Pizzo Filone

Page Type
Mountain/Rock
Location:
Alta Valtellina, Italy, Europe
Activities:
Skiing
Elevation:
10279 ft / 3133 m
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Pizzo Filone
Created On: Mar 13, 2011
Last Edited On: Apr 5, 2013

Overview

The Pizzo Filone, also called "Al Filòn" in the local dialect; is a pyramid shaped mountain with 3 sides, located in the area between Livigno Valley and the Val Viola.

It is one of the highest point of the area with Piz Paradisin 3302m and Corna di Capra 3133m.

It appears with a good looking shape from every sides. From northeast above the "Vallaccia", from west with steep slopes on the "Valle delle Mine", and from south with rocky cliff overhanging the "Val Viola".

Pizzo Filone doesn't offer important climb routes, however it's placed in a very nice and panoramic position; recommended in early spring when climbed on skis as the photos show.

Pizzo Filone seen from  Vallaccia .
 



Routes

Climb Route:
Southwest ridge - From Livigno or Val Viola - Colle delle Mine 2801m - easy climb.
East ridge - From Trepalle or Val Viola - Passo di Vallaccia 2614m - long with some rocky passage, not recommended.
West slope - From Livigno - path 109 - easy hike.

Ski route: (very recommended!)
Valle delle Mine route - From the hamlet of Tresenda(Livigno) - go through the entire Valle delle Mine - climb the southwest slope.
 
The ski route from Valle delle Mine.
The ski route from "Valle delle Mine". 
Red line: ascent route - Green line: descent route

Getting there

By Bus:
From Switzerland: Line Zernez-Livigno Silvestri Bus
From Italy: Line Bormio-Livigno Bus Perego or APT Livigno

By Car:
From Switzerland: St.Moritz-Livigno Tunnel "Munt la Schera"
or Tirano/St.Moritz - LIvigno - Passo della Forcola (open only in summer)
From Italy: Milano-Sondrio-Tirano-Bormio SP38 - Passo del Foscagno - Livigno SP301

Corna di Capra
Mountain chain that surround the south side of Livigno Valley

Accomodations and Links

Accomodations
No refuges or bivouacs in the area. But wide choice of accomodations in Livigno village. Also few campings around the hamlet of Tresenda and Palipert open 12/12.

Useful links
APT Livigno
Comune Livigno
Alta-valtellina