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Becca di Nona

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Location  Aosta Valley, Italy
First ascent  1832
Parent range  Graian Alps
Elevation  3,142 m
Mountain range  Graian Alps
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Similar  Monte Emilius, Punta Tersiva, Grivola, Punta Garin, Testa del Rutor

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Becca di Nona (French: Pic de Nona) is a peak in the Graian Alps of the Aosta Valley in north-western Italy. Together with Monte Emilius, it is one of the main mountains visible from Aosta looking southwards.


Map of Becca di Nona, 11020 Charvensod, Aosta Valley, Italy

La becca di nona 2010


This mountain was known in the past as Pic de douze heures, that is to say "12 p.m. peak" in French, as the sun stands right on top of it at noon.

In 1857, the Aostan mountaineer and doctor Laurent Cerise nominated it Pic Carrel, to dedicate it to Georges Carrel, but his proposal was not accepted.

The hagiography of St Anselm written by his chaplain Eadmer records that, when he was a child, he had a mystical vision of God and his court on the mountain.


At the top is a cast iron statue of St. Mary. Every year a running race, the Becca di Nona Skyrace or Skyrace Ville d'Aoste, is organized starting from Émile Chanoux square in Aosta, arriving to the peak and returning to the city.


Becca di Nona Wikipedia

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