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

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

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 Glaciers

Aiguilles 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 Blanche

Aiguille 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 Trélatête

Aiguilles 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 Aigle

Aiguilles 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.



DÔMES DE MIAGE 3.673m
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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 Peuterey

Aiguille 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 Anglaises

Les 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 Ronde

La 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+.
    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 Entrèves

Aiguille d'Entrèves 3.604m







AIGUILLE D'ENTRÈVES 3.604m
    First ascent: Adolfo Hess, Flavio Santi and Julien Promen, (Aug 31th, 1897).
    Difficulty: PD+.
    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 Toula

Aiguille 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 Flambeau

Grand 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.







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