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Highest point
Elevation3,273 m (10,738 ft)
Prominence960 m (3,150 ft) [1]
Isolation10.9 km (6.8 mi) [2]
Parent peakDammastock
ListingAlpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates46°24′41.8″N 8°28′6.5″E / 46.411611°N 8.468472°E / 46.411611; 8.468472Coordinates: 46°24′41.8″N 8°28′6.5″E / 46.411611°N 8.468472°E / 46.411611; 8.468472
Basòdino is located in Alps
Location in the Alps
LocationTicino, Switzerland
Piedmont, Italy
Parent rangeLepontine Alps

The Basòdino is a mountain in the Lepontine Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland. It is the second highest peak in the canton of Ticino, after the Rheinwaldhorn.

On its summit is located a geodetic point of IGM named 05A901 Monte Basodino.[3]

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain is classified in the following way:[4]

  • main part = Western Alps
  • major sector = North-Western Alps
  • section = Lepontine Alps
  • subsection = South-western Lepontine Alps
  • supergroup = Catena Basodino-Cristallina-Biela
  • group = Gruppo del Basodino
  • subgroup = Gruppo del Basodino sensu stricto,
  • code = I/B-10.II-A.1.b

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the San Giacomo Pass (2,313).
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is east of the Corno Rosso (Blinnenhorn massif).
  3. ^ "Scheda informativa del punto geodetico". Retrieved 2012-02-15.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.