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Pyramides Calcaires


Fun climbing route on rock, in one of the most spectacular and wild corners of the whole Mont Blanc. An experience suitable for all climbers.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

At the bottom of the Val Veny, just before the vast depression of the Col de la Seigne, two small white peaks delineate a rocky ridge completely out of context in the undisputed realm of granite typical of the Aosta Valley region. They are called the “Pyramides Calcaires”. The limestone section is mainly located on the north-east Pyramid. The south-west peak is made up of metamorphic rocks.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 600 m
Ascent/descent time: 3-5 hours
Meeting point: Skyway cable car parking area at 9.00 a.m. for equipment check and a short briefing. Transfer by car to Val Veny.

 

From the Elisabetta Refuge you can easily reach the start of the route. Through a panoramic path that climbs through meadows and stony ground in the splendid valley bordered by the limestone ridge of the Pyramides, located at an altitude of about 2600 meters. The view from the ridge is unmatched. To the north the peaks of Mont Blanc, Aiguille de Trélatète and Aiguille de Glaciers tower majestically. On the French side, the Vanoise and the Beaufortain stand out. The descent, on the southwest side, leads to the Tour de Mont Blanc path. And then back to the refuge through an initial steep path on rather unstable rocky terrain. The itinerary presents a constant difficulty. Some more demanding passages in the lower half, but always well protected. Suitable also for mountaineers at the first experiences. Just before the summit, you face a short but delicate downhill passage. It offers the possibility of a short descent on rope. The itinerary descents the valley to the north of the ridge traveled (often covered with snow until July). Another option is to the south, towards Alpe Superiore de la Lex Blanche, on the path that leads from the refuge to Col de la Seigne.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 600 m
Ascent/descent time: 3-5 hours
Meeting point: Skyway cable car parking area at 9.00 a.m. for equipment check and a short briefing. Transfer by car to Val Veny.

 

From the Elisabetta Refuge you can easily reach the start of the route. Through a panoramic path that climbs through meadows and stony ground in the splendid valley bordered by the limestone ridge of the Pyramides, located at an altitude of about 2600 meters. The view from the ridge is unmatched. To the north the peaks of Mont Blanc, Aiguille de Trélatète and Aiguille de Glaciers tower majestically. On the French side, the Vanoise and the Beaufortain stand out. The descent, on the southwest side, leads to the Tour de Mont Blanc path. And then back to the refuge through an initial steep path on rather unstable rocky terrain. The itinerary presents a constant difficulty. Some more demanding passages in the lower half, but always well protected. Suitable also for mountaineers at the first experiences. Just before the summit, you face a short but delicate downhill passage. It offers the possibility of a short descent on rope. The itinerary descents the valley to the north of the ridge traveled (often covered with snow until July). Another option is to the south, towards Alpe Superiore de la Lex Blanche, on the path that leads from the refuge to Col de la Seigne.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
1 Day
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
low
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
fair
cuori
PERSONS
utente
2
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/06 to 31/10
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
1 Day
low
fair
2
from 01/06 to 31/10
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

360 € fee per person with 1 participant
190 € fee per person with 2 participants
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners. without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening / closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners. without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening / closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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