MONT VELAN (3734m)
S-SE and E-SE FACES of ALL SUMMITS
ON the ROCKS
* From left (West) ALL Rocky ROUTES:
* 1799, Aug. 31th: West Crest or Hannibal's Crest:
Abbot Gr. St. Bernard and Naturalist Laurent-Joseph Murith and the Hunter Genoud
in superior third of crest (IN LEFT OF B14)- ), after initial ascent on W-NW Slope of crest in
FIRST ABSOLUTE ASCENT of MONT VELAN.
1826, on Summer; Abbots D'Allèves and Marquis in descent integral to Hannibal Pass.
1997 Route: 1997, Jul. 27th: SW Ridge (amongst b15)- and 1973/c1bis)- routes;
Osvaldo Cardellina, lone, in desc. from Mount Velan/Quota 3650 metres about. to Faceballa Pass.
1997, Jul. 25th: S-SE Face, by Western Horn South Pillar or "Hourglass Pillar";
Osvaldo Cardellina, lone and descent integral, by Western Narrow Couloir (c2)- ).
1998 Route: 1998, Sep. 27th: S-SE Face, by Eastern Horn South Pillar;
Osvaldo Cardellina, lone and descent integral, by Western Great Couloir (c1)- ).
(lemon yellow color) 1920 Route: 1920, Jun. 28th: S-SE Face, by Velan's Jags South Central Pillar c2/a (partial in inferior part, crossing toward Central Great Couloir (c3)- and Eastern Horn South Pillar) to Eastern Horns Brèche;
Antonio Frisoni, Cesare Negri, Luigi Vavassori and Carlo Virando.
1916 Route: 1916, Jul. 25th: of Ariondet Head E-SE Face, by E-SE Great Crest c5)- route;
Mario Borelli and Nunzia Borelli, with traverse to Ariondet "Carving".
1912 Route: 1912, Oct. 17th: Mont Capucin SE Face, between c5)- , c6)- routes;
Abbot Joseph Maria Henry and Mountain Guide Théodhule Forclaz.
1939 Route: 1939, Aug. 17th: Mount Cordine SE Face, between c6)- , c6bis)- routes;
Giovanni Soncelli and Paride Tagliabue
** In high against the sky:
1826, on Summer: NE Crest; The Abbots Great Saint Bernard D'Allèves and Marquis,
in superior part from Western Velan's Horns to Ice Cup Summit.
1976, Jul. 15th: NE Crest Osvaldo Cardellina, Luigi Gadin and Faustin Savoye, in integral descent from Ice Cup Summit to Valsorey Pass and Velan's Finger or Jag second absolute ascent, by Osvaldo Cardellina, lone.
*** In purple Pass, Saddles, Brèches and "Carvings" :
1)- Faceballa Pass (3239m);
2)- Faceballa Saddle (3280m);
3)- Quota (3650m);
4)- Western Triple Brèche (3628/30, 3608, 3605 metres about);
5)- Eastern Brèche (3610/2 metres about);
6)- Jags's "Notch" (3557 metres about);
7)- Ariondet "Carving"(3480 metres about);
8)- Capucin Pass (3376m);
9)- Southwestern Chamois Pass (3259m):
10)- Southeastern Chamois Pass; (3420 metres about)