Monte Breva - Piz la Stretta

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Monte Breva (Piz la Stretta, 3104 m) is a peak at the Swiss-Italian border, on a ridge that divides the valleys of St. Moritz and Livigno. It can be climbed from several points, the most convenient one being the south route from the Forcola pass (2315 m) at the border between Italy and Switzerland. From the Italian side the pass can be reached by car from the nearby village Livigno, and from the Swiss side this is the road from the Bernina pass. From the east side there is a route which starts at some lower point at Campacciolo di Sopra (1910 m), closer to Livigno, and it passes the lake Lago del Monte at 2606 m with a pleasant stone refuge. From the lake continue to the south-west to the point of meeting the other route from the Forcola pass. Yet another route from the Italian side is again from the road to Forcola, from Valle della Forcola. It is clearly visible and it goes to the Passo del Fieno (La Stretta pass) where it meets the mentioned route from the Forcola pass. From the Swiss side the route goes up the Val da Fain in the east direction to the Passo del Fieno (La Stretta pass) where it joins the other described routes; it is a long 7 km walk. Timing from the Forcola pass: about 3 and a half hours.

Elevation (feet): 10,184
Elevation (meters): 3,104
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy/Switzerland
Range/Region: Rhaetian Alps
Latitude: 46.47665
Longitude: 10.04476
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Milan, Zurich
Convenient Center: Livigno, St. Moritz

Thanks to J. Vranjes for adding this peak.

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  • Log #22479 - by J. Vranjes on Aug 13, 2014
    Climbed from the Forcola pass in the group of four. Because of rain we did a detour and took a shelter in the refuge at Lago del Monte where we stayed for several hours. There was coffee available...