MONVISO - Normal Route

Ascension to the summit of the “Re di Pietra”

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A fairly easy Normal Route, but challenging enough to not be called hiking anymore.

The Re di Pietra (Rock King) is the mountain symbol of the Cuneo’s Alps. This protagonist of the Piedmont scene and beyond, already defined by the ancient Romans as Mons Vesulus (visible mountain), stands out through the western alpine arch.

The normal route is a long ascent that passes by the Rifugio Sella and then crosses the “Colle delle Sagnette” and the southern slope of the mountain. We will leave the Refuge at dawn, climbing to the “Passo delle Sagnette” along a steep itinerary equipped with chains. From the pass we will descent to the high “Forcioline” deep valley, to reach shortly the base of Monviso’s south face, near the Andreotti bivouac. The last 500 meters of climb take place along an interesting itinerary that alternates fun passages on rocks, crossings and suspended snowfields. From the summit the view is awesome! A destination to reach for all mountain lovers.


Day 1: Transfer to Pian del Re and climb to the Rifugio Quintino Sella. Elevation 620 m, about 2 h and 30 min.

Day 2: Wake up before dawn, ascent to the summit of Monviso and descent to the Pian del Re. 


LEVEL Medium/Easy. The climb requires a good hiking training level.

PERIOD From July to September

What do I need?

Alpinism gear: Mountain boots, harness, helmet, crampons and ice axe according to the period. Mountain clothing: mountaineering pants, gore-tex jacket, gloves, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen.


Responsible Alpina Guide Silvio Bassignano

19 – 20 July

2 – 3 August e 23 – 24 August

6 – 7 September e 20 – 21 September


+39 335.6726008 –

Customized dates for individuals and pre-established groups


person in a 3 people group

The price includes:

– Day with the Global Mountain mountain guides

Any specific equipment missing for the activity (harness, helmet, crampons, ice axes)

What in not included:

Transfer and overnight stays (the overnight stay of the guide is to be understood by the participants)

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