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Mont Glacier

Mont Glacier

Mont Glacier

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Aosta Valley, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.63330°N / 7.54030°E

Object Title: Mont Glacier

Elevation: 10452 ft / 3186 m


Page By: Antonio Giani, maria grazia s

Created/Edited: Apr 11, 2004 / Aug 27, 2013

Object ID: 152513

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Mont Glacier is a summit in the Champorcher Valley, the first left valley that we met entering in the Aosta Valley; it is one of the highest mountains in the area, and from the top the view is wide; you can see the most important tops of the Aosta Valley, and the whole area of the Avic park, a natural park that includes a lot of wonderful lakes.

Getting There

If you take the motorway, exit in Pont San Martin (very nice roman bridge)and follow the direction Aosta along the normal route; take care after Donnas: right side, immediately after the village, you can see approx. 100 meters of the roman consular road and a nice arc. Immediately after, on a hill, the Bard Fortress, a defensive castle that kept busy Napoleone Bonaparte for a long period, during his italian campaign.
A few hundreds meters after the fort there is a bridge left side, over the Dora river, with the indication Champorcher; follow it.
Drive a few km, till the village of Chateau, and look right side for the indication Peit Mont Blanc. Follow this road, not too large, for a lot of km.
Part is asphalted, the most part no. Usually the conditions of this second part are good, ask in the area. Follow this road till Dondena; at the end a sign forbids the traffic after the parking; there are 3/4 parking area, but the road is steep and demaged; take care and park in the upper one. When you start walking, you will find a table with the indications, and the map of the area. Come down left till the river, pass over the bridge and along the road arrive to the refuge of Dondena (15 min. 2097m). Follow the road direction Lake of Miserin; after 45 min. the valley enlarges, and right side another bridge crosses over the river; take this path, numbered 8c. After the bridge take left, and you will reach a very wide path that slowly arrives first to the small Gele' Lake, after reaches the Fussy Pass, (2910m), 2 hours from the beginning.
At this point another path on your right, numbered 5a, takes you to the top in approx. one hour. This path is often very steep and not too indicated. Pay attention.
It's a simple walk up till the top, where a beautiful panorama is waiting for you.

Red Tape

No permits required.

When To Climb

The path is on the south side of the mountains; June, July, September, sometimes October. Ski mountanering end of March/April, depending on the condition; the face is quite steep, don't go in case of recent snow, it is dangerous.


In Aosta Valley the camping is forbidden below 2500 meters

Mountain Conditions

In case you want to sleep in the Dondena refuge, the tel is Italy Cell. 348/2664837 - 347/2548391 ; in the Avic Park, in case you are interested to spent one day looking at the nomerous lakes, there is another refuge, Barbustel,Tel. Rifugio: 0166/510001- Cell. 347/7892089 - Tel. home: 0125/804604