Monte Beigua

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Monte Beigua
Antenne Beigua.jpg
The peak of Mount Beigua
Highest point
Elevation 1,287 m (4,222 ft) [1]
Prominence 815 [1][2]
Coordinates 44°26′00″N 08°33′55″E / 44.43333°N 8.56528°E / 44.43333; 8.56528
Geography
Monte Beigua is located in Italy
Monte Beigua
Monte Beigua
Liguria, Italy
Parent range Ligurian Apennines
Climbing
First ascent ancestral

Monte Beigua (also in Ligurian: Monte Peigoa) is a mountain in the Ligurian Apennines in Liguria, northern Italy, between the two communes of Varazze and Sassello.

Geography[edit]

The mountain, at 1,287 m, is the highest peak in the so-called Gruppo del Beigua including Monte Grosso (1,265 m), Monte Ermetta (1,267 m) and Bric Veciri (1,263). The upper part of the mount houses transmission antennas used by RAI (Italian state television) and other private networks.

History[edit]

It has been hypothized that it was a sacred mountain to the Liguri tribe living here in pre-Roman times, together with the Mont Bégo and Monte Sagro.

Nature conservation[edit]

It is included in the eponymous Regional Park.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Monte Beigua, Italy, on www.peakbagger.com (access: July 2015)
  2. ^ Key col:472 m
  3. ^ Parco Naturale Regional del Beigua (Italian) (English) (German) (French)

External links[edit]

Media related to Monte Beigua at Wikimedia Commons