Presolana

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Presolana
Presolananord.jpg
Northern side of Presolana in winter.
Elevation 2,521 m (8,271 ft)[1]
Location
Location Lombardy, Italy
Range Bergamasque Alps and Prealps
Coordinates 45°54′N 10°01′E / 45.900°N 10.017°E / 45.900; 10.017Coordinates: 45°54′N 10°01′E / 45.900°N 10.017°E / 45.900; 10.017
Climbing
First ascent 3 October 1870, by Carlo Medici, Federico Frizzoni and Antonio Curò

Presolana (Italian: Pizzo della Presolana) is a mountain located in Lombardy, northern Italy, about 35 km north of Bergamo.

Geography[edit]

Part of the Bergamasque Prealps, it is included in the province of Bergamo, and divides the Val Seriana and Valle di Scalve.

The top of the mountain is called Presolana Occidentale (Western Presolana) and has a maximum altitude of 2,521 m above sea level.

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:[2]

Geology[edit]

Presolana is notable as it is one of the few mountain in Lombardy composed of a limestone rock similar to dolomite.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Italian official cartography (Istituto Geografico Militare - IGM); on-line version: www.pcn.minambiente.it
  2. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.