Monte Emilius

Elevation (feet): 11,676
Elevation (meters): 3,559
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 45.679081
Longitude: 7.384014
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1823
First successful climber(s): G.B.Defey, L.Cerise
Nearest major airport: Torino
Convenient Center: Aosta

Thanks to Ilario Rigon and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Beautiful mountain rising just over the nice Aosta town. located in the western Alps. There are many routes leading to the top. The easiest and more common one starts from the skistation Pila (1.870 m). A marked path takes to the blue Chamole lake, crosses the Chamole pass, descends to Arbole lake and following the valley gains, after a small wonderful lake, the ridge. From this point with some easy scrambling it's possible to get to the top (3.559 m.).It takes about 6 hr. from Pila to Emilius, but it's available for a 2 days-trip an accommodation in a new cabin close to Arbole lake. Wonderful view of the most important peaks of the Alps (M.Bianco, Gr.Combin, Cervino/Matterhorn, M.Rosa...).

Thanks to Ilario Rigon for this description.