Monte Matto

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Monte Matto
Monte Matto Cima Centrale.JPG
The central peak of Monte Matto
Elevation 3,097 m (10,161 ft)
Listing Alpine mountains above 3000 m
Location
Monte Matto is located in Alps
Monte Matto
Monte Matto
Location in the Italian Alps
Location Piedmont, Italy
Range Maritime Alps
Coordinates 44°13′28″N 7°15′11″E / 44.22444°N 7.25306°E / 44.22444; 7.25306Coordinates: 44°13′28″N 7°15′11″E / 44.22444°N 7.25306°E / 44.22444; 7.25306
Climbing
First ascent 14 August 1879 by William Auguste Coolidge

Monte Matto is a 3,097-metre (10,161 ft) high mountain in Piedmont, in the province of Cuneo. It is part of the Maritime Alps, dividing the Maris and Gesso della Valletta valleys.

The mountain's peak, consisting of a ridge with four aligned peaks, can be seen from most of Cuneo's plain. The ridge is divided between two different rock formations, one made up of granitoid gneiss, the other of mixed gneiss and different kinds of migmatite.

The mountain is integrally part of the Maritime Alps Natural Park. Fauna includes marmot, chamois and, at higher altitudes, Alpine ibex.

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