, deserves a separate chapter. From the Centra Valley of the Dora, at Aymavilles
. It opens like a big tree with the stem consists in this long stretch of the regional road that runs to the left, nearly above, the Torrent Grand'Eyvia (Great Water) and the various small valleys which constitute its ramifications. In the East end with the powerful Urtier Valley that with Pontonnet Hill and Fenetre de Champorcher and join it to the Champorcher Valley, the first through the connection of the Fénis Hill very close "ties" with the Vallon Fénis-Clavalité-High Comba Tersiva. To the North is the great Valley of Grauson, valley in the valley, which leads to the left to the Lakes of Lussert and the Group of Mount Emilius, while to the right divides the Valley of Tessonet-Doreire towards Point Tersiva. All other valleys are addressed in parallel with each other and with almost all glaciers, to the Piedmont, to the West opens the Valley of the Lauson also Lauzon, followed by other minor, including the Appendices of the Gran Paradiso and the Northern Group of The Grivola.
of this valley than the other side also makes it presents particular meteorological conditions, is a classic for local climbers, in case of bad weather, saying:
. Very often you will find a day with blue sky where the sun shines almost an island between the sea of clouds that around like a pincer the other nearby valleys.
VALLEYS & VALLONS
In order to deploy clockwise into Cogne Valley & Gran Paradiso
"Punta Nera of Miserino above Miserini Lakes & Vallon",
From Aymavilles to Cogne Municipalities
Urtier Valley: 1)- from Lillaz (1627m)
, Low Goilles (1831m) Hamlet, Cret Chapel (2024m; remains ancient alp) with paths, Tsavanis (2293m), Manda (2374m) Pastures, Refuge Sogno di Berdzé (2531m), near Peradzà Alp (2546m), with farms dirt road; 2)-
to Fenetre de Champorcher (2826m) and Refuge, Sanctuary Madonna della Neve (famous procession in August 05th), Shelter and Lake Miserin (2582m, 2578m), with paths.
Invergneux or Hevergnes small Valley:
in North from Tsavanis Alp 1)-
fork bridge 2360 metres, Pianas Alp, fork 2507 metres, Invergneux Alp (2524m), with dirt road, and to Pass (2902m); 2)-
descent to Lochs Doreire (Upper 2844m, West 2829m, Middle 2774m, Low 2734m) in Doreire-Grauson Valleys
to Rrvillères-Grauson Vieux-Pila Alp-Ecloseur Alps and Gimillan Hamlet, with various paths. 3)-
In Northeast Serra Madou Ridge through traces and easy small rocks, descent and traverse on Tessonet Glacier (dangerous for "verglass" and rocks falling from West-northwest Wall), Tersiva Collar and Point, through Western Slope and North-northwest Crest, with traces or snowfields with frames at beginning of season.
Ponton Vallon: 1)-
in Northeast from fork 2507 metres, Baita Hunters Orlando (2641m), near Ponton (2631m) Alp, Loch (2600m), Pontonnet Lakes (2808m, 2816m) to Pontonnet (2897m), Fénis (2857m) Hills; in South to 2)-
Ponton Tower (3101m), traces-small rocks on North Slope.
Bassa di Peradzà Vallon:
from Refuge Sogno di Berdzé to Souh-southeast, Bassa di Peradzà and topographic important Saddle 2946 metres, between Cima di Peradzà (3021m), Bec Costazza (3092m), through traces on moraine and snowfields and rocky and easy small crests to both.
Nouva Vallon: 1)-
from Refuge (or variant from Broillot Alp) in Southwest or Southeast to Cote Gratton and Arietta Pass (2947m), with paths, minerals transport old muletrack, traces, snowfields and small rocks in final part (little bell on pass); from thys in Southwest to 2)-
Testa of Arietta (2988m), through Northeast easy Crest with blocks. In East-southeast descent traverse to 3)- San Besso Walloon-Campiglia Soana Valleys
(ancient renowned procession to San Besso Sanctuary in August, 10th) in Piedmont, with exposed path in upper part below Testa of Nouva.
from Lillaz, Tsavanis Pasture, fork 2363 metres, and in Southeast Broillot (2399m) Pasture, with dirt road, Miserino splendid Lakes (Eastern 2664m, Western 2665m), with path, to Miserino Pass (2842) through traces into debris, moraine, blocks and snowfield in final part.
Acque Rosse Vallon:
from Lillaz, Broillot Pasture, in South, pond 2549 metres, Acque Rosse mini Lochs (2655m, 2660m) to Acque Rosse Pass (2947m) below Lavina Tower, with path, remnants of the old mule to transport ore and traces amongst snowfields, blockfields in terminal part.
from Lillaz, Low Goilles Pasture (1831m), in Southeast to P.N.G.P. Cabine and 1)-
in South to Bardoney Alp (2245m) and Pass (2833m), with path; 2)-
in West from fork 2216 metres to Arolla Pass (2915m), with path. 3)-
in East from P.N.G.P. Cabine Loie Lake, with path.
Loie Vallon: 1)-
from Lillaz-Querttatset, Loie Alp (2217m), Loie bautiful Lake (2346m), with path; in East 2)- Connection
P.N.G.P. Cabine (2156m) to Bardoney Walloon
possibility of continuation, through the High Route, up to Rifugio Sogno di Berdzé (Dream of the Shepherd).
Bouc-Lavanche small Valleys:
hazardous, not viable because the vegetation has covered almost all the old paths. Shortcut not advisable.
Valeille Vallon and branchs:
from Lillaz fork 1699 metres near Tséleret Pasture, alternative 1910 metres, near Valeille Alp (1902m):
"From Arolla Walloon to Maqueneille & Gran Val Vallons in Cogne Midst-Higher Valley",
1)- Arolla Vallon: in East Arolla Alp (P.N.G.P. Casotto 2258m) to Arolla Pass, with paths; 2)-
in South Antoldi-Malvezzi Bivouac, path, traces on moraines, to various montaineering passes through Valeille Glacier (from East to West:
Northern, Southern Sengie, Northeast, Southwest Valeille, Scatiglion, Ondezana or Teleccio, G. San Pietro Saddle 3558 metres, S. Andrea Saddle 3574 metres, Paganini, Coupé de Money Passes).
Valeille Western secondaries valleys and following crossings to various small valleys on Valnontey-Cogne:
1/a)- Gran San Pietro Vallon
from path n° 15 in altitude about 2125/50 metres in West before pathless along small torrent, after through more steep moraines to Patrì Pass (3359m), between Northern Patrì Summit/Cissetta Point; difficult descent to 2)- Comba Couteleina-Valnontey
, through Patrì Glacier, moraines and from altitude 22340 metres path n° 22C/TVC. 1/b)-
From a rocky narrowing in altitude about 2950 metres in Northwest through moraine, Cissetta Glacier and steep rocks to Valletta Pass (3251m); descent on 3)-
Valletta Glacier in Comba Valletta.
4)- Cis(s)ettaz Vallon
from path n° 15 in altitude about 1950/84 metres in West before without path on moraines to 1)-
two Valletta Summits (3352m, 3315m; small rocks in final part); descent on easy North Crest to Vermiana Pass (3090m), below Vermiana Summit (3202).
5)- Gran Val
from path n° 15 in altitude about 1925/30 metres in West, pathless, on moraines to Vermiana Pass; descent to 6)- Valletta Comba.
7)- Maquenille Vallon
from path n° 15 in altitude about 1870/80 metres in West pathless along torrent, after on moraines to Vermiana Summit.
8/a)- Fenilia/Vigeusaz Vallon
from path n° 15 in altitude about 1840/50 metres in West unnumbered small path along small torrent to Fenilia Alpage (2267m); more in Southwest along torrent and through moraines to Grandzetta Pass (2926m); descent to 9)-
Grandzetta Walloon-Valnontey, with traces, path n° 22. 8)-
from Lillaz (1627m) in South-southwest, path n° 16 to altitude about 2220/30 metres, below Croux de Montseuc, after more in Southwest, unnumbered path, doubling South Vigeusaz Summit (2694m), to Fenilia Summit (+; 3053m; easy rocks).
from Cogne in Southeast, path n° 17, to 8c)-
Belvedere (2064/81m), below Montseuc, Grand Crot Alp, fork/path n° 16 from Lillaz Hamlet.
Valnontey long Valley:
from Valnontey (1674m; parking and restaurant) in South 1)-
alternative 1687m, in Southeast Grèndzetta Alp (2144m) to Plan de la Tornetta (2467m), with path, into Grandzetta Vallon. 2)-
From alternative, Verné Alp (1721m), Vermiana Village (1729m) and in Southeast Valletta Alp (2090m), with path, on Valletta Comba
to unnamed loch 2868m, Vermiana Pass (3090m), without path and small traces. 3)-
From fork 1800 metres to alternative 2340 metres before Money Alp (2334m) on Comba Couteleina
, with path; 4)-
from fork 2340 metres in Southeast Money Bivouac (2872m) on Coupé of Money Vallon
, with path equipped and exposed in final part. From bivouac in East to 5)
Coupé de Money Pass (3383m), with steep moraine and North side of Money Glacier, easy but not crossed into the Vallon below Valeille. 6)-
From Vermiana Eurfalets small Bridge up Valnontey Torrent (1826m), in Southeast Bivouac Alessandro Martinotti (2588m; below Roccia Viva West Face), in South Bivouac Stefano Borghi (2684m; below North Wall Becca of Gay-Grand Croux Point); 7)-
in South-southwest Bivouacs Carlo Pol and Marcello Gérard-Ettore Grappein (3183m, 3200m; at beginning of Tribulation Glacier to Ceresole Point-Roc-Gran and Little Paradiso). 8)-
In West Bivouac brothers Lionello and Lucio Leonessa (2910m; below Herbetet Point-Becca of Montandayné) into Herbetet Vallon
, with various paths.
over all these routes crossing dangerous glaciers; require skills, experience, area knowledge, adequate equipment and training.
Lauson or Los(z)on Valley:
from Valnontey, bridge up Valnontey Torrent, Paradisia Botanic Garden (1704m) near Tsantelet Hotel, waterfall, Grand Lauson Pastures (2506m), Refuge Vittorio Sella (2579m), near P.N.G.P. Cabine, with High Via n° 2 muletrack. From this 1)-
long crossing in South to Grand Vallon, Herbetet Vallon
, Herbetet Alp (2441m), near P.N.G.P. Cabine and descent to les Cheseres Alp, head of Valnontey, with path. 2)-
in West Lauson Pass (3296m), through Haute Route n° 2 muletrack. 3)-
before in North, with path, after in West, without, Rayes Noires Pass (3421m); 4)-
in North Nera Pass (3509m), without. 5)-
In North-northeast Rossa Pass (3190m) to Pousset Pass (3201m), near Bivouac Gratton; 6)-
return to South to Punta Rossa of Grivola (3625m), through easy and debris (snowfields possibility) North-northeast Ridge.
"From Arpisson Vallon to Pousset Walloon in Cogne Lower Valley",
Pousset Walloon: 1)- from Crétaz Village (1494m) in South Ronc Alp (1663m), Low and Upper Les Ors (1944m, 2052m), Low and Upper Pousset Pastures (2176m, 2520m), fork about 2700 metres, Bivouac Damiano Gratton (3198m), near Pousset Pass (3201m), with path. 2)-
in Northwest Pousset Point (3045m) through path on Southeast slope and easy rocks on South Crest in final part. 3)-
From Epinel Village, bridge up Grand'Eyvia Torrent (1417m) in Southeast fork near Pianes Alp (1694m), Great Wood, Eyfiè Alp to Low Pousset and same previous routes, with paths.
Trajo or Trayo also Tradzo Walloon: 1)-
from Epinel bridge same route to Pianes Alp, and in Southwest Trayo Pasture (2035m), P.N.G.P. Cabine (2155m) to Trayo Pass (2873m); descent to 2)-
Bivouac Gontier (2310m), near P.N.G.P. Cabine and Alp in Nomenon Vallon
, with paths.
Nomenon wild Valley:
from Vieyes (1158m) in South Plan Pessey Hamlet (1382m), Petit Nomenon Alp (1986m), Mario Gontier Bivouac, near Grand Nomenon Alp (2323m), with path, in Southeast to 1)-
Trayo Pass, with path; 2)-
in Southwest Belleface Pass (3095m), between Grivola (3968m) and Grand Nomenon (3488m), with small path-traces on moraine. In West to 3)-
Charbonnière Pass (2916m), morainic-traces and debris.
Ozein Conca-de la Pierre Vallon:
from Dailleuy Village (1480m) in Southeast Titeun, Rompérein Pastures (1760m, 1867m), Champchenille, la Pierre Alps (2212m, 2119m) with two possibilities to 1)-
Point de la Pierre (2653m), classic ski-mountaineering; 2)-
de la Pierre Hill (2584m), paths.
Northern Valleys of Grand'Eivya:
from Epinel (1430m) in Northwest, Tavaillon (2013m), Pian di Sèutse (2198m) Alps to Drinc Pass (2565m). From thys crossing to: 1)-
in Northwest Drinc Point (2663m), de la Pierre Pass and Point (2653m); 2)-
in Southeast Couis Point (2660/1m; Arno Bivouac, always open), Piatta di Grevon, Montpers Point, Tsa Sètse Point and Hill (2815m) to Point of the Valletta (3090m), by Via Ferrata.
Southern Arpisson Vallon:
from Gimillan-upper parking (1814m), Teppe Plan (1923m) little Hamlet, with farms road, Arpisson Pasture (2328m), fork 2430 metres and 1)-
in Northwest Tsa Sètse Vallon
to namesake Hill (2815m), with various paths; 2)-
in North Plan Bessey Tableland (2500m), Franco Nebbia Bivouac (2741m; water immediately to North), Garin Hill (2815m) and descent to Arbolle Valley
, two lochs and Refuge (2516m), with paths. In over to Northeast Garin Lake (2854m), with small path-traces, below West Face of Peak Garin (3461m).
Grauson-Chaz Fleurie Vallon:
from Gimillan-small bridge Tarabouc, Révènti, Ecloseur brige and Pastures (1903m), Pila Alp, Waterfall (2021m), Créuzet Alp (2244m), Grauson Vieux (2273m); by small bridge up Lussert Torrent to very wild valley, below Southeast Face of Pic Garin.
from Grauson Vieux Village, fork 2390 metres, Hunters House (2479m; private), Upper Grauson Pasture (2540m), fork 2580 metres up Tsezéire Torrent to 1)-
four Lussert Lakes (2713m, 2790m, 2906m, 2923m, the last in South), Laures Pass (3035m); descent to Laures Walloon
, three Laures Lakes, Ménabreaz Shelter (2546m), with paths. 2)-
From Low Lake in East-northeast Vallonet Pass (3062m), Mount Vallonet (3101m) by debris traces; 3)-
in Northeast Leppe Point (3306m), from pass through easy South-southeast Crest to three Summits.
from Low Grauson Vieux, fork 2390 metres, to fork before Grauson Upper or Nuove Pasture; in Northeast Lake Corona (2702m), Saint Marcel or Corona's Hill (2913m) and descent to Grande Chaux Unting House (2370m) in Saint Marcel Valley
, with paths.
in East fork 2390 metres to Pralognan (2416m), Ervillères (2515m) Pastures, four Doreire Lochs (2734m, 2774m, 2829m, 2844m), Invergneux or Hevergnes Hill (2912m) and descent to Hevergnes Alp in Urtier Valley
, with various paths.
from Grauson Vieux in Southeast Money Lake (2550m), with path, Mount Creya (3015m), small path and traces.
"From Arolla Vallon to Grauson -Chaz Fleurie Vallon in Cogne Middle Valley",