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Monte Viso, colloquially known as Monviso (Piedmontese: Brich Monviso or Viso; ), is a mountain in the Cottian Alpsmarker in Italymarker close to the French border. Monte Viso is well known for its pyramid-like shape and since it surmounts all its neighbouring peaks by at least about 500 m it can be seen from far away, from the Piedmontese plateau and the Langhe. In the clearest days it can be seen from the spirals of the Duomo of Milanmarker.

On the northern slopes of Monte Viso are the headwaters of the Pomarker, the so-called Pian del Re (2,020 m). The Monviso group is surrounded by the Valle Po, Valle Varaita and, on the French side, the Valle del Guil. The northern sector of the group, from the Punta Gastaldi to the Colle delle Traversette, is located on the French border.

Monte Viso was ascended for the first time on August 30 1861 by William Mathews, Frederick Jacomb, Jean-Baptiste Croz and Michel Croz.

Monte Viso is the location of a neolithic jadeite quarry, at an elevation of 2000 to 2400 metres. The height of its usage was around 5000 BC. The jadeite was used to make cult axes, which are found all over western Europe.

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