Corno Grande

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Corno Grande
Il Gran Sasso d'Italia, il paretone nord.JPG
Corno Grande the east face
Highest point
Elevation 2,912 m (9,554 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,476 m (8,123 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 42°28′12″N 13°34′02″E / 42.47000°N 13.56722°E / 42.47000; 13.56722Coordinates: 42°28′12″N 13°34′02″E / 42.47000°N 13.56722°E / 42.47000; 13.56722[1]
Translation Great Horn (Italian)
Corno Grande is located in Italy
Corno Grande
Corno Grande
Location Province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
Parent range Apennines
First ascent August 19, 1573 by Francesco De Marchi
Easiest route Hike

Corno Grande is a peak situated in the central Italian province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region. It is part of the Gran Sasso massif in the Apennine Mountains and is the highest peak on the Italian Peninsula, at 2,912 m above sea level.

Its northern corrie holds Europe's southernmost glacier, Calderone glacier (Ghiacciaio del Calderone).

The first recorded ascent of Corno Grande was made in 1573 by the Bolognese captain Francesco De Marchi together with Francesco Di Domenico.

The usual route of ascent is via the western ridge, although a number of other routes exist, including one that ascends the southern face.

Corno Grande from the south, showing the normal route contouring across the face of the mountain to the left and the more direct ascent route zigzagging towards the face

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  1. ^ a b c "Europe Ultra-Prominences" Retrieved 2012-03-04.

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