Italian Peak, W Summit

Elevation: 10,988 ft
Prominence: 376

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on pages 325 to 326. Updated July 2018


Italian Peak is located on the Continental Divide north of Huhs Horn and Scott Peak. This peak along with its sibling East Summit, is an outstanding mountain that would be on my Favorite Climb list if it was not for the horrendous talus leading to its summit. The peak is one of the more challenging talus climbs and every bit the equal of Bad Rock Peak in the Lost River Range when it comes to climbing a “talus hell.”

The route up West Italian Peak starts in the saddle at the bottom of this photo and then arcs up on the right side. The worst talus I ever climbed.

The route up West Italian Peak starts in the saddle at the bottom of this photo and then arcs up on the right side. The worst talus I ever climbed.

This photo was taken down the valley on the hike in.

This photo was taken down the valley on the hike in.

Italian Peak from the Scott Peak/Huhs Horn saddle.

Italian Peak from the Scott Peak/Huhs Horn saddle.

The view from Italian Peak toward Eighteenmile Peak area.

The view from Italian Peak toward Eighteenmile Peak area.

Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

Year Climbed: 1991

Longitude: -112.85549   Latitude: 44.36019

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