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#1 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:57:17 PM(UTC)
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Last September we trekked almost two weeks ago in the Valle d'Aosta in Northern Italy. The original plan was to go nine days over the alta via 2 (not to be confused with similarly named in dolomots) the Gran Paradiso massif to the Mont Blanc. Due to the weather we've played in our favor more to travel 4 days added to the length of the Italian Tour of the Matterhorn.




(Alta via 2-green, red-tour of the matterhorn)

Getting there/htniidot
Savda bus passengers four times a day from Milan to Aosta and Cormier, there are frequent buses to Aosta, Cogne and free Wi Bionaz.

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There is no need for tent/cabins can sleep villages every night.

Travel guide/maps
We hiked with Gran Paradiso: alta via 2 day trek walks at most major bookshops and published by Cicerone, an excellent guide. It costs 12 bucks at Amazon (reduced to using competing service application).
The IGC's Italian maps in scale 1:50000 thoroughness, accuracy and reliability, it is recommended to travel with the maps in scale 1:25000 (even if it means buying a few maps ...). Map costs around 8 euros.
The Aosta Valley are numbered and therefore map is very helpful (lists of numbers). The alta via 2 is marked throughout the yellow triangle with 2.


Alta Via 2
Aosta Valley surrounding two paths starting from end of Cormier at the foot of Mont Blanc. Alta via 1 on the ridges North of Valley on the southern slopes of the Cervino and Gran Combin Bar, Rosa. Alta via 2 on the ridges South of the Gran Paradiso Park Road Valley.
The length of the alta via 2 is approximately 12 days walk from Chardonney for Cormier. We went the last 9 days (including 3 days through the recommended variant) from Cogne.
The trail is relatively high alpine trail (3 mountain passes over 3000), and in relation to other trails in the area.


The itinerary
• Day 1: Cogne (1500) to Vittorio Sella (2600), day (3.5 hours, 1100 m ascent), allow to rest right towards La Paz.
• Day 2: Vittorio Sella to Eaux Rousses village (1700) through a mountain pass Col Lauson (3300).
• Day 3 – here we took higher variant of the path that starts from the village of Pont (1900) at the Valley (10 minutes by bus from Eaux Rousses, we do not recommend that you do not walk very trail – walking on a road only). From the Pian for increases to Pont del Nivolet (2500) and thence to Col Rosset (3100) and descends to Benevolo (2300). A very nice day, but also (us took 10 hours), can and should be split into two days by night in Chivasso hut on Col del Nivolet.
• Day 4: Bezzi hut Benevolo a (2300) Col Bassac Dere way (3100). Spectacular day pass and can continue to bar della Becca Traversiere peak (3400) away some spectacular crowds Blanc until the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa.
• Day 5: from Valgrisenche to Bezzi (1600) and bus (15 minutes down the Valley, you can convert two hours walk) and Planval (1550). High Trail largely views (Bezzi Hut to Epee), over the Valley and the Lake.
• Day 6 – from Planval to Promoud Bivacco (2100) via the Col de la Crosatie (altitude 2900 – spectacular views to Mont Blanc). Promoud Lodge is a renovated stable actually self service cabin with kitchen and nice beds.
• Day 7: m. l. Promoud Pila (1500) Le via Passo Alto (2900). The decline of apas Deffeyes hut a long way and can save you an hour of walking through a ride from Le Le Joux to Pila.
• Day 8: Le Pila to Elisabeta Soldini (2200) via the Col de Chavannes (2600). Long day when most of the Jeep Trail length. A crazy views apas Mont Blanc. The number of visitors increases significantly in the cabin with the connection to the TMB.
• Day 9: Elisabeta (1200) for free Wi – beautiful day along the Val Veni TMB above.

Photos:
The ups to Col Rosset:


Beyond the mountains, Bassac Dere:



Planval Lake Lac du Fond above:



Mountain pass Col de la Crosatie:


Bill check on Col de Chavannes:



Tour of the Matterhorn
The trail surrounding the Matterhorn Swiss section includes what Walker's haute route between Zermatt and Arolla and then via two covered passages glaciers (Col Collon and TheoduloPass) surrounds the mountain to the South. We went up in Italy does not require technical equipment – Prarayer Lodge (a day's walk from Bionaz) Theodulo crossing features two mountain passes, both over 3000.
The route is divided into relatively short sections (as we walked, we feel like days) Tour of the Matterhorn's Guide published by Cicerone describes this section as two days.

The itinerary
• Day 1: Bionaz (1600) to Prarayer (2000) short day (3.5 hours, 400 m ascent), rising from the dam Bionaz Places Moulin and across the Lake to the beautiful cabin at the edge of the Lake. The section from the dam in Bionaz badly and very easy to lose the trail, who can recommend skipping the section with a lift.
• Day 2 – Prarayer Perucca Shack Shack (2900) through Valcorniere (height), another long day, the mountains are relatively difficult (long walk free, "snakes and ladders" ascending and descending). The hut is located above the magnificent lakes location closes at the beginning of September but have a great winter.
• Day 3 – Perucca for Rustic Lodge (2000). The trail descends to the Valley slopes driven Valtournanche Westerners with beautiful views to the Matterhorn village busy hotels Rustic ski.
• Day 4 – from Rustic to TheoduloPass (3300). Long but not difficult ascent with breathtaking views. In transition there is a cabin where climbers to the Breithorn and other peaks in the area. The trail descends from the pass to Zermatt through the glacier. The trail to the glacier seemed comfortable and clear from the cabin, but we preferred to avoid walking on a glacier in Switzerland + visits.

There are frequent buses from Rustic to Chatillon, from where transport to Milan/Turin.

Photos:
Prarayer cabin:


Ibex is sunbathing next Perucca cabin:


Downs to Rustic:


The view from Teodulo towards Aosta Valley:


The landlord (impossible):

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5:04:39 PM(UTC)
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Great. Thanks!
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5:52:02 PM(UTC)
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Good reporting. Thank you
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5:53:29 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the great pictures and information!

In September-October 2008 tasted North Italy. That trip went from Cogne to Rh?mes-Notre-Dame and vowed to return to comp track opportunity.
As I recall he starts before Cogne and is composed of some 15 days/sections?
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5:53:37 PM(UTC)
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I loved ... Maxim
Thoughts on the Trek.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:21:39 PM(UTC)
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Reporting and photos they want to trek to next.

Thank you

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#7 Posted : Wednesday, September 26, 2012 1:32:54 PM(UTC)
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Great pics.

You were very lucky,

Ive just came back to 15 from 5 days in the valley austa

During a tour of monte rosa called trek (the equivelent of tour matterhorn), in my case all i could see is my body, it was very foggy and the weather was bad.

So you made me jalous

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#8 Posted : Wednesday, September 26, 2012 1:46:03 PM(UTC)
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Was lucky with the weather, two years ago we walked at the time in another part of the Alps and dry air have a significant part of the programs.

The alta via 2 is divided (according to the friendly manual) to 12 sections starting at Camprocher (Cogne) to Cormier but you can also start the Donnas main Valley City (for the map in the upper entry), I know of several other sections.
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