Page Type Page Type: Area/Range
Location Lat/Lon: 45.59901°N / 7.49794°E
Activities Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 10965 ft / 3342 m
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The page and the texts are PROPERTY of my dear friend OsvaldoCardellina "Osva", companion of excursions and climbs, who died on 02 May 2022. From 12 September 2022, the necessary updates will be made by Antonio Giani, administrator of the page, as by agreement with Osvaldo's family.



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Knock Overview

Gruppo Arolla, Sengie
Gruppo Arolla, Sengie
This valley marks the East border of Cogne Valley. In the place where they spent their lives in the distant past living up there at Crest. This vallon almost a valley, that opens like a large fan finds its end at Col Pontonnet (2.897m) and Champorcher "Finestra" (Window; 2.826m), bordering the Champorcher Valley, but its summit culminates in the Grande Arolla (3.342m) on the border with Valeille. In his circular development it is marked by important pyramids like Punta Tersiva (3.515m) and Torre di Lavina (3.308m), before reaching the Colle Bardoney ((2.833m). Among the latter and Champorcher Window unfold the three important Vallons of Miserino, Acque Rosse, Bardoney, all turned to the Piedmont. Starting from Lillaz Fraction at the entrance of the Urtier Vallon, and continuing clockwise, along this long and popular vallon that leads to the Refuge "Sogno di Berdzè" (Dream of the Shepherd), at the foot of the Fenêtre de Champorcher. the same is crossed by a private farms dirt road, not always feasible, which reaches the Pastures of Goilles Damon, Tsavanis and Manda; different bifurcations depart from it, namely: from the junction 2.280 meters to the West-northwest towards the Pastures of Gueula Dèsott and Damon, Seutse and Taveronna, at the foot of the watershed that falls from Penne Blanche. From the 2.363 meters towards Southeast Alpe Broillot or Broillat. The next part of the bifurcation 2.360 meters towards the Alps Pianas and des Invergneux also called and known as Hevergnes Pastures, under the hill of the same name, just before this last 2.507 meters a second fork leads to the "Baita Hunters Orlando" and the nearby Alp Ponton, under the Tower Ponton. In addition, the road continues linearly to the Hut at the Alpage of Péradza. All this can be done as an alternative path with the path of the High Via, which first runs through the valley floor and then move to the South side of the Torrent Urtier and reach, having doubled in some branches to the Southern vallons, the refuge. This area is divided into two distinct characteristics and particular features: to the North lies the Punta Tersiva, only mountain of some importance in an area free of glaciers but rich waters. Even this mountain on this side provides arid slopes with walls and ridges that day by day are shattered. On the opposite side is not that things change much even presenting the same appearance and you have to wait to get into Valeille to find glaciers. In this area we will consider, however, only the specific areas of the North slope reaching up to the Arietta Hill, but is already in the South. In any case, here is no shortage of proposals for beautiful Walks, including cultural, historical splendid Hiking or Climbing. Not without making first a visit to Cogne with the whole valley floor ...
Torre di Lavina
Torre di Lavina
Lavina Tower & Grande Arolla 2016
Lavina Tower & Grande Arolla 2016
Valeille Petite Grande Arolla...
Valeille Petite Grande Arolla...
Torre di Lavina from Northwest...
Torre di Lavina from Northwest...
Questo vallone segna il confine Orientale della Valle di Cogne. Là dove si svolgeva nei tempi remoti la vita di questa vallata vivendo lassù nella località del Crest. Questo largo ed esteso vallone, quasi una valle, che si apre a guisa di grande ventaglio trova la sua estremità Orientale al Col Pontonnet (2.897 m) ed alla contigua Finestra di Champorcher (2.826 m), al confine con la Valle di Champorcher, ma il suo vertice culmina nella Grande Arolla (3.342 m) al confine con l'attigua Valeille. Nel suo sviluppo circolare viene contrassegnata da importanti piramidi come la Punta Tersiva (3.515 m) e la Torre di Lavina (3.308 m), prima di raggiungere il Colle di Bardoney ((2.833 m) precedente la Grande Arolla. Tra la Finestra di Champorcher e questo ultimo si dispiegano i tre importanti Valloni di Miserino, Acque Rosse, Bardoney, tutti ormai rivolti al vicino Piemonte. Partendo dalla Frazione di Lillaz all'entrata del Vallone dell'Urtier, e continuando in senso orario, percorrendo questo lungo e frequentato vallone che conduce al Rifugio "Sogno di Berdzé", ai piedi della Fenêtre de Champorcher. Il medesimo viene percorso da una strada poderale, non sempre percorribile, che raggiunge gli Alpeggi di Goilles Damon, Tsavanis e Manda; diverse biforcazioni partono dalle medesima e precisamente: dal bivio 2.280 metri circa ad Ovest-nordovest verso gli Alpeggi di Gueula di Sotto e di Sopra, Seutse e Taveronna, ai piedi dello spartiacque discendente dal Penne Blanche. Da quello 2.363 metri verso Sudest all'Alpe Broillot o Broillat. Il successivo parte dalla biforcazione 2.360 metri verso le Alpi Pianas e d'Invergneux oppure anche conosciuta come des Hevergnes, sotto l'omonimo colle, appena prima di quest'ultima un secondo bivio 2.507 metri conduce alla "Baita dei Cacciatori Orlando" ed alla vicina Alpe Ponton, sotto la Torre Ponton. Oltre, la strada prosegue in modo lineare fino al rifugio, presso l'Alpe di Peradzà. Tutto questo percorso può essere fatto in alternativa con il sentiero dell'Alta Via, che dapprima percorre il fondo del vallone per poi portarsi sulla sponda Meridionale del Torrent Urtier e raggiungere, dopo essersi sdoppiato in alcune diramazioni verso i valloni Meridionali, il rifugio. Quest'area si divide nettamente in due per caratteristiche e peculiarietà dove a Settentrione trovasi la Punta Tersiva, unica montagna d'un certo rilievo in una zona priva di ghiacciai ma ricca di acque. Anche questa montagna su questo lato offre aridi versanti con pareti e creste che di giorno in giorno van in frantumi. Sul versante opposto non é che le cose cambino di molto presentando anche lo stesso uguali sembianze e si deve attendere d'entrar nell'attiguo Vallone di Valeille per trovar veri e propri ghiacciai. In questa zona prenderemo in considerazione, comunque, soltanto le aree specifiche del versante Settentrionale arrivando insino al Colle dell'Arietta, che però trovasi di già verso Mezzogiorno. In ogni caso anche qui non mancan le proposte per belle Passeggiate, anche culturali e storiche, splendide Escursioni e qualche Arrampicatina. Non senza aver effettuato dapprima una visita a Cogne con tutto il fondovalle ...
Invergneux Pass...
Invergneux Pass...
Invergneux Pass
Invergneux Pass
Invergneux Pass
Invergneux Pass
Invergneux Pass
Invergneux Pass
Invergneux Pass
Invergneux Pass

Getting There

BY CAR:

  • From TORINO, MILANO, etc: Motorway A5. Exit at IVREA or Quincinetto (PIEDMONT) AOSTA West/Aymavilles, Cogne Municipalities.
  • From Aymavilles (646m) towards Cogne Valley through Vieyes (1.132m), Epinel (1.436m), Crétaz (1.494m) Hamlets up to Cogne (1.534m) Commune with the Main Road reaching Lillaz Fraction (1.607m). From this last in East to Sogno di Berdzé, under the Fenêtre of Champorcher.
  • From FRANCE: through the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Entrèves-crossroads to Vény/Ferret Valleys - Mountain Guides of Courmayeur - La Saxe Rock Gym - Courmayeur.By Little Saint Bernard Hill, closed since November until half May to La Thuile Valley - Pré Saint Didier - Courmayeur. It is not necessary to take Motorway A5: you can drive on State Road n°26, in the direction of AOSTA - IVREA - TURIN.

BY PLANE:

  • Aeroporto "Corrado Gex" Saint Christophe (Aosta).

Some Hiker into Urtier

Urtier High Valley
Urtier High Valley
The Vallons most important & the recommended Excursions

 

1) - Champlong-St. Pierre, Facette Alp (1.596m, 1.692m): Walk-Excursion with path in North to Colonna Magnetitemines (2.390m) (T/E; 2h'45/3h'15).
2) - Champlong-St. Pierre Village, Facette Pasture, Colonna and Liconi Magnetite Mines with miners' houses (1.596m, 2.495m): Excursion from Lillaz Hamlet (1.607m) with path in North along Liconi Torrent to Monte Creya (3.015m), through Southern Slope (E/F; 4h'30/5h'00).
3) - Lillaz, Goilles Damon Pasture, Cret Church, Tsavanis Waterfall and Pasture, fork 2.360 meters, Pianas and invergneux Alps (1.607m, 1.869m, 2.020m, 2.293m, 2.405m, 2.524m): Excursion from Lillaz with path-dirt road before in East, after North to Invergneux Pass (2.902m) through Southern Slope (E/F; 5h'30/6h'00).
4) - Lillaz, fork 2.360 meters, Invergneux Alp (1.607m, 2.524m): Excursion-Climbing from Lillaz towards Invergneux Pass through Southern Slope and Eastern Penne Blanche (3.252m) by East Ridge, bypassing quotas and carvings 3.020m, 3.012m, 3.080m, 3.075m, 3.127m, 3.088 meters and Testa Vallonet (3.152m) (A/F+; 6h'45/7h'00).
5) - Lillaz, Invergneux Pass (2.902m): Climbing to pass with crossing towards Serra Madù (3.220m), collar (3.198m) Tersiva, by West Crest (A/PD-/PD; 7h'30/8h'00).
6) - Lillaz, alternative 2.360 meters after Tsavanis Pasture, fork 2.507 meters, "Baita Hunters Orlando" (2.641m): Excursion-Climbing to two Pontonnet Lakes and Hill (2.808m, 2.816m, 2.897m), Tour Ponton (3.101m), by North-northwest Crest (EE/A/F; 6h'30/7h'00).
7) - Lillaz, Cret Church, Tsavanis Waterfall and Pasture, fork 2.360 meters, Manda Alp (1.607m, 2.020m, 2.293m, 2.374m): Excursion from Lillaz with path-dirt road in East to "Sogno di Berdzé" Refuge (2.532m) near Peradzà Alp and Fenêtre de Champorcher (2.826m) through Western Slope (E/F; 4h'45/5h'15).
8) - "Sogno di Berdzé" Refuge (2.532m), Ponton Loch and Alp (2.600m, 2.632m): Walk through paths before in Northeast, after Northwest (T/E/F; 1h'00/1h'15).
9) - "Sogno di Berdzé" Refuge, Ponton Alp, Invergneux Hill: Excursion with paths in Northwest to pass and Climbing through Serra Madou to Tersiva, by Western Crest or, after a short descent and crossing on Tessonet Glacier, to Tersiva Pass and by North-northwest Crest (Standard Route from Grauson Vallon) (A/PD-/F+; 4h'30/5h'00).
10) - "Sogno di Berdzé" Refuge, saddle (2.946m): Excursion-Climbing pathless in Southeast, after by Southern Crest to Bec Costazza (3.092m) (A/F+; 2h'30/3h'00).
11) - "Sogno di Berdzé" Refuge, saddle: Excursion-Climbing pathless before in Southeast, after by Northern Slope to Cima di Peradzà (3.021m) (EE/A/F+; 2h'00/2h'30).
12) - "Sogno di Berdzé" Refuge or from fork 2.468 meters on dirt road neighbor Torrent de la Nouva: Excursion-Climbing pathless in Southeast to collar 2.974 meters, after by East Crest to Tête de la Nouva (3.034m) (A/F+/PD-; 2h'00/2h'30).
13) - Refuge or from fork (2.468m) on dirt road neighbor Torrent de la Nouva: Excursion with paths in South to Arietta Pass (2.947m) (EE/A/F+; 1h'45/2h'15).
14) - Lillaz, Quertatset, Bioulé (1.631m, 1.750m, 1.721m): neighbor Torrent Urtier and above Lillaz Waterfalls Walk with path in East-southeast (T; 0h'50/1h'05).
15) - Lillaz, Loie Pasture (1.631m, 2.217m): Walk-Excursion with path in East-southeast at the beginning of valeille towards Loee Lake (2.346m) (T/E/F; 0h'50/1h'05).
Arriving to Sogno di Berdzè
Arriving to Sogno di Berdzè
Near Urtier Torrent to Sogno di Berdzè
Near Urtier Torrent to Sogno di Berdzè
Cogne Municipality Chief Town
Cogne Municipality Chief Town
Urtier Valley
Urtier Valley
Arolla Group
Arolla Group
 

Mountain Condition

  • You can get meteo information at the official site of the Regione Valle d'Aosta:
  • Valle d'Aosta Meteo

Books & 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.
  • "Gran Paradiso - Itinerari Alpinistici e sci Alpinistici" di Franco Brevini Ed. Musumeci, Giugno 1982.
  • "Il Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso (Valli di Champorcher-Clavalitè-Saint Marcel-Laures-Cogne-Valsavarenche-Conca di Pila" di Giulio Berruto 3/volume 2°, IGC, Torino 1981, 2a Ed. 2000. (in Italian)
  • "Guida dei Monti d'Italia-Gran Paradiso Parco Nazionale" E. Andreis, R. Chabod, M. C. Santis, Club Alpino Italiano/Touring Club Italiano, prima Ed. 1939; seconda Ed. 1963; terza Ed. 1980.
MAPS:
  • Kompass "Gran Paradiso Valle d'Aosta Sentieri e rifugi" Carta turistica 1:50.000.
  • I.G.C. Istituto Geografico Centrale "Gran Paradiso-La Grivola-Cogne" Carta turistica 1:25.000.
  • A.IA.T "Cogne Gran Paradiso Cogne Aymavilles-Walking map" 1:25.000.
  • L'Escursionista "Valle di Cogne Carta dei Sentieri" (n°10) 1:25.000.
  • L'Escursionista "Tour de la Vallée de Cogne Grand Paradis" Carta dei sentieri 1:25.000.

Important Information

Invergneux Pass
Invergneux Pass

Useful Numbers

  • Soccorso Alpino Cogne (SAR) Tel. 3482685406.
  • 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.


Children

Children

Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. For example, the Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' The Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children.