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

The famous 3.500m in the Aosta Valley and the normal route or no (Veny 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 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 e molte altre.

Veny Valley


Aiguille des GlaciersAiguilles des Glaciers 3.817m
AIGUILLE DES GLACIERS 3.817m
 
First ascent: E. Del Carretto, Francesco Gonnella, Laurent Proment, Ange and Gratien Henry, (Aug 02th, 1878).
Difficulty: PD.
Difference in height: About 2.160m.
Refuge: Rifugio Elisabetta Soldini Montanaro (2.200m). Places when open: 80. Winter hut: 24 places.
Ascent time: 6,30-7,30 hours.
Descent: Along the ascent route.
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.

Aiguille de la Lex BlancheAiguille de la Lex Blanche 3.697m
AIGUILLE DE LA LEX BLANCHE 3.697m
 
First ascent: V. Attinger, Louis Kurz, Jean-Baptiste Croz and Joseph Simond, (Jul 25th, 1889). Difficulty: AD.
Difference in height: About 2.040m.
Refuge: Elisabetta Soldini-Montanaro (2.200m). Places when open: 80. Winter hut: 24 places. Bivacco fisso Adolfo Hess (2.958m), 4 places.
Ascent time: 5,30-7,00 hours.
Descent: Along the ascent route.
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.

Aiguille de TrélatêteAiguilles de Trélatête 3.920m
AIGUILLES DE TRÉLATÊTE 3.920m
 
First ascent: A. A. Reilly, E. Whymper, Michel Croz, Michel Payot and Henry Charlet, (Jul 12th, 1864).
Difficulty: AD.
Difference in height: About 2.220m.
Refuge: Bivacco fisso Gino Rainetto (3.047m), 8 places.
Ascent time: 8,30-9,00 hours.
Descent: Along the ascent route.
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.

Aiguille de l AigleAiguilles de l'Aigle 3.512m
AIGUILLE DE L'AIGLE 3.512m
 
First ascent (S Slope): Agostino Ferrari, Laurent Bertholier and Felix Ollier, (Aug 13th, 1898). Difficulty: PD-.
Difference in height: About 1.855m.
Refuge: Bivacco fisso Gino Rainetto (3.047m), 8 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.
 
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TÊTE CARRÉE 3.726m
 
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AIGUILLES GRISES 3.826m
 
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PUNTA INNOMINATA 3.720m
 
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Aiguille Noire de PeutereyAiguille Noire de Peuterey 3.773m
AIGUILLE NOIRE DE PEUTEREY 3.773m
 
First ascent (N Wall): Adolphe Rey, Alphonse Chenoz and Guido Alberto Rivetti, (Aug 07th, 1928).
Difficulty: D+/TD-.
Difference in height: About 2.415m.
Refuge: Bivacco fisso dalla Brenva (3.200m), 5 places.
Ascent time: 9,00-10,00 hours.
Descent: Along the ascent route or E ridge (normal route), PD+/AD-.
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, nuts, friends, ice axe, and crampons.

Les Dames AnglaisesLes Dames Anglaises 3.601m
LES DAMES ANGLAISES 3.601m
 
First ascent (NW Slope): Luigi Amedeo di Savoia, duca degli Abruzzi, Laurent Croux and Ciprien Savoye, (Aug 07th, 1901).
Difficulty: D.
Difference in height: About 2.240m.
Refuge: Bivacco fisso dalla Brenva (3.200m), 5 places.
Ascent time: 8,00-9,30 hours.
Descent: Along the ascent route.
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, nuts, friends, ice axe, and crampons.

Tour RondeLa Tour Ronde 3.792m
TOUR RONDE 3.792m
 
First ascent: J. H. Backhouse, T. S. Carson D. W. Freshfield, C. C. Tucker, Daniel Balleys and Michel Payot, (Jul 22th, 1867).
Difficulty: PD+/AD-.
Difference in height: About 420m from ref. Torino.
Refuge: Rifugio Torino (3.375m). Places when open: 190 places.
Ascent time: 3,30-4,00 hours.
Descent: Along the ascent route.
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, frontal torch, ice axe, and crampons.

Aiguille d EntrèvesAiguille d'Entrèves 3.604m
AIGUILLE D'ENTRÈVES 3.604m
 
First ascent: Adolfo Hess, Flavio Santi and Julien Promen, (Aug 31th, 1897).
Difficulty: PD+/AD-.
Difference in height: About 230m from ref. Torino.
Refuge: Rifugio Torino (3.375m). Places when open: 190 places.
Ascent time: 3,00-4,00 hours.
Descent: Along the ascent route.
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, ice axe, helmet and crampons.

Aiguille de ToulaAiguille de Toula 3.538m
AIGUILLE DE TOULA 3.538m
 
First ascent: P. Borchers and P. Reuschel, (Aug 03th, 1922).
Difficulty: PD-.
Difference in height: About 170m from ref. Torino.
Refuge: Rifugio Torino (3.375m). Places when open: 190 places.
Ascent time: 2,30-3,00 hours.
Descent: Along the ascent route.
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, ice axe, helmet and crampons.

Grand FlambeauGrand Flambeau 3.566m
GRAND FLAMBEAU 3.566m
 
First ascent: Henri Cordier, Jakob Anderegg and Kaspar Maurer, (Jul 20th, 1876).
Difficulty: F+/PD-.
Difference in height: About 190m from ref. Torino.
Refuge: Rifugio Torino (3.375m). Places when open: 190 places.
Ascent time: 1,00-1,30 hours.
Descent: Along the ascent route.
Equipment: High mountain equipment: including rope, helmet, 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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