Rocca la Meja

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Rocca la Meja
Rocca La Meja dal Colle dAncoccia.jpg
Rocca la Meja seen from Colle d'Ancoccia
Elevation 2,831 m (9,288 ft)
Listing Alpine mountains 2500-2999 m
Location
Location Piedmont, Italy
Range Cottian Alps
Coordinates 44°25′N 07°20′E / 44.417°N 7.333°E / 44.417; 7.333
Climbing
First ascent September 17, 1895 by G. Bobba

Rocca la Meja is a mountain in the Cottian Alps, in the comune of Canosio, Piedmont, northern Italy. It has an altitude of 2,831 m and it is located in the Maira Valley.

Of pyramidal shape, it is mostly composed of dolostone-like limestone, and stands in a plateau known as Meja-Gardetta.

Geography[edit]

Administratively the mountain belongs to the Province of Cuneo.

Nearby there is a lake called Lago della Meja.

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:[1]

  • main part = Western Alps
  • major sector = South Western Alps
  • section = Cottian Alps
  • subsection = southern Cottian Alps
  • supergroup = Catena Chambeyron-Mongioia-Marchisa
  • group = gruppo Gruppo dell'Oserot
  • subgroup = Gruppo della Meja
  • code = I/A-4.I-A.2.b

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.