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:
Mont Pelvoux 3946m
Barre des écrins 4102m
La Meije 3983m
La Vanoise massif
Grand Paradiso 4061m
Mont Blanc 4810m
Lyskamm 4527mMonte Rosa 4634m
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.
Guillestre->Château Queyras->Abriès->Le Roux.
by car or by train and bus
Map: IGN 3637 OT Mont Viso
no red tape
When To Climb
Ski touring In winter or spring
Hiking in summer or autumn
Camping and Accomodation
huts and lodging list
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
To get more general information about Queyras region, use Queyras Massif
page and the links you'll find here
- Bric Froid
on an interactive panorama From Pic de l'Etendard (Grandes rousses massif)