Punta Marguareis

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Punta Marguareis
Pointe Marguareis
Nordwand der Punta Marguareis (Ligurische Alpen).JPG
North face
Elevation 2,651 m (8,698 ft)
Prominence 780 m (2,560 ft)[1]
Listing Alpine mountains 2500-2999 m
Punta Marguareis Pointe Marguareis is located in Alps
Punta Marguareis Pointe Marguareis
Punta Marguareis
Pointe Marguareis
Location of Marguareis in the Alps.
Location Piedmont, Italy
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Range Ligurian Alps
Coordinates 44°09′58″N 7°40′58″E / 44.16611°N 7.68278°E / 44.16611; 7.68278Coordinates: 44°09′58″N 7°40′58″E / 44.16611°N 7.68278°E / 44.16611; 7.68278
First ascent documented: Lorenzo Pareto, 1903

The Punta Marguareis (It) or Pointe Marguareis (Fr) is a mountain in the Ligurian Alps, on the boundary between Italy and France; It is the highest peak of the Ligurian Alps.


Administratively the Marguareis is divided between the Italian region of Piemonte (province: Cuneo) and the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (department: Alpes-Maritimes).

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:[2]

  • main part = Western Alps
  • major sector = South Western Alps
  • section = Ligurian Alps
  • subsection = (It:Alpi del Marguareis/Fr:Alpes Liguriennes Occidentales)
  • supergroup = (It:Catena Marguareis-Mongioie/Fr:Chaîne Marguareis-Mongioie)
  • group = (It:Gruppo del Marguareis/Fr:Groupe du Marguareis)
  • subgroup = (It:Nodo del Marguareis/Fr:Nœud du Marguareis)
  • code = I/A-1.II-B.2.a


The Marguareis is part of a karst area where are located many caves very popular among speleologists.[3]


  1. ^ Punta Marguareis, France/Italy, www.peakbagger.com (accessed on April 2014)
  2. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. p. 62. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8. 
  3. ^ Dentro il Marguareis, site deep up to 900 m www.agsp.it (accessed in May 2012)



  • Parodi, Andrea (2003). Laghi, cascate e altre meraviglie. Andrea Parodi Editore.