In order to deploy clockwise into Cogne Valley & Gran Paradiso
From Aymavilles to Cogne Municipalities
Urtier Walloon: 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 Walloon: 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 Walloons 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 Walloon: 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 Walloon: 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 Walloon: 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 Walloons (ancient renowned procession to San Besso Sanctuary in August, 10th) in Piedmont, with exposed path in upper part below Testa of Nouva.
Miserino(i) Walloon: 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 Walloon: 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.
Bardoney Walloon: 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 Walloon: 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. 3)- possibility of continuation, through the High Route, up to Rifugio Sogno di Berdzé (Dream of the Shepherd).
Bouc-Lavanche small Walloons: hazardous, not viable because the vegetation has covered almost all the old paths. Shortcut not advisable.
Valeille Walloon and branchs: from Lillaz fork 1699 metres near Tséleret Pasture, alternative 1910 metres, near Valeille Alp (1902m):
1)- Arolla Walloon: 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 Walloons and following crossings to various walloons on Valnontey-Cogne:
1/a)- Gran San Pietro Walloon 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 Walloon 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 Walloon 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 Walloon 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).
Variant: 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 Walloon: 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 Walloon. 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 Walloon, 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 Walloon 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 Walloon, with various paths.
* NOTE: over all these routes crossing dangerous glaciers; require skills, experience, area knowledge, adequate equipment and training.
Lauson or Los(z)on Walloon: 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 Walloon, Herbetet Walloon, 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.
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 Walloon, with paths.
Nomenon Walloon: 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 Walloon: 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 Walloons 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 Walloon: 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 Walloon 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 Walloon, 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 Walloon: 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 walloon, below Southeast Face of Pic Garin.
Grauson-Lussert Walloon: 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.
Grauson-Corona Walloon: 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 Walloon, with paths.
Grauson-Doreire Walloon: from 2)- 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 Walloon, with various paths.
Grauson-Money Walloon: from Grauson Vieux in Southeast Money Lake (2550m), with path, Mount Creya (3015m), small path and traces.