December - April
Departure:Buthier (1319 m)
Arrival:Chaligne (2608 m)
Difference in level:1289 m
How to get there
Aosta Est highway exit. Take the road for Gran San Bernardo and, after the town of Gignod, continue for a couple kilometres to the fork, staying to your left for Buthier, 1,319 m.
Splendid tour and splendid view of the entire Valle d’Aosta. Snow usually remains powder for several days.
Description of the route
From Buthier 1,319 m, climb the fields above heading South-West to the Rolla pastures, 1,692 m and the Chaligne hut, 1,934 m, both visible from below. Climb the sparse woods over the hut and continue on the open peaks heading for the top. When the slope starts to become steep, turn left and, crossing upward, reach the col di Met, 2,485 m. Follow the wide ridge heading North to the top.