Picco Luigi Amedeo

Picco Luigi Amedeo (French: Pointe Louis Amédée) (4,460 metres (14,630 ft)) is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif in the Val d'Aosta, Italy. It lies on the Brouillard ridge to the summit of Mont Blanc.[1]

Picco Luigi Amedeo
French: Pointe Louis Amédée
Picco Luigi Amedeo (left of the snowy summit of Mont Blanc and the rocky peak of M Blanc de Courmayeur)
Highest point
Elevation4,460 m (14,630 ft)
Prominence39 m 
Isolation0.73 km M Blanc de Courmayeur
Coordinates45°49′19″N 06°51′55″E
Picco Luigi Amedeo
Location in Italy
LocationAosta Valley, Italy
Parent rangeMont Blanc massif
First ascent20 July 1901 by G.B. and G.F. Gugliermina with the guide Joseph Brocherel

The mountain is named after Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, after whom the Abruzzi Spur on K2 is also named.

The first ascent of the peak was by G.B. and G.F. Gugliermina with the Aostan guide Joseph Brocherel on 20 July 1901. The first ascent of the entire Brouillard ridge including Picco Luigi Amedeo was by Karl Blodig, Humphrey Owen Jones, Geoffrey Winthrop Young with the guide Josef Knubel of St. Niklaus in the canton Valais on 9 August 1911.

See also

  • List of 4000 metre peaks of the Alps


  1. Institut géographique national (1986). 3531 est st-gervais-les-bains mont blanc (Map) (2 ed.). 1:25,000. Serie bleue (in French). Paris: Institut Géographique National.
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