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Cima Ciantiplagna

The Cima Ciantiplagna is a mountain in the Cottian Alps belonging to the Province of Turin (Italy).

Geography



The mountain stands on the long ridge which, starting from Sestriere, divides the Susa Valley from Chisone valley, W of the colle delle Finestre. Despite being shaped as an inconspicuous, grassy bump, it's the highest mountains of the area between Colle delle Finestre and Sestriere. Close to its summit passes an old military road built in order to deserve several military emplacements. It's a dirt road connecting Pian dell'Alpe (Usseaux) with Sestriere, open to cars and motorbikes during summertime.

SOIUSA classification

According to SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:
  • main part = Western Alps
  • major sector = North Western Alps
  • section = Cottian Alps
  • subsection = Central Cottian Alps ( Alpi del Monginevro)
  • supergroup = Catena Bucie-Grand Queyron-Orsiera
  • group = Gruppo dell'Orsiera
  • subgroup = Costiera Orsiera-Rocciavrè
  • code = I/A-4.II-A.3.b

    Access to the summit



    The summit of the Ciantiplagna is easy to reach, and the normal route starts from the old military road linking Sestriere with Colle delle Finestre and briefly follows the NE ridge of the mountain up to its top, Besides summer hiking the Ciantiplagna is also a popular ski mountaineering destination.

    Nature conservation

    The mountain and its surrounding area are included in a regional nature park called Parco naturale Orsiera - Rocciavrè, which also is the SIC (Site of Community Importance) of code IT1110006.