Monte Emilius Climber's Log

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Tugrul - Oct 22, 2020 8:13 am Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2019

Dry and Bright   Sucess!

Came up from Cogne, rested at the bivouac Nebbia first night then went over the col to reach the mountain. The summit ridge was fun, depending on the route selection can have some scrambly moves.


pmorfidis - Jul 12, 2019 5:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2019

Ferrata  Sucess!

Did the awesome ferrata. There was a little snow in 3-4 parts and an almost missing piece of wood on the bridge !!!


AlpineTrails - Jul 15, 2014 1:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2014

Deep snow in the summer

Just came back last week. The snow was here and there at the Arbolle refugee. However it went over 15cm as I approached Lago Gelato and even though it was almost mid July I was the first to climb. It snowed all three days I was there. Unfortunately I did not reach the summit as I was not prepared for such bad weather. I will return in late August for via ferrata.

For those who travel there. The refugee is clean and they have good food at reasonable price. there is toilet, water and internet wifi. There is a nice family that took over this year and they are doing their best. However there is no heating in the rooms and my Suunto was showing 15 degrees in day time while outside was a bit over freezing point. The room is 40 -45 euros per person and includes breakfast and dinner. It was opened at the beginning of July and apparently I was the first one this season, and the only one until I left.


EricChu - Dec 16, 2009 11:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1987

Mont Emilius  Sucess!

I went up Mont Emilius the normal way, from the Rif. Arbolle (back in 1987, there were tents there in which one spent the night). It's a spectacular summit, but not all that easy for a non-climber and one needs good condition. There is a lot of scrambling to be done, first over countless blocks on the way to the northern col, and then up the ridge. It's too bad the weather wasn't at it's best on that day, because I can just imagine what the view must be like in perfect weather! As I was going up - it was already afternoon - everybody was going down. So I was all alone on the summit...and all alone coming down on that ridge and back to Arbolle afterwards...


Corvus - Jun 29, 2008 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Normal route  Sucess!

From Refuge Arbolle.


albertofanga - Sep 16, 2007 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Emilius: a great view on the 4000's  Sucess!

Climbing the normal route to Mont Emilius is easy but for sure worth for the fantastic view on the 4000's of Western Alps: Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso and Grand Combin

barts - May 12, 2007 1:20 pm

Up by west ridge(ferrata) Date: 2006  Sucess!

There was great weather:)


p-mike - Nov 20, 2006 7:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Normal Route  Sucess!

Normal route in one day from Pila, bad weather...snow from refuge Alpe Arbolle to the summit.


pauli82 - Oct 4, 2006 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

fantastic views...  Sucess!

We'we going from Pila via refuge Arbolle and Col dei 3 Capucinni to the top (we'we alone there...). Descent from 3 Capucinni to bivoac Menabreaz and second day back to Aosta. Wonderfull mountains, fantastic weather... :) - Sep 6, 2006 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Ferrata.  Sucess!

Up by west ridge(ferrata) and down by south ridge.

@win - Nov 17, 2003 10:39 am

Route Climbed: Pilla ---- Rifugio Arbolle - Passo Tre Cappuccini - Monte Emilius Date Climbed: End of august 2003  Sucess!

Its a verry nice walk up the mountain Rif. Arbolle is indeed a verry nice rif. (more a hotel then a rif.).

The view when on top is something special.. a lot of 4000m mountains can be seen from up there. Tre cappucinni can be a little tricky ! Watch your step on the rocks.

Have fun with this one...

PS U can also skip the Rif and walk to the lake just bevore the summit verry nice campground !!!!


Chandra - Aug 1, 2003 9:58 am

Route Climbed: Rifugio Arbolle - Passo Tre Cappuccini - Monte Emilius Date Climbed: July 29th, 2003  Sucess!

The very best summitview I have ever known.

Who plans to do Emilius in only 1 day, don't do it, Rifugio Arbolle is sooo nice!

Thanks to my dad, Sergio and Cristina


buxlex - Oct 27, 2002 5:59 am

Route Climbed: Pila, then South Ridge Date Climbed: 17 August 2003  Sucess!

The most important summit of Val d'Aosta for hikers, is a MUST.

After 39 years I got it!

Jaap van der Velde - Jul 24, 2001 3:17 am

Route Climbed: Normal route from Brissogne Date Climbed: June 29 1999  Sucess!

Started in Brissogne, just East from Aosta. Ascending 3000 m. is a beautiful experience (not in 1 day). Good campground near some lakes. At the Col dei 3 Capucinni one joins the route from Pila, and goes up the South-ridge. Some experience with scrambling is useful here.

Before the Col I had some frozen snow (June 29) and equipment had been fine.

Panorama from the top: Marvellous.


marco979 - May 4, 2001 4:47 am

Route Climbed: NORMAL ROUTE Date Climbed: July, 1999  Sucess!

From Pila with my friends to "refuge Alpe Arbolle" where we have slept. The day after, we have reached the peak we have come back to Pila. Nice and isolated mountain! Some problem about my friend Sergio, that unfortunately couldn't lead the peak.

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