The mystery of the soapstone

A very special trek that deals with the mountains and their geological origins by a game of discovery. The aim is to reconstruct the working of the famous soapstone high up in Val d’Ayas. The participants, split into groups, must find vital clues for reconstructing the history. A treasure hunt for historic finds, culminating in a final prize.


  • Where:

    Glacial environments of the Monte Rosa chain

  • Duration of activity and period recommended:

    1 day - From June to September

  • No. of participants and age groups:

    Max 15
    From 15 to 70 years

  • Physical preparation and equipment:

    This activity is dedicated to those who walk in the mountains regularly; failure to address trails high slope, but you walk all day. Trekking equipment; interesting possibility to use the shuttle service Champoluc which allows to reach Saint-Jacques, where, on the pavement of the church, is the starting point of research. will provide a map of the area (A4) and abstracts of publications which tell the story of the processing of soapstone in Valle d'Aosta. All included in price. The lunch will be prepared for each participant with local products.

  • Professionals involved:

    Nature hike guide


From Champoluc at 8.00
The group will be divided into teams that will have to face during the day in the discovery of vital clues to the reconstruction of history ...
In point of finding the first clue that will lead the group to explore the Valley of the White Peaks (the church of Saint Jacques), will read an excerpt from a book of history of the Valley that will provide information useful to the subsequent movement of the group.
The tour will be led to some sections and free in areas where it will be to find a rest or a useful clue to the cause, to rebuild and groped to give a final answer to the processing of the soapstone at very high altitudes. Return at 18.00.


Sirdar Montagne et Aventure
Via Cesare Ollietti 42, 11015 La Salle (AO)
tel. +39 366 2829117


Total 30 euros per person, minimum 10 people. Costs as follows:
• 20 euros / person / day: Nature hike guide
• 10 euros / person for lunch prepared with local produce zero km.

Timing and conditions of booking

at the association reference, book 7 days before the event on the calendar.
You can make days devoted to groups booking 15 days before the date requested.





1 day


From June to September



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