The famous 3.500m in the Aosta Valley and the normal route or no (Ferret Valley)

The famous 3.500m in the Aosta Valley and the normal route or no (Ferret Valley)

Aosta Valley, Italy, Europe
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Overview

The Aosta Valley (Italy) is one of the most famous and beautiful mountainous countries in the world. It holds many impressive mountains like Monte Bianco, Monte Rosa, Monte Cervino (Matterhorn) and Gran Paradiso. But there are also many 3.500 meters peaks which are well known all over the world: For example the impressive Aiguille Noire de Peuterey and almost as impressive; Herbetet, Aiguille de Trélatête, Grivola, Mont Vélan, Becca di Luseney, Punta Tersiva and many others.
 
La Valle d'Aosta (Italia), è una delle più famose e belle regioni di montagna del mondo. Contiene molte montagne imponenti come il Monte Bianco, il Monte Rosa, il Monte Cervino (Matterhorn) e il Gran Paradiso. Esistono però anche moltissime vette di oltre 3.500 metri molto conosciute dagli alpinisti come l'imponente Aiguille Noire de Peuterey, l'Herbetet, l'Aiguille de Trélatête, la Grivola, il Mont Vélan, la Becca di Luseney, la Punta Tersiva e molte altre.

Ferret Valley


Aiguilles MarbrèesAiguilles Marbrées 3.536m
AIGUILLES MARBRÉES 3.536m
 
First ascent: A. Hess, O. Leitz and Laurent Croux, (Jul 22th, 1898).
Difficulty: PD.
Difference in height: About 165m from ref. Torino.
Refuge: Rifugio Torino (3.375m). Places when open: 190 places.
Ascent time: 1,30-2,00 hours.
Descent: Along the ascent route.
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.
 
First ascent: Enrico Peyronel and Walter Bonatti, (Jul 17th, 1952).
Difficulty: TD+.
Difference in height: About 2.403m from Planpincieux.
Refuge: Rifugio Gabriele Boccalatte-Mario Piolti (2.804m). Places when open: 25. Winter hut: 25 places.
Ascent time: 12,00-12,30 hours.
Descent: From normal route
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, nuts, friends, ice axe, and crampons.

Petites JorassesPetites Jorasses 3.650m
PETITES JORASSES 3.650m
 
First ascent: Albert Guyard, Henri Devouassoud and Auguste Cupelin, (Sep 23th,1876). Difficulty: AD.
Difference in height: -
Refuge: Bivacco fisso Giusto Gervasutti (2.835m), 10 places.
Ascent time: 8,00-9,30 hours.
Descent: Along the ascent route.
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.

Pointe des HiorondellesPointe des Hirondelles 3.519m
POINTE DES HIRONDELLES 3.519m
 
First ascent: -
Difficulty: -
Difference in height: -
Refuge: -
Ascent time: -
Descent: -
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.

Mont GreuvettaMont Greuvetta 3.684m
MONT GREUVETTA 3.684m
 
First ascent: -
Difficulty: -
Difference in height: -
Refuge: -
Ascent time: -
Descent: -
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.

Aiguille de LeschauxAiguille de Leschaux 3.759m
AIGUILLE DE LESCHAUX 3.759m
 
First ascent: J. A. G. Marshall, T. S. Kennedy, Johann Fischer and Julien Grande, (Jul 14th, 1872).
Difficulty: AD+.
Difference in height: About 2.120m (from La Vachey Village).
Refuge: Bivacco fisso Giusto Gervasutti (2.835m), 10 places.
Ascent time: 8,00-9,00 hours.
Descent: Along the ascent route.
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.
AIGUILLE DE TALÈFRE 3.730m
 
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Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.
 
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Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.
 
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Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.

Mont DolentMont Dolent 3.823m
MONT DOLENT 3.823m
 
First ascent: Edward Whymper, Antony Adams Reilly, Michel Croz, Henry Charlet and Michel Payot, (Jul 09th, 1864).
Difficulty: PD+.
Difference in height: About 2.050m (from Arnouva Village).
Refuge: Bivacco fisso Cesare Fiorio (2.800m), 20 places.
Ascent time: 6,00-7,00 hours.
Descent: Along the ascent route.
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.
MONT GRAPILLON 3.576m
 
First ascent: -
Difficulty: -
Difference in height: -
Refuge: -
Ascent time: -
Descent: -
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.

Refuges Telephone Numbers

Books and Maps

BOOKS:
  • "Guida delle Alpi Occidentali", di Giovanni Bobba e Luigi Vaccarone C.A.I. Sezione di Torino Volume II (parte II), 25 Maggio 1896.
  • "Guida dei Monti d'Italia-Monte Bianco" (Vol. I°) di Gino Buscaini-Club Alpino Italiano/Turing Club Italiano, 1994 (in Italian).
  • "I Rifugi della Valle d'Aosta" di Stefano Ardito, Ed. Guide iter, Febbraio 2003.
  • "A piedi in Valle d'Aosta" (Vol. 1), di Stefano Ardito, Ed. Guide iter, Giugno 2003.
  • "80 itinerari di Escursionismo Alpinismo e Sci Alpinismo in Valle d'Aosta", di Osvaldo Cardellina, Ed. Musumeci, Giugno 1977 (in Italian); seconda Ed. Luglio 1981; terza Ed. Luglio 1984; (in French), prima Ed. Febbraio 1978; seconda Ed. Marzo 1980.
MAPS:
  • Kompass "Massiccio del Monte Bianco Valle d'Aosta Sentieri e Rifugi" Carta turistica 1:50.000.
  • I.G.C. Istituto Geografico Centrale Torino "Massiccio del Monte Bianco" (n°4), Torino, 1998 1:50.000.
  • I.G.C. Istituto Geografico Centrale Torino "Monte Bianco-Courmayeur-Chamonix-La Thuile" (n°107), 1:25.000.
  • Kompass "Massiccio del Monte Bianco Valle d'Aosta" Carta escursioni, bike e sci alpinismo 1:50.000.
  • L'Escursionista "Monte Bianco Courmayeur" (n°1) Edizioni Rimini 2004 1:25.000.
  • IGN Carte de randonnée CHAMONIX - MASSIF DU MONT BLANC 3630 OT 1:25.000.
  • Edizioni Tabacco "Mont Blanc" Udine, 1978 1:50.000.
  • Studio F.M.B. Bologna 1988 "Monte Bianco-Mont Blanc" 1:50.000.
  • IGN institut géographique national genoble mont-blanc parc national de la vanoise (n°53), 1:100.000.
 

Important Information

Useful Numbers

  • Protezione Civile Valdostana località Aeroporto 7/A Saint Christophe (Ao) Tel. 0165-238222.
  • Bollettino Meteo (weather info) Tel. 0165-44113.
  • Unità Operativa di Soccorso Sanitario Tel. 118.


Geography
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