Val Veny, 11013 Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy
About Val Veny
The Val Veny is a valley mountain situated in the Aosta Valley, at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif, west of Courmayeur. It was shaped in particular by the Miage and Brenva glaciers and by the Dora di Veny river. The valley is the starting point of the normal Italian route to Mont Blanc (via Ratti-Grasselli) through the Miage glacier and the Francesco Gonella refuge. To facilitate hiking and climbing to the peaks, the valley is equipped with numerous shelters and bivouacs.
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The Aiguille Noire de Peuterey is an entirely rocky summit of the Mont Blanc Alps 3773 meters high. It is located on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc Massif. The mountain is located between the Brenva Glacier and the Freney Glacier. Les Dames Anglaises separates it from the higher Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey. It represents the first part of the Peuterey ridge, which starts from the plateau of Val Veny at an altitude of 1500 - 1600 meters and rises, with various peaks, to the very summit of M
Notre-Dame de Guérison is a sanctuary located in the Aosta Valley in the municipality of Courmayeur. It is named after Mary invoked as a healer. Built-in the 19th century, it was consecrated in 1868. The many ex-votos present mainly concern mountaineers who have escaped the danger during the attempts to climb Mont Blanc or the crossing of the many passes. It was built as a diocesan Marian sanctuary and is one of the most popular sanctuaries in the Aosta Valley.
The Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey is an Italian mountain located in the Mont Blanc massif. It is located in the Peuterey group above the arête de Peuterey , between the Aiguille Noire de Peuterey and the Grand Pilier d'Angle .
The Lake Miage is a small pool of water that is located in Valle d'Aosta at 2020 m above sea level at the foot of the massif of Mont Blanc, in Val Veny. Its waters are fed by the homonymous glacier. Characteristic of the lake is the interesting and spectacular phenomenon that has occurred for over two centuries: the detachment of icebergs from the ice cliff in contact with the lake.
The Saussurea alpine garden is located at 2173 m above sea level, in the municipality of Courmayeur, in the Aosta Valley, and is the highest alpine garden in Europe. The Saussurea garden is one of the four Alpine botanical gardens in the Aosta Valley, and on its 7000 square meters, it welcomes the typical alpine flora of Mont Blanc. Its name derives from that of Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, who made the first known ascent to Mont Blanc in 1786 and from which the flower Saussurea Alpina also take
Monte Bianco di Courmayeur is the South-East shoulder of Mont Blanc with 4.765 m. It is offshore to the Mont Blanc about 800 m in the direction of Courmayeur. Despite its minimal topographic prominence, it appears as the second-highest peak in the Alps on the official list of Alpine four-thousand of the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme for its impressive appearance and its importance for mountaineering.
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