Château des Dames

Château des Dames

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 45.91650°N / 7.57782°E
Additional Information County: Aosta valley
Additional Information Elevation: 11444 ft / 3488 m
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- Château des Dames - 3.488 m -


Monte Château des Dames south side.

Château des Dames

"Castle of the ladies", which in French is Chàteau des Dames, is a mountain totally in Italian territory; Aosta Valley. It's is a pyramid with 4 ridges, and placed on the long ridge that divides from north to south the Valpelline from the Valturnenche. This mountain is composed mostly of bad rocks, and it hasn't real climb routes; but it is a good position for a view to the major mountain as Matterhorn and Monte Rosa Group.

"Castle of the ladies ", che in francese è Chàteau des Dames, è una montagna totalmente in territorio italiano, la Valle d'Aosta. È una bella piramide a 4 creste, posta sulla lunga dorsale che divide da nord a sud la Valpelline dalla Valturnenche. Questa montagna è composta principalmente da rocce non buone e non ha veri e propri percorsi di arrampicata; ma è una buona posizione per una vista sulle principali montagne come il Cervino e il Gruppo del Monte Rosa.

Getting there

From Valpelline: Location Alta Valpelline.From Milan motorway A4 and from Turin, motorway A5 to Aosta.Take the direction to Pass. Gran S.Bernardo, and turn right at the village of Valpelline direction Diga Place Moulin. Godd startpoint is the Prarayer hut. From Valturnenche: From Chatillon take R46 into Valtournenche. Most of the routes start from The villace of Valturnenche or the higher Perrères. Best position for rests are the area around the lake of Cignana.

Routes and History

From Valpelline: NORTHWEST FLANK: Normal route,across the Glacier des Dames From ref. Prarayer 3/4 hours (F/F+) (Federico Archier,Ange Maquignaz 17/08/1875) SOUTHWEST RIDGE: From Colle Bella Tsa (II°/III°) (Albin Lucat,Pierre Maquignaz 04/'9/1974) NORTHWEST RIDGE: Rarely climbed.Bad rocks. (Allamand,Halles,Dela Harpe 14/08/1899) From Valturnenche: SOUTHEAST RIDGE: From Colle Volfrede (II°) Funny,probably the best. EAST FLANK: From Glacier Volfrede and Col des Dames (F+) Easy,but risk of falling stones.


Ref. Prarayer (2005m) 50 places.Tel 0165/730040.From Place Mouline dike.50 min (T) Ref. Vuillermoz (2920m) 30 places.Te 338/4264705.From Valturnenche 4 hours (E) Biv. Florio (3320m) 9 places.From ref. Prarayer 4 hours (F) Biv. Manenti (2790m) 6 places.From Valturnenche 3/4 hours

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