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Visiting Courmayeur-Mont Blanc & Surroundings

 
Visiting Courmayeur-Mont Blanc & Surroundings

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Aosta Valley Coumayeur Pré St. Didier Morgex Municipalities (Haute Valdigne), Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.79027°N / 6.97017°E

Object Title: Visiting Courmayeur-Mont Blanc & Surroundings

Date Climbed/Hiked: Sep 15, 2015

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Toprope, Bouldering, Ice Climbing, Aid Climbing, Big Wall, Mixed, Scrambling, Via Ferrata, Canyoneering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

 

Page By: OsvaldoCardellina

Created/Edited: Mar 26, 2016 / Apr 9, 2016

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Mont Blanc Overview




All valleys have Church, Castle or Tower and even both or a Mountain with hallmarks. Characteristic for each that applies even to whole, complete Aosta Valley.
For every trip in each of them presents this trio almost unbreakable, because it represents the history, culture and traditions in the Centuries and Millennia to the firsts, and Eternity for the latest. When we think of a valley, immediately it comes to mind its highest mountain, or more beautiful that inevitably stands as a symbol of that. So for the Mont Blanc or the Grandes Jorasses in the renowned Cormayeur-Resort, Mont Velan and Grand Combins into the Great St. Bernard, Matterhorn in Valtournanche, Lyskamm in Ayas, Monte Rosa at the Lys Valley, Grand Paradis in Cogne and Valsavarenche, Grande Rousse to Val de Rhêmes, Sassière to Valgrisa and Rutor in La Thuile. But even those "minor" flaunt their favorite mountain as the Grand Golliaz, Mont-de Berrio, Punte Fiorio Gorret, Arolletta, Becca de Luseney, Viou, Faroma, Aver, Zerbion, Torché, Glacier, Rosa dei Banchi, Tersiva and Monte Emilius. A combination that becomes even more distinctive if we add a Church, a Tower or a Castle that represent in terms Religious or what heraldic, chanting the History and the Life of the Population. One aspect that the Mountaineers, "hasty" to reach the goal and yet ignore the Hikers preferring to leave out the majesty of the views or the exclusive admiration for Nature. Fall in this way into oblivion if not in total anything despite the remaining observations that these may be the key to understand the uses and customs of a place, always a bit different from each other. A total disregard for all that has kept alive a mountain, a valley or just a country. An oversight almost incomprehensible as unforgivable that we think to regain at least part of reviving the life of the mountains, always inscrutably still in place, with that of the
People who live at the base of the same, being born here, living and ending their journey ...

By Carducci Poet until Henry Abbot-Mountaineer 2015
Courmayeur ...  bust dedicated to Joseph Petigax 2015
Prince of Courmayeur Guides before J. M. Henry 2015
Alp/3 Dedicated to Mario Puchoz 1954 K2 Exp. 2015
A week D-1 Courmayeur to Poet Giosué Carducci 2015


Municipality of Courmayeur and surroundings, the World, under the Mont Blanc, from which you get an old History amongst Guides & Poets


Le valli hanno Chiesa, un Castello, una Torre od entrambe ed una Montagna che le contraddistiguono. Caratteristica per ciascuna di loro, valida pur per la Valle.
Infatti ogni viaggio effettuato in ognuna d'esse presenta questo trinomio quasi indissolubile, poiché rappresenta la storia, la cultura e la tradizioni nei Secoli e nei Millenni per le prime, nonché l'Eternità per le ultime. Quando pensiamo ad una valle, subito ci viene in mente la sua montagna più elevata o più bella che inevitabilmente si erge a simbolo della medesima. Così per il Monte Bianco o le Jorasses a Courmayeur, Mont Velan e Grand Combins al Gran San Bernardo, Cervino in Valtournanche, Lyskamm ad Ayas, Monte Rosa nella Valle del Lys o di Gressoney, Gran Paradiso a Cogne e Valsavarenche, Grande Rousse in Val di Rhêmes, Sassière a Valgrisa e Rutor a La Thuile. Ma anche quelle "minori" ostentano la loro montagna preferita come Grand Golliaz, Mont-de Berrio, Punte Fiorio e Gorret, Arolletta, Becca di Luseney, Becca di Viou, Monte Faroma, Becca d'Aver, Monte Zerbion, Becca Torché, Mont Glacier o Rosa dei Banchi e Monte Emilius. Connubio che diventa ancora più caratterizzante se acciò aggiungiamo una Chiesa, una Torre o un Castello che le rappresentino sotto il profilo Religioso oppure quello araldico, scandendo la Storia e la Vita di quella Popolazione. Un aspetto che gli Alpinisti, "frettolosi" di raggiungere la meta ignorano e che pure gli Escursionisti tralasciano preferendo la maestosità dei panorami o l'esclusiva ammirazione per la Natura. Cadon così nel dimenticatoio se non nell'oblio più totale le restanti osservazioni nonostante che queste possano costituire la chiave di volta per comprendere usi e costumi di una località, sempre un pò diversi l'un dall'altro. Una totale disattenzione per tutto ciò che ha tenuto in vita una montagna, una valle o semplicemente un paese. Una dimenticanza quasi incomprensibile quanto imperdonabile che pensiamo di recuperare almeno in parte riallacciando la vita delle montagne, sempre imperscrutabilmente ferme e piazzate al lor posto, con quella delle
Genti che vivono alla base delle medesime, qui nascendo, vivendo e concludendo il loro cammino ...


Western Getting There

By car:

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

    From IVREA Town: in West towards Pont Saint Martin, Donnas, Bard, Champdepraz, Pontey, Fénis, Saint Marcel, Grand Brissogne, Pollein, Charvensod, Gressan, Jovençan, Aymavilles, to Villeneuve, Arvier, Avise, and specifically from Morgex towards Pré Saint Didier and Courmayeur Municipalities .

    From Courmayeur Resort: in East towards Pré St. Didier and Morgex Municipalities.




    Specific Road

    From Morgex (920m), with State Road n° 26 towards Pré St. Didier (1010m) and, passing near Verrand (1263m) Hamlet, to Courmayeur (1224m) Municipalities.

  • 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 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)

Towards the High Valdigne until at Courmayeur

(Valdigne)/D-1 Morgex in tufa Belfry & Sundial 2015
(Valdigne) / D-1 Morgex Common with its Steeple 2015
(Valdigne) / D-1 Pré St. Didier Church with Bell 2015
(Valdigne) / D-1 Dolonne Hamlet 2015
(Valdigne) / D-1 Courmayeur St. Pantaleon Church 2015


Morgex towards Pré St. Didier, Dolonne Hamlet & Courmayeur Communes along the High Valdigne up to the feet of Mont Blanc,


A tiny town at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc Courmayeur (4748m) which, together with Chamonix on the other side, has marked the History of Alpinism.
The old "Mont Maudit or Mont Cursed" stand a little further raising its immaculate crest, windy and presumptuous, touching the sky, marking the absolute Vertex in Europe (4810m). A Summit who can tell an endless series of adventures, successufl and situations, sometimes pleasant and in other dramatic. As in every Man Life in all Day. It is not necessary to say it, but it's better to discover it for themselves by raising from Courmayeur and around the eye towards the Big Mountain that closes completely the horizon to the West. As if trying to stop the course of life, by night to night while disappear the Sun and leaving the Gentiles dumbfounded and awestruck in front of such a so great show. But when you arrive in Courmayeur the Giant gets desired, only showing her Tooth gritted and gnashing to the Two Twin or Jorasses. Other large rock towers hanging over your head with Mont Chétif or "Mons Captivus" to act as a bulwark to the South, while on the opposite side Dent de Jetoula watches warily as a sentinel at the foot of the lacework of Rochefort. There has remained a Mont Mallet or Cursed, but is hiding just behind the snowy cornices, fearing to go the way of Maudit, which, just "discovered" they changed the name. Gentlemen, you've come to the Court of King Arthur. Indeed to a much larger because of Lancelot this owns galore. A great, very large and powerful Army, scattered to the four winds. From Aiguilles Glaciers Tré-la-Tête until Verte Argentière and then down there and to Switzerland until Dolent ...

(Valdigne) / D-1 Courmayeur St. Pantaleon Church 2015
One-week D-1 Dedicated to Cormayeur  Guides 2015
Jos. M. Henry Nearby <i> Duca degli Abruzzi Museum </i> 2015
Dedicated to Cesare Chenoz 1912 Himalaya Exp. 2015
A week D-1 Dedicated to 1901 Artic Expedition 2015


Into Courmayeur-Resort nearby Mountain Guides "Duca deli Abruzzi Museum" and towards Dolonne Hamlet,


Una cittadina ai piedi del maestoso Monte Bianco di Courmayeur (4748 m) che, insieme a Chamonix sul versante opposto, ha segnato la Storia dell'Alpinismo.
L'antico "Mont Maudit o Monte Maledetto" stà un pò più in là alzando la sua cresta immacolata, ventosa e presuntuosa che segna, toccando il cielo, il Vertice assoluto d'Europa (4810 m). Una Vetta che può raccontare una serie infinita di avventure, imprese e situazioni, a volte piacevoli ed in altre drammatiche. Come nella Vita di ogni Uomo in tutti i Giorni. Non é necessario raccontarla, ma é meglio scoprirla da soli alzando da Courmayeur e dintorni lo sguardo verso la Grande Montagna che chiude l'orizzonte ad Occidente. Come se volesse arrestare il corso della vita, facendo di sera in sera scomparire il Sole e lasciando le Genti ammutolite ed esterrefatte davanti a così grande spettacolo. Ma quando arrivate a Courmayeur il Gigante si fà desiderare, mostrandovi soltanto il suo Dente digrignato e stridente verso le Due Gemelle o Jorasses. Altre grandi torri rocciose penzolano sopra la vostra testa con il Mont Chétif o "Mons Captivus" a fare da baluardo verso Mezzogiorno, mentre sul lato opposto la Dent de Jetoula vigila come guardinga sentinella ai piedi della merlettatura di Rochefort. Lì é rimasto un Mont Mallet o Maledetto, ma si nasconde appena dietro le cornici nevose, temendo di fare la fine del Maudit, al quale, appena "scoperto" hanno cambiato il nome. Signori, siete arrivati alla Corte di Re Artù. Anzi ad una molto più grande perché di Lancillotto questa ne possiede a bizzeffe. Grande Esercito sparso ai quattro venti. Dalla Glaciers Tré-la-Tête sin alla Verte Argentière e poi laggiù in fondo e verso la Svizzera al Dolent ...

(Valdigne) / D-1 Pré St. Didier Common millstone 2015
Joseph M. Henry Dolonne Hamlet mystical statue 2015
Abbot & Alpinist Joseph Marie Henry Courmayeur 2015
(Valdigne) / D-1 Dolonne Hamlet old wheelbarrow 2015
J. Mar. Henry Dolonne Village near Courmayeur 2015


From Courmayeur towards the Hamlet of Dolonne & Surroundings under the watchful eye of the Abbot,

Images

Monte BiancoAlp/3 Dedicated to Mario Puchoz 1954 K2 Exp. 2015Courm ... arriving the bad weather on Mont Blanc 2015Dente del Gigante to Rochefort over Courmayeur 2015A week D-1 Courmayeur to Poet Giosué Carducci 2015Courmayeur ...  bust dedicated to Joseph Petigax 2015Courmayeur to Giuseppe Petigax & Emile Rey 2015
Alpine ... 3 Dedicated to Guide Alessio Fenoillet 2015(Valdigne) / D-1 Courmayeur St. Pantaleon Church 2015Aiguille de Rochefort overhanging Courmayeur 2015A week D-1 Dedicated to 1901 Artic Expedition 2015(Valdigne) / D-1 Dolonne Hamlet 2015Courmayeur (Valdigne) Abbot Joseph Marie Henry 2015(Valdigne) / D-1 Dolonne Hamlet old wheelbarrow 2015
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