Bergamasque Alps

The Bergamasque Alps or Bergamo Alps (Italian: Alpi Orobie, sometimes translated into English as Orobic Alps) are a mountain range in the Italian Alps. They are located in northern Lombardy and named after the city Bergamo, south of the mountains. Within the Eastern Alps, the Alpine Club or AVE system places them within the Western Limestone Alps, while the SOIUSA system classifies them within the Southeastern Alps.

Bergamasque Alps
Bergamo Alps
Orobie Bergamasche in inverno.jpg
Orobie Alps in winter
Highest point
PeakPizzo di Coca
Elevation3,050 m (10,010 ft)
Geography
Country Italy
Provinces Bergamo,  Brescia and Lecco
Region Lombardy
Range coordinates46°4′7″N 10°0′42″E / 46.06861°N 10.01167°E / 46.06861; 10.01167Coordinates: 46°4′7″N 10°0′42″E / 46.06861°N 10.01167°E / 46.06861; 10.01167
Parent rangeBergamasque Alps and Prealps
Borders onBregaglia Range, Bernina Range, Ortler Alps, Adamello-Presanella and Bergamasque Prealps
Geology
OrogenyAlpine orogeny
Type of rockIgneous rock and Sedimentary rocks

PeaksEdit

The main peaks of the Bergamasque Alps are:

Peak Elevation
(m) (ft)
Pizzo di Coca 3,050 10,010
Pizzo di Scais 3,040 9,974
Pizzo Redorta 3,037 9,964
Dente di Coca 2,924 9,593
Pizzo del Diavolo della Malgina 2,924 9,593
Pizzo del Diavolo di Tenda 2,915 9,564
Monte Torena 2,911 9,551
Pizzo Recastello 2,888 9,475
Cime di Caronella 2,871 9,419
Monte Gleno 2,883 9,459
Pizzo Strinato 2,836 9,304
Pizzo di Rodes 2,829 9,281
Pizzo dei Tre Confini 2,824 9,265
Monte Grabiasca 2,705 8,875
Monte Masoni 2,663 8,737
Corno Stella 2,620 8,596
Monte Legnone 2,610 8,563
Monte Venerocolo 2,590 8,500
Pizzo dei Tre Signori 2,554 8,380
Monte Chierico 2,535 8,317
Pizzo Farno 2,506 8,222
Monte Madonnino 2,502 8,209
Monte Ponteranica 2,378 7,802
Monte Pegherolo 2,369 7,772
Cime di Lemma 2,348 7,703
Monte Cavallo 2,323 7,621
Monte Triomen 2,251 7,385
Pizzo Rotondo 2,237 7,339
Monte Avaro 2,088 6,850
Monte Cornagera 1,312 4,304
Corno Guazza 1,270 4,170
Monte Farno 1,250 4,100

PassesEdit

The main mountain passes of the Bergamasque Alps are:

Pass Location Type Elevation (m/ft)
Passo di Val Morta or del Diavolo Valle Seriana to Sondrio footpath 2,601 8,534
Passo di Venina Valle Brembana to Sondrio footpath 2,433 7,983
Passo del Serio Valle Seriana to Sondrio footpath 2,419 7937
Passo del Venerocolo Val di Scalve to Aprica bridle path 2,315 7,595
Passo di Dordona Valle Brembana to Sondrio footpath 2,080 6,824
Passo San Marco Bergamo to Morbegno road 1,985 6,513
Passo del Vivione Val di Scalve to Edolo road 1,819 5,968
Aprica Pass Edolo to Sondrio road 1,181 3,875
Passo di Tartano Valleve to Tartano footpath 2,108 6,425

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