Alternate route to Tré La Téte Basin

Courmayeur

An awesome two day tour to link up with a descent of the Armancette Glacier

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
5.6 km
Ascent
238 m
Descent
1 km
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
39˚
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Alternate route to Tré La Téte Basin Map

Description

Perhaps a more interesting approach to the Dômes de Miage taking in a superb descent into the Tré la Téte basin.

From the top of the Arp lift, traverse as high into Val Veny as possible before putting skins on. Skin up past the Elizabetta hut and to the Col de Seigne. Cross over to stunningly situated Robert Blanc hut visa the Glaciers des Glaciers (avoid dropping too low here). Either stop at the Robert Blanc for the night or continue onto the Conscrits hut via the Col des Glaciers, descending the beautiful north facing slopes under the Pointe des Lanchettes.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

February, March, April

Features

  • Alpine
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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