Monte Baldo

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Monte Baldo
Altissimo.jpg
Monte Altissimo di Nago in the Monte Baldo range
Elevation 2,218 m (7,277 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,950 m (6,398 ft)[2]
Listing Ultra
Location
Monte Baldo is located in Italy
Monte Baldo
Monte Baldo
Italy
Location Veneto, northern Italy
Range Alps, Brescia and Garda Prealps
Coordinates 45°43′35″N 10°50′38″E / 45.72639°N 10.84389°E / 45.72639; 10.84389Coordinates: 45°43′35″N 10°50′38″E / 45.72639°N 10.84389°E / 45.72639; 10.84389[2]
Climbing
Easiest route rock/snow climb

Monte Baldo (also known as Cima Valdritta) is a mountain in the Italian Alps, located in the provinces of Trentino and Verona. Its ridge spans mainly northeast-southwest, and is bounded from south by the highland ending at Caprino Veronese, from west by Lake Garda, from north by the valley joining Rovereto to Nago-Torbole and, from east, the Val d'Adige.

The name derives from the German Wald ("forest"); it appears for the first time in a German map in 1163.

The summit is reachable through a cable car from the nearby town of Malcesine, lying on the Lake Garda.

Morphology[edit]

Mount Baldo is characterized by a geographical identity, a ridge parallel to Lake Garda, which stretches for 40 kilometres (25 miles), between the lake to the west and Val d'Adige to the east, and on the south it is bounded by plain Caprino and North Valley Loppio.

Mount Baldo reaches its maximum elevation of 2,218 m with the Cima Valdritta, and its minimum elevation of 65 m on Lake Garda. Other prominent peaks in the range are Monte Altissimo di Nago (2,079 m), Cima del Longino, Cima delle Pozzette (2,132 m) and Punta Telegrafo (2,200 m).

Landscapes Garda Lake from Baldo Mountain

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cima Valdritta, Italy". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  2. ^ a b "European Ultra-Prominences". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Monte Baldo at Wikimedia Commons