In order to deploy clockwise from Middle Valley to Pila Basin & Internal Areas
From Montjovet to Pontey Municipalities
Banchettes Vallon: from Ussel (splendid castle restaured), Petit Monde (626m), Rhodo Village (1080m) to Marcage Hill (1146m), with path.
Belle Combe Vallon: from Ussel, Bellecombe (1018m), Low, Superior, Upper Mont Ros (1609m), Toule Alps (2020m). Goddet Hill or Valcrusa (2110m) to: in East 1)- Mount Lyan (2178m); 2)- in West-Southwest Mount Barbeston (2482m), both with path on easy crests. Minerals Vallon.
Valmeriana or Molinaz Vallon: 1)- from Pontey-Chiesanuova (523/535m), Pien, Ussert Hamlets (991m) Morgeron Alp. Plan Coca (1675m) to Valmeriana Pasture (1791m), through farms dirt road; 2)- from Lassolaz or Torin (466m), Plan Coca, with path. From Valmeriana in South to alternative about 1820 metres and from this in Southeast Valmeriana Hill (2281m) to Mount Barbeston, through easy Southwest Crest, with paths.
Ruvic-Orsière Vallon: from Margnier Village (607m) in South Ronchere Pasture to Verthuy-Perrod Hamlets (1050m) to Southeast at beginning of Orsières Vallon, with path and from this, without path in forest, to in East 1)- Giron Collar (2580m), Mount Ruvic (2922m), through North Ridge (F+, passages of I°/I°+/II°-); 2)- in Southeast Mount Rouvic, through Northwest long Slope by moraine, blocks and easy rock bands or snowfields.
Ponton Vallon: from Septumian (543m), Arlier or Arly (582m), Praz (748m), Goilluz (893m) Villages to Lusey also Luxe little Village (1160m), by dirt road; from this in South, long diagonal crossing above Ponton Torrent, to Forest Rangers Bivouac (2168m) on a rocky tableland, over Ponton Alp (2015m) in valley floor. From bivouac in East-southeast to 1)- Varotta Hill between Mounts Avic and Ruvic, with steep path. From Hill 2)- in North Mount Ruvic, by West-southwest Face, easy way but complex ,sometimes complicated, interaction between different rock bands and snowfields in final part, experience and rope required; 3)- to Mount Avic through long traverse on North Ridge and North-northeast Face, through small chimneys bluish rocks on castle in terminal part (PD-; passages of I°/II°- on thread; challenging but not difficult, experience, rope required).
In order to deploy clockwise from Grand Brissogne towards Pollein & Charvensod Municipalities
From Grand Brissogne towards Pollein/Charvensod Commons
Les Laures Vallon: from Grand Brissogne (906m), Gremonenche Pasture (1112m), L'Arp 1310m), la Vieille (1629), Le Tramouail Pastures (1795m) to Dessous Laures Lake and Ménabreaz Shelter (2544m, 2546m). From refuge: 1)- in East Salé Pass and Becca (3008m, 3187m), traces, blocks, small rocks in right traverse to pass and easy South Crest; 2)- in Southeast Long Lake (2630m), in South fork 2763 metres and in West Leppe Pass, Point (3110m, 3306m), with path, traces on moraine, snowfields, remains of old Leppe Glacier and easy Northeast Crest. 3)- In North Punta Ilario Antonio Garzotto, debris, easy rocks on South Slope. 4)- From fork in Southwest Upper Lake (2787m), fork 2933 metres, Laures Hill, with path, and Mount (3035m, 3121m), by easy West Crest and descent to Lussert Vallon and three Lochs, with paths. 5)- In West-northwest from fork 2933 Arbolle Pass (3154m), path, final steep earthy gully, and three Punta Rossa (3400m, about 3395m, 3401m), through paths, traces and Northeast Crest, not difficult (F/I°/I°+). 6)- From Dessus Loch (2787m) in West-northwest Iced Lake, Three Capuchins Pass (3242m), with debris and snowfields (requires precaution if frozen), to Mount Emilius (3559m), by paths, debris and traces to East under South-southeast Crest or Standard Route. 7)- In West Peckoz Pass (3042m), Becca of Seneva (3081m), path and easy South-southwest Crest, under the thread to East.
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Western Arpisson Vallon: from Pila main road, hairpin about 950/60 metres with alternative to Low Reverier (1042m), Rongachet bridge up Comboé Torrent and followed Village (1100m), Gorrettaz (1089m) Hamlet, La Barma (1255m) Pasture, Martsaouchy Meitin, Damon Pastures (1362m, 1410m), Plan Croix Alp (1745m; ruins), Arpisson Low, Upper Alps (1951m, 2010m); from Alp in East 1)- Mount Père Laurent (2625m), with rare traces on Western grassy and steep Slope. 2)- In South Emilius Sources into moraine, Western Arpisson Glacier, Carrel Hill and Federigo Zullo Bivouac (2912m, 2907m). From this 3)- in East Arpisson Glaciers, below Emilius North Wall, to Peckoz Pass, with traces, moraine under glaciers and delicate traverse in final part (snow or ice possibility, in these conditions rope required; but better than the alternative described below). 4)- Before the pass, Tête Blantsette (3140m), through West rocky Slope and easy traverse on ridge in South to Blantsette Carving (3126m): ALTERNATIVE Route for the traverse to Les Laures Vallon, in descent or with snow through a steep rocky gully with soil; rope required. 5)- Via Ferrata on Northwest Ridge of Mount Emilius, required adequate equipment, technical preparation, training and adaptation to the sense of emptiness; 6)- in Northwest, always from bivouac, Normal Route to Becca of Nona (3142m), with small path and traces on easy Southeast Crest.
Dard-Comboé-Arbolle Vallons: 1)- various possibilities of departure to Arbolle Refuge (2516m), nearby two Arbolle Lochs (2496m). 2)- From Pila main road (the best Saint Salo-Les Gorres 1835m, Les Pousses Pasture 1601m or from Upper Reverier to La Mare 1187m) to Ponteilles Alp (1706m) and waterfall; 3)- from this to Low Comboé Alp (2041m), Comboé Pasture (2114m). In East up Comboé Torrent path to Plan Valé (2379; ruins), Gros Scez fork 2526 metres to 4)- Becca of Nona through path on Southwest Slope; 5)- path to Federigo Zullo Bivouac. From Comboé in South Grand Plan Alp (2158m; ruins) and 6)- connection to Plan Valé; 7)- gorge to Arbolle Refuge, with paths. From Shelter in North-norteast 8)- Three Capuchins Pass and Mount Emilius; 9)- in Northeast Arbolle Pass and three Rossa Points. 10)- In East Valaisan Pass (3210m; absolutely not recommended for the various danger); 11)- in East-southeast Garin Hill to Franco Nebbia Bivouac and Arpisson-Gimillan Vallon, with paths.