On the France-Italy border, close to the world-known Val d'Isere, Tsanteleina is a beautiful snowy pyramidal peak. The icy north face is the most elegant route (40 degrees, 400 m height difference). The west face is another interesting route (Glacier du Santel), whereas the normal SW route is a bit easier (40 degrees, path in good snow) on Glacier du Couart-Dessus.
Ascending the north route then descending the normal route is a must.
Only 18 km distant from Gran Paradiso (4061), Tsanteleina is located about 40 km south-south-east of Mont-Blanc, in the Vanoise moutains.
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug|
|Nearest major airport:||Chambéry|
|Convenient Center:||Tignes - Val d'Isère|
Thanks to Alain Figer for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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- Log #12586 - by Alain Figer on Dec 05, 1999Starting the ascent at 5h (from Col de l'Iseran road, 2030 m altitude, 4km east to Val d'Isere) I met at 6h30, as planned, my friends near Col de la Bailletta (2852), where they had spent the night....