Punta Ramiere - Bric Froid

Punta Ramiere - Bric Froid

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 44.86180°N / 6.93800°E
Additional Information Elevation: 10505 ft / 3202 m
Sign the Climber's Log


Bric froid is one of the highest and easiest summit arround Queyras valley .
The summit is situated on the French-Italien border. Two sides of this pyramid are italian (NW and NE), one side is french (south side)The Italian name of the mountain is Punta Ramiere. This is the main summit of a small savage chain continuing to the north direction in Italy.
The main interest of Bric Froid ascend is the view from the summit (one of the nicest of the all Alps). This summit is to avoid if you are not sure to have a very clear atmosphere (the best is to have a north wind).

The italian north plain of the Po and Torino and mosts of the Alps main summits are visible from Bric Froid summit:
Monviso 3841m
Ailefroide 3954m
Mont Pelvoux 3946m
Barre des écrins 4102m
La Meije 3983m
La Vanoise massif
Grand Paradiso 4061m
Mont Blanc 4810m
Cervin 4478m
Lyskamm 4527mMonte Rosa 4634m
Bernina 4048m
Ortler 3905m

Routes overview

Main route:
Difficulty: For good hikers, by good weather.
Start point, Le roux (small village) 1735 m
Mid point, Col des Thures on the Italian border, 2797m (on a path, stiff ascend 3h)
To summit: Bric Froid 3302m, (navigate with the map a little bit on the italien side it's easier than on the border ridge, 2h)

Total time to go and come back: 8-9h for 1570 Hm. Its recommended to start very early to avoid to hike under the sun the first 3 hours.

Summit panorama

Getting There

Queyras side:

Guillestre->Château Queyras->Abriès->Le Roux.

by car or by train and bus

Ripa side:
Thuras side:

Map: IGN 3637 OT Mont Viso

Red Tape

no red tape

When To Climb

Ski touring In winter or spring

Hiking in summer or autumn

Camping and Accomodation

huts and lodging list

camping list

Mountain Conditions


Ripa Valley

Very nice valley on the Italian side of the mountain. One of the wildest valley in the all Alps. Accessible with a dirt track (no tared road). there is no village there only a few houses.
There are 12 summits higher than 3000m arround this valley.

Bric Froid - Punta Ramiere - group

this Chain is 10 km long, borded by Ripa Valley on the NE side and borded by Thuras valley on the SW side all the chain is more than 3000m high even the passes.

From SE to NW:

Bric froid 3304m
Cima de la Ramiere 3202m
Punta Marin 3247m
Cima del Pelvo 3267m
Punta CLapiera 3250m
Punta Ciatagnera 3293m
Roc del Boucher 3285m - Gran Cima 3151m
M Gran Roc 3069m

Main pass :

Colle del Ramiere 3000m
Colle del Pelvo 3051m

Mountains on Ripa Valley right side

Flowers, Mushrooms

Miscellaneous Info

To get more general information about Queyras region, use Queyras Massif page and the links you'll find here

External Links

  • Bric Froid
    on an interactive panorama From Pic de l'Etendard (Grandes rousses massif)

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Claude Mauguier - May 23, 2005 6:20 am - Hasn't voted

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French survey : 3303 meters

Italian survey : 3302 meters

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