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Monviso, East Ridge Monviso, East Ridge

Monviso, East Ridge


Isolated and majestic, Monviso is a massive rocky pyramid, the highest in the Cottian Alps. On a clear day, you can see it from Milan.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

A climb as wonderful as it is long, the ascent of Monviso demands great physical effort and stable weather (with no snow on the ridge). The first part of the ridge is easier and you don’t have to always walk along the edge. For the second part, however, we will more or less walk the narrow ridge top, where the rock is better. The route does not involve advanced rock climbing, but a good familiarity with heights and confidence moving in rigid boots over the rocky ground are essential.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 950 m
Ascent time: 2 hours and 1/2
Meeting point: Pian del Re parking area for equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

From the car park, we will head towards the source of the Po River, along a pleasant trail that winds past meadows, moraines and small lakes in the direction of Lake Fiorenza (2,120 m). Then, the route, passing under the imposing north face of Monviso, follows a steep, winding path that will take us to the Colle di Viso (2,650 m) and on to the Quintino Sella hut (2,640 m) where we will enjoy a meal and stay the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 950 m
Ascent time: 2 hours and 1/2
Meeting point: Pian del Re parking area for equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

From the car park, we will head towards the source of the Po River, along a pleasant trail that winds past meadows, moraines and small lakes in the direction of Lake Fiorenza (2,120 m). Then, the route, passing under the imposing north face of Monviso, follows a steep, winding path that will take us to the Colle di Viso (2,650 m) and on to the Quintino Sella hut (2,640 m) where we will enjoy a meal and stay the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,300 m
Ascent/descent time: 10-12 hours

In the morning, we set off after breakfast. From the Colle di Viso, we will go along the debris moraine before climbing the second fan below Punta Sella. At 2,750 m we may have to pass a small snowfield, before starting the east ridge at a small spur, picking out a route to the base of the Saint Robert Crag, that we will climb on the left side (grade IV, bolted). Then, we will cross the small gully that separates it from a smaller crag and continue by climbing a small couloir that leads to the ridge. Going forward, we will reach the base of another crag, sporting a yellow writing: “Via della lepre, verso la normale” (Route of the Hare, to the normal route). Beyond this point, the trail joins the normal route for the last few metres of ascent. After the classic peak photo, we will take the long normal route to go down.
The descent requires as much effort and concentration as the ascent. It is long, with several stretches where to pay great attention.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,300 m
Ascent/descent time: 10-12 hours

In the morning, we set off after breakfast. From the Colle di Viso, we will go along the debris moraine before climbing the second fan below Punta Sella. At 2,750 m we may have to pass a small snowfield, before starting the east ridge at a small spur, picking out a route to the base of the Saint Robert Crag, that we will climb on the left side (grade IV, bolted). Then, we will cross the small gully that separates it from a smaller crag and continue by climbing a small couloir that leads to the ridge. Going forward, we will reach the base of another crag, sporting a yellow writing: “Via della lepre, verso la normale” (Route of the Hare, to the normal route). Beyond this point, the trail joins the normal route for the last few metres of ascent. After the classic peak photo, we will take the long normal route to go down.
The descent requires as much effort and concentration as the ascent. It is long, with several stretches where to pay great attention.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
2 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
intermediate
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
good
cuori
PERSONS
utente
max 2 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/07 to 30/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
2 Days
intermediate
good
max 2 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/07 to 30/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

900 € fee per person with 1 participant
530 € 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
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
  • 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 the 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 the 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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