It is one of the most overshadowing and highest mountains of Maritime Alps and is well observable from part of “Pianura Padana”, especially from Cuneo area.
From the summit the panorama is magnificent, in fact in a sunny and dry day, the view ranges from French Provence to Swiss Alps (Valais), to Central Alps and Apennines of Toscana and Liguria.
There are three different summits: East
(3097m), Cima Bobba
(3079 m); even if the East summit is not the highest one, it is the most climbed, because easier to climb than the others.
All its sides are in italian territory, it overtops the Gesso Valley and is included in the beautiful Argentera - Maritime Alps Natural Park.
Thanks to the position in the Park the hiker can watch many chamois, alpine ibex, birds, and other animals.
Below the summit there are the remains of a small glacier that is fast-fading due to the more and more high temperatures of last years; probably it will disappear completely within not many years.
First known ascent: 1830 by the cartographer Cap. La Rocca.