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The Grivola
Elevation 3,969 m (13,022 ft)
Prominence 714 m (2,343 ft)[1]
Listing Alpine mountains above 3000 m
Location Aosta Valley, Italy
Range Graian Alps
First ascent 1859 by Ormsby, Bruce, Ambrogio Dayné, Cachat and Tairraz
Easiest route From Col Lauson (3,296 m)

The Grivola (3,969 m) is a mountain in the Graian Alps in Italy. It lies between the Valsavarenche and the Vallon di Cogne.


Grivola means young lady in the Occitan language.

SOIUSA classification

According to SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain is classified in the following way:[2]

  • main part = Western Alps
  • major sector = North-Western Alps
  • section = Graian Alps
  • subsection = North-eastern Graian Alps
  • supergroup = Catena del Gran Paradiso
  • group = Gruppo Grivola-Gran Serra
  • subgroup = Sottogruppo della Grivola
  • code = I/B-7.IV-A.3.b


  • Rifugio Federico Chabod (2,750 m)
  • Bivacco Luciano Gratton (3,198 m)
  • Bivacco Mario Balzola (3,477 m)
  • Bivacco Mario Gontier (2,309 m)
  • Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II (2,732 m)
  • Rifugio Vittorio Sella (2,588 m)[3]


  1. ^ "Grivola, Italy". 
  2. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. p. 113. ISBN . 
  3. ^ Hut Vittorio Sella,


  • Italian official cartography (Istituto Geografico Militare - IGM); on-line version:
  • Istituto Geografico Centrale - Carta dei sentieri e dei rifugi 1:50.000 scale n.3 Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso and 1:25.000 n.101 Gran Paradiso, La Grivola, Cogne

External links

  • "la Grivola".
  • An ascent of the Clochettes Ridge (in Italian)
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