View across the village of Soglio (foreground) to the peaks of the western Bregaglia – the Sciora peaks (left), Piz Cengalo (left centre) and Piz Badile (centre)
|Elevation||3,678 m (12,067 ft)|
|Countries||Italy and Switzerland|
|States/Provinces||Grisons and Lombardy|
The Bregaglia Range (commonly the Bregaglia) is a small group of mostly granite mountains in Graubünden, Switzerland and the Province of Sondrio, northern Italy. It derives its name from the partly Swiss, partly Italian valley, the Val Bregaglia, and is known as Bergell in German. Other names which are applied to the range include the Val Masino Alps and, to describe the main ridge, Masino-Bregaglia-Disgrazia. Vicosoprano (1,067 m) is the main settlement in the Swiss part of the range.
The range is a popular mountaineering destination, and includes such peaks as Monte Disgrazia, Piz Cengalo and Piz Badile. Well-known mountaineers who are associated with the area and have made significant first ascents in the range include Leslie Stephen, D. W. Freshfield, W. A. B. Coolidge, Christian Klucker, Paul Güssfeldt and Riccardo Cassin.
A cable-car service runs from Pranzaira to the Albigna lake, and the Albigna hut (2,331 m) is a further 30–45-minute walk up the east side of the barrage.
|Cima di Castello||3,375|
|Cima di Rosso||3,369|
|Cima dal Cantun||3,354|
|Sciora di Dentro||3,275|
|Cima della Bondasca||3,267|
|Monte del Forno||3,214|
|Ago di Sciora||3,205|
|Monte di Zocca||3,175|
|Sciora di Fuori (Sciora Dafora)||3,169|
Main glaciers :
Piz Badile above the Val Bondasca
- Collomb, Robin G., Bregaglia East, Goring: West Col Productions, 1971
- Collomb, Robin G., Bregaglia West, Goring: West Col Productions, 1984