Rocciamelone

For a long time, Rocciamelone has been considered the highest peak in the Alps. This itinerary is very popular and well-known and it can be completed within a whole day or, more comfortably, you can stay overnight in Cŗ d' Asti. It does not show particular difficulties but you will have to be cautious and possess an adequate equipment.  According to the tradition, Bonifacio Rotario in 1365 climbed the mountain to fulfil a vow made during his imprisonment in the Muslims' land.

During the ascent, he had a small refuge built and brought a triptych to the chapel built on top, that every year, in August, is carried to the peak in a solemn procession. From Susa, take the carriage road that leads to Mompantero. Continue, leaving the left branch for the Pampalý and a little further the one on the right for Trucco.

When you get to the village La Riposa, park your car and take the muletrack starting in the vicinity of the barrack. Follow for a while the grassy ridge, then turn right along the small valley where the fountain of the Tana is located. Then, you will go back towards the ridge, leaving on your left some drops among the rocks.

From the refuge, continue to climb, reaching Crocetta di Ferro. The muletrack crosses then the steep side of the mountain and climbs up again to reach the highest point where you can find a high statue of Our Lady, a small chapel and a refuge. The view from there is magnificent.
 
The return is backwards along the same route.