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2-day ascent to Monviso in the Cottian Alps

2-day ascent to Monviso in the Cottian Alps | Italy

Reach the summit of Monviso on this 2-day mountaineering program in the Cottian Alps along with IFMGA certified mountain guide Andrea.


2 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep




* Get to the top of the highest mountain in the Cottian Alps.

* Discover the beauty of the amazing Monviso.

* Spend 2 days mountaineering in the company of an expert.


If you love mountaineering and are looking for an ascent that is not too challenging, you’ve come to the right place. Don’t miss the chance to get to the top of Monviso, a stunning peak in Italy.

Known for its pyramidal shape, Monviso belongs to the Cottian Alps. It is on the border with France and has an altitude of 3,841 meters which makes it the highest peak in the range. On this program, I would like to guide you through the normal route to the summit.

On day 1, we’ll meet in the Galaberna Refuge and go to the Pian del Re nature reserve. From there, we’ll climb to the Quintino Sella Refuge (2,640 meters). This will take us around 2-3 hours and we’ll experience an elevation gain of around 600 meters.

On day 2, we’ll wake up early in the morning and face a more challenging journey to Monviso summit. The ascent will take us around 5 hours and the descent, around 7 hours. On the way, we’ll cross the Colle delle Sagnette (2,991 meters) and continue through the southern side of the mountain. On the last 500 meters, we’ll face a steep and rocky section that will be demanding but also very exciting. Finally, we’ll contemplate the incredible view from the summit.

Although this ascent is not too demanding, keep in mind that it is mandatory to have a very good level of fitness for this program.

So, do you think this program would suit you? All you have to do is send the request and book your place. I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time!

If you’re looking for a different type of activity, I can also offer you an ice climbing program in the Varaita Valley, in the Italian Alps.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

Don't forget to bring: mountain boots, harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe, mountaineering pants, jacket, gloves, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen.

Meeting point

Galaberna Refuge, Ostana, Piamonte, Italy.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am a certified Mountain Guide living in Val Maira, where I'm from.
I practice all the aspects of the mountain, but above all what I like the most is exploring wild and unfrequented paths.
I love travelling. have vast experience in the area of Barcelona and Sheffield, in the heart of the Peak District.
I work together with other IFMGA mountain guides, within the Global Mountain team.
I alternate my passion for the mountains with my other job as an engineer.


Italian | English



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What people are saying about this trip



EPIC as ever! Thank you so much team :)

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