbion & Portola Hill from West",

by Maria Grazia Schiapparelli




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