Bergamasque Prealps

The Bergamasque Prealps (Italian: Prealpi Bergamasche) are a mountain range within the Alps. The range is located in Lombardy, in the north of Italy.

Bergamasque Prealps
Monte Concarena - Valle Camonica (Foto Luca Giarelli).jpg
Mount Concarena - view from Naquane Val Camonica
Highest point
PeakMount Concarena
Elevation2,549 m (8,363 ft)
Coordinates46°00′41″N 10°16′46″E / 46.01139°N 10.27944°E / 46.01139; 10.27944Coordinates: 46°00′41″N 10°16′46″E / 46.01139°N 10.27944°E / 46.01139; 10.27944
Naming
Native namePrealpi Bergamasche
Geography
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Bergamo
 Brescia
Lecco
Parent rangeBergamasque Alps and Prealps
Borders onBergamo Alps, Lugano Prealps, Brescia and Garda Prealps and Po plain
Geology
OrogenyAlpine orogeny
Type of rockSedimentary rocks[1]

GeographyEdit

Administratively the range belongs to the Italian province of Bergamo and, to a lesser extent, to the provinces of Lecco and Brescia.

The western slopes of the mountains are drained by the Adda, the central and eastern part of the range by Oglio and other minor rivers and streams, all of them tributaries of the Po.

SOIUSA classificationEdit

According to SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain range is an Alpine subsection, classified in the following way:[2]

BordersEdit

The Bergamo Prealps stretch between Lake Como (west) and Lake Iseo (east). They are separated from the Bergamo Alps (north) by some secondary valleys of Val Brembana, Val Seriana and Val Camonica: Valsassina, Valtorta, Val Secca, Valcanale, Val Nembo, Val di Scalve and Val Paisco. Towards south they end with the Po plain.

SubdivisionEdit

The Bergamasque Prealps are subdivided into three supergroups:[2]

  • Catena Campelli-Resegone-Grigne (or Prealpi Bergamasche Occidentali) - SOIUSA code: II/C-29.II-A,
  • Catena Arera-Alben (or Prealpi Bergamasche Centrali) - SOIUSA code: II/C-29.II-B,
  • Catena Presolana-Pora-Concarena (or Prealpi Bergamasche Orientali) - SOIUSA code: II/C-29.II-C.

Notable summitsEdit

 
Monte Resegone, in the western part of the range

Some notable summits of the range are:

Name metres
Concarena 2,549
Presolana 2,521
Pizzo Arera 2,512
Pizzo Camino 2,492
Grigna 2,410
Cime di Lemma 2,348
Cima del Fop 2,322
Monte Secco 2,267
Monte Resegone 1,875
Monte Pora 1,880
Monte Negrino 1,781
Pizzo Formico 1,636
Monte Linzone 1,392
Monte Misma 1,160
Canto Alto 1,146
Monte Canto 710

See alsoEdit

MapsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ VV. AA. (2002). Bergamo e provincia (in Italian). Touring Club Italiano. p. 19.
  2. ^ a b Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.