Monte Colombano

Monte Colombano (in Piedmontese mont Colombon ) is a mountain in the Alpi di Lanzo, a sub-group of the Graian Alps, with an elevation of 1,658 m.

Monte Colombano
Monte colombano (visto dalla quota 1620 a sud del punto culminante).jpg
The summit of Monte Colombano
Highest point
Elevation1,658 m (5,440 ft) [1][2]
Prominence346 m (1,135 ft) [1]
Coordinates45°11′59″N 7°25′53″E / 45.1996518°N 7.4313978°E / 45.1996518; 7.4313978Coordinates: 45°11′59″N 7°25′53″E / 45.1996518°N 7.4313978°E / 45.1996518; 7.4313978
Monte Colombano is located in Alps
Monte Colombano
Monte Colombano
Location in the Alps
LocationProvince of Turin, Italy
Parent rangeGraian Alps
Easiest routeHiking from Colle Lunella


The mountain is located between the Val Casternone, the Val di Viù and the Ceronda valley and is the tripoint in which the communes of Viù, Varisella and Val della Torre (all in the Metropolitan City of Turin) meet.

SOIUSA classificationEdit

According to the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:[3]

  • main part = Western Alps
  • major sector = North Western Alps
  • section = Graian Alps
  • subsection = Southern Graian Alps
  • supergroup = catena Rocciamelone-Charbonel
  • group = gruppo del Rocciamelone
  • subgroup = cresta Lunella-Arpone
  • code = I/B-7.I-A.2.b

Access to the summitEdit

The summit's cairn

The easiest route for the summit is a footpath starting from colle Lunella (a mountain pass which connects Viù and Val della Torre), and follows the SW face of the mountain. The pass can be easily reached from the Colle del Lis.[4] or from Val della Torre, but from the latter starting point the climb is longer. During very snowy winters, and when the snow cover is stable, the summit can also be accessed with snowshoes.[5]


Winter view from Monte Arpone


  1. ^ a b Geoportale IGM on
  2. ^ key col: Colle del Lis (1,311  m)
  3. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. p. 134. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.
  4. ^ "Colombano (Monte) dal Colle del Lys". Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  5. ^ "Colombano (Monte) dal Colle del Lys" (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-06-06.

External linksEdit

Other projectsEdit

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