Monte Mars

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Monte Mars
Mont Mars
Mars camino gran gabe dalla p gragliasca.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 2,600 m (8,500 ft) [1]
Prominence 413 m (1,355 ft) [1][2]
Listing Alpine mountains 2500-2999 m
Coordinates 45°38′04″N 7°54′52″E / 45.63444°N 7.91444°E / 45.63444; 7.91444Coordinates: 45°38′04″N 7°54′52″E / 45.63444°N 7.91444°E / 45.63444; 7.91444
Monte MarsMont Mars is located in Alps
Monte MarsMont Mars
Monte Mars
Mont Mars
Location in the Alps
Location Piedmont/Aosta Valley, Italy
Parent range Alpi Biellesi

Monte Mars or Mont Mars ((in French)), at 2,600 m, is the highest peak of the Alpi Biellesi, north-western Italy.


It is located on the water divide between the Lys Valley (Aosta Valley) and the Elvo Valley (Province of Biella). In the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) it gives the name to a mountain group called "Catena Tre Vescovi - Mars".[3]

Access to the summit[edit]

Winter view from Aosta Valley

It can be ascended from the south, starting from the Santuario di Oropa (near the Sacro monte di Oropa), or from the north, starting from the Lys Valley. The summit provides a panorama across the plains of the Po Valley and of the Monte Rosa massif.

A classical climbing route reaches the summit following the SSW ridge of the mountain, named Cresta dei Carisey.[4]

Mountain huts[edit]

  • Rifugio Agostino e Delfo Coda (2,280 m)


Media related to Monte Mars at Wikimedia Commons

This article was originally translated from its counterpart on the Italian Wikipedia, specifically from this version.
  1. ^ a b Geoportale IGM on
  2. ^ key col: Colle della Vecchia (2,187  m)
  3. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. p. 134. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8. 
  4. ^ Monte Mars - Cresta dei Carisey, web page on (access: December 2012)