Overviewgeographical classification: Western Alps > Pennine Alps > Testa Grigia Group > Punta Valnera
Winter time ... time for ski-mountaneering .... a small page for a small summit :)
Punta (di) Valnera (2754m)
is the last summit, toward south, of the Testa Grigia group
.. and the Eastern summit of a fine triptic (the 2 more summits are the Bieteron -2764 and the Punta Palasina -2782m)
of mountains made for summer hiking and winter ski-mountaneering.
Fine "belvedere" on Liskamm south face and Monte Rosa
Motorway Milano (Torino) - Aosta
Way out for Verres - Val d'Ayas
Along the valley till Brusson
starting point to climb this summit is Estoul (1815m)
Public Bus service available
How to climb it
| ||Starting from Estoul, along the road leading to the Colle della Ranzola (passage between the Val d'Ayas and the Val di Gressoney) till the Grange Moscerola (1924m) |
Now, on the left side (toward N) along the steep wooded slopes on the left side (going on) of the Rio Chamen valley
After a small rocky bulwark (~ 2200m) the route enters in a fine wide basin that, with somewhere steep slopes leads to the plan of Laghi di Estoul (2447m)
At the end of this plan some very steep slopes (some danger of avalanches with fresh snow) lead to the small notch on the left of the summit.
Here the ski-mountaneering route ends and a short and easy climb, along the SW ridge, leads to the summit.
The trip is not so short, even if the difference in elevation is low (about 940m), due to some not short plans the required time can be from 3,5 to 4 hours
When To Climb
all year long !
fine hiking summit from April to November
fine and amusing ski-mountaneering from December to March
no need !
this summit can be climbed in one day starting from Torino, Milano and, of course, from Aosta