Testa di Liconi is, with Mont Crammont, one of the most important panoramic summit for Italian side of Mont Blanc. Located at the end of a lonely valley, Testa di Liconi lies dominating Liconi Lake, a blue pearl in a green-grass plateau, and the omonimous pass. Testa di Liconi is not such a beautiful mountain, but it becomes very interesting joining together these three significant elemens: lake, pass and summit. 200 meters higher than Mont Crammont, from Testa di Liconi is visible Maudit, Tacul ridge and Aiguille du Midì. Great sightseen on most of Valle d'Aosta main summits. A great experience to live here is the sunrise on SE face of Mont Blanc.
Morge (La Salle).
From Turin, Milan, Switzerland (Tunnel or Grand St. Bernard Pass): Motorway A5 - Courmayeur direction, Morgex exit. Turn right to La Salle. Follow Planavalle direction. Before arriving at Planaval, where paved road ends, once passed Morge village, a car park close to a wooden spring signs the headtrail. Yellow panels help for Liconi Valley direction. From Seez, Bourg St. Maurice, Petit St. Bernard Pass (France). Drive through La Thuile to Pre Saint Didier, turn right to La Salle on SS.26, until La Salle. Turn lefto for Morge (Planavalle). From Chamonix/Geneve (Mont Blanc Tunnel) Drive through Courmayeur on SS.26 road, until La Salle. Turn left for Morge (Planavalle).
Villair, Courmayeur (Val Sapin Route) From Turin, Milan, Switzerland (Tunnel or Grand St. Bernard Pass): Motorway A5, Courmayeur exit. Enter in Courmayeur downtown. Follow La Saxe, then turn right to Villair (Val Sapin) direction. From Seez, Bourg St. Maurice, Petit St. Bernard Pass (France). Drive through La Thuile to Pre Saint Didier. Turn left for Courmayeur on SS.26d road. Enter in Courmayeur downtown. Follow La Saxe, then turn right to Villair (Val Sapin) direction. From Chamonix/Geneve (Mont Blanc Tunnel) Once arrived in Courmayeur, turn left, downtown. Follow La Saxe, then turn right to Villair (Val Sapin) direction.
Red TapeAny permits required, any fees or parking pass required.
When To ClimbLate June until late Semptember
Map SectionMaps: IGC - Foglio n. 4 - Massiccio del Monte Bianco, scale 1:50.000.
Bivacco Luigi PascalSince June 2006, a new bivuoac was built on the summit of Testa di Liconi. The right term to define "Bivacco Luigi Pascal" is "apartment". This very confortable building can host up to 8 person (in huge bed-spaces).
It's possible to cook (gas available) and, in July and August, when ice is not a problem, there is an internal toilet.
A small solar cell panel give enough energy for lamps.
Dining room with confortable seat places, with a panoramic window on Mont Blanc's Breva side.
Probably, this is the most beautiful and confortable bivouac in Aosta Valley.
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