Great mountain in the form of dome (cathedral) in valley head; reduced for Tsanteleina (3.601m), Punta Calabre (3.445m) and Granta Parei (3.387m). Good ascent, but not much popular. Excellent views over Rhêmes Valley and the glaciers.
Grande montagna a forma di duomo alla testata della Valle di Rhêmes; ridimensionata dalla vette della Tsanteleina (3.601 m), Punta Calabre (3.445 m) e Granta Parei (3.387 m). Bella escursione, ma poco frequentata. Buon panorama sulla Valle di Rhêmes e i suoi ghiacciai.
First on the summit (W Slope from Isere Valley): N. Dulong de Rosnay and mountain guide Victor Mangard, (Aug 12th, 1888).
In winter: Unknown.
NW Arête: W. B. A. Coolidge and mountain guide Christian Almer Junior, (Aug 31th, 1889).
N Face (Direct Route): Lorenzo Rossi di Montelera and mountain guide Beniamino Henry, (Jul 27th, 1969).
N Face (Left Route): Aldo Bonacossa and Giacomo Chiara, (Aug 1939).
E Crest (From Fond Pass): Lorenzo Rossi di Montelera and mountain guide Beniamino Henry, (Jul 24th, 1964).
From France, through the Mont Blanc Tunnel or the Col du Petit Saint Bernard: you can drive on SS.26, following directions for Aosta and, before arriving in Villeneuve, turn right towards Introd. Alternatively, you can take Motorway A5 (at Courmayeur or Morgex) and exit at Aosta Ovest.
From all the other directions: get to the Aosta Ovest exit of Motorway A5. Then drive on SS.26 Aosta, in the direction of Courmayeur; just after Villeneuve turn left towards Introd.
Aeroporto "Corrado Gex" Saint Christophe (Aosta).
Enter the valley and, at the fork between Valsavarenche and Val di Rhêmes turn to the right (Rhêmes). Cross all the villages to arrive to Rhêmes Notre Dame and follow to Thumel (car parking), herefrom, following the dirt road on the right side (ascending) of the valley, or, better with snow, a track on the left that passing throught some fine woods leads you to the Rifugio Benevolo (2.285m).
From Federico Benevolo Refuge (2.285m) before after by Northwest direction after South and by path (13c) to reach to te Granta Parei Lake (2.570m~) and to Tsanteleina Lake (2.696m); by Tsanteleina Glacier to climb by glaciers to Rhêmes Pass (3.075m) and by easy West slope to summit (3h'00/4h'00).
Dal Rifugio Federico Benevolo (2.285 m) prima con direzione NW, poi Sud e con il sentiero (13c) salire al Lago della Granta Parei (2.570 m circa) e al successivo di Tsanteleina (2.696 m); tramite il Ghiacciaio di Tsanteleina portarsi al Colle di Rhêmes (3.075 m) e per il facile versante Ovest alla cima (3h'30/4h'00).
Remember that free camping is forbidden (except for emergency reasons, over 2.500m, from darkness until dawn).
This route can be considered F.
L'itinerario è classificato F.
Equipment for the Route
Standard mountaineering equipment. Rope, ice axe and crampons.
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