Monte Vago - Al Vach

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Monte Vago (Al Vach, 3058 m) is a mountain at the southern end of Livigno valley and seen from Livigno it has a beautiful pyramid-shape profile. It can be climbed from the Italian border check point, at the Forcola pass (2315 m). The route from the pass goes in the east direction, one should follow the signs for Al Vach and Lach dal Vach. In the lower part the route goes along the Italian-Swiss border and one moves constantly from one country to another. After about one hour the lake Vach is in sight on left, some hundred meters below, with an extraordinary emerald color. The route continues above the lake in the north direction up to the beginning of the ridge section, which is at about 2900 m. The direction from this point is obvious if the weather is fine, in the south-east direction and always on the ridge. This ridge part is rocky and with a few exposed passages where some care is needed. There is a small cross on the summit. All Livigno valley is completely visible including a part of the Livigno lake. From the Forcola pass to the summit plan about 2 hours and 30 minutes or more. There are a few places with snow even in summer but those are not problematic. No special equipment is needed.

Elevation (feet): 10,016
Elevation (meters): 3,058
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy/Switzerland
Range/Region: Rhaetian Alps
Latitude: 46.4404
Longitude: 10.0787
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Milan, St. Moritz
Convenient Center: Livigno, St. Moritz

Thanks to J. Vranjes for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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  • Log #22480 - by J. Vranjes on Aug 18, 2014
    Climbed with my friend M.K. from the Forcola pass using the normal route above the Lake Vago. It was snowing all the way up. In clouds all the time and no views at all.