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Climbing the Pizzo d’Uccello north face, Apuan Alps

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Follow one of our IFMGA certified guides to the summit of Pizzo d’Uccello. Get some of the most mesmerizing views from the top of this magnificent peak in the Apuan Alps.


1 Day

Apr - Oct




* Reach the summit of Pizzo d’Uccello Via Classica Oppio-Colnaghi

* Get the most hypnotizing views of the Apuan Alps

* For more experienced climbers follow the Diretta Biagi-Nerli route


One of the most majestic mountains in the Apuan Alps is the Pizzo d’Uccello (1.781). It stands out especially for its North Face, of almost 800 meters. This face compares in height and offers ascents as thrilling as the ones in the most famous peaks in the Western Alps or the Dolomites.

So join me on this climbing trip. And discover this magical place!

For our climbing adventure we’ll follow the Via Classica Oppio-Colnaghi. This route will pass by characteristic slot-chimney patches that run throughout the entire wall.

We’ll depart from the Donegani refuge in Val Serenaia early in the morning. Then, after 45 minutes or so of trekking we’ll reach the via ferrata of Foce Siggioli, that will offer a hypnotizing view of the north wall of Pizzo. And it runs downhill for about an hour, giving us the chance to take in the wonderful things we’ll see around us. Upon completion, we’ll get ready to tackle our main goal: Pizzo d’Uccello.

It will take us from 6 to 10 hours to reach the top of Pizzo. And once we stand at its top, all our effort will be completely worth it! Then, once we reach the summit, we’ll descend along the normal route (grade II). Finally, we’ll head to mount Giovo and back to the Donegani.

The ascent will be long. Although it doesn’t present difficulties higher than grade V, it’s challenging and requires previous training and a good fitness level. There’s also the possibility of taking the Diretta Biagi-Nerli, a tougher route for more prepared climbers

Do you want to tackle the Pizzo d’Uccello? Don’t hesitate and send me a message. I promise it will be an unforgettable adventure.

If you are looking for a completely different type of adventure, check out this Canyoning in Tuscany & Ligurian rivers.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price includes: assistance of the guide and use of group equipment. It doesn’t include: transportation and guide costs (to be divided by the number of participants).


More info

The following equipment is required: 2 locking carabiners, 2 lanyards, hiking / approach shoes, mountain clothing, waterproof windbreaker, water bottle, rucksack

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About the guide

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Guide Agency

The Prorock Outdoor Team is based in Camaiore (Lucca, Tuscany), a renowned holiday resort in the heart of Apuan Alps, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges of central Italy. Our company promotes fun and safe outdoor activities, offering professional support and training at all levels. Our expertise includes rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, vie ferrate, canyoning, backcountry skiing and hiking.

Our highly experienced team of IFMGA certified mountain guides will lead you on a unique experience to the most interesting spots of Apuan Alps, Cinque Terre and many more localities. Carlo, Cristiano, Franco, Pasquale and Roberto, our guides, will make you enjoy your holiday time with Prorock Outdoor!


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What people are saying about Prorock



Great service from Explore Share arranging a world class guide (Franco) to take our family of 6 on the via Ferrata expedition. Highly recommend!


Great experience overall - we went to the Apuan alps where we were able to climb multiple routes with a fantastic view all with our guide Franco - very fun and memorable experience and would definitely recommend


Really great climbing experience near Cinque Terre. The location was beautiful and our guide was fantastic. 1/2 of our group was experienced and 1/2 was not. Our guide made sure to find an area to accommodate everyone's abilities. Would highly recommend this experience!


I got to spend two amazing days climbing on two of the most beautiful climbing places you could think of. The guides were fantastic! Everything was well prepared, they took good care of everything and everyone, making sure we all felt safe and satisfied at all times. So if you want to start climbing as a beginner in one of the top 20 climbing spots of the world, or if you already have climbing experience and simply want to improve your technique or skills. Or if you’re already an experienced climber and you simply are looking for super professional climbing partners, this is what you have to go for! I feel like I made friends and will definitely come back next year to climb again with these lovely guys 🏼🏼🏼


Really great moments spent together with Cris (member of Roberto’s crew) who led us through a beautiful canyon close to Luca in the Garfagna region! It is really nice to visit a valley by going down a torrent and rappelling, jumping, tobogganing or swimming! It is also a very fresh activity to escape from the summer heat of Tuscany! Cris is very professional and very kind! I really recommend this activity to everyone! No need to be an expert to have fun down there!

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