Monte Saccarello

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Monte Saccarello
Mont Saccarel
Vetta del Saccarello.JPG
Highest point
Elevation 2,201 m (7,221 ft) [1]
Prominence 165 m (541 ft) [1][2]
Coordinates 44°03′43″N 7°42′45″E / 44.06194°N 7.71250°E / 44.06194; 7.71250Coordinates: 44°03′43″N 7°42′45″E / 44.06194°N 7.71250°E / 44.06194; 7.71250
Geography
Monte Saccarello is located in Alps
Monte Saccarello
Monte Saccarello
Location in the Alps
Location Liguria / Piemonte, Italy -
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Parent range Ligurian Alps
Climbing
First ascent ancestral
Easiest route dirt road

Monte Saccarello (Italian) or Mont Saccarel (French) is a mountain located on the French-Italian border between Liguria, Piemonte and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

History[edit]

The mountain up to the II World War was totally belonging to Italy but, following the Paris Peace Treaties, signed on February 1947, is now shared between Italy and France.[3]

Geography[edit]

The Redemptor's statue

The mountain belongs to the Ligurian Alps; located on the main chain of the Alps, is the maximum elevation in the Italian region of Liguria.

On a sub-peak of the mountain stands a huge bronze statue of Jesus Christ built in 1901.

From its north-eastern slopes rises the Tanaro.

SOIUSA classification[edit]

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

  • main part = Western Alps
  • major sector = South Western Alps
  • section = Ligurian Alps
  • subsection = Alpi del Marguareis
  • supergroup = Catena del Saccarello
  • group = Gruppo del Monte Saccarello
  • subgroup = Nodo del Monte Saccarello
  • code = I/A-1.II-A.1.a

Environment[edit]

The eastern side of the mountain is gentle and grassy while the western one is a rocky and very steep.

Hiking[edit]

The mountain is accessible by mountain paths and is reached by the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, a long-distance trail from Ventimiglia (province of Imperia) to Bolano (province of La Spezia).[5]

Mountain huts[edit]

Conservation[edit]

The Ligurian side of the mountain since 2007 is included in the Parco naturale regionale delle Alpi Liguri.[6]

Related articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alpi Marittime e Liguri, 1:50.000 map n.8, Istituto Geografico Centrale (Turin)
  2. ^ Key col: Passo Basera (2036  m)
  3. ^ Trattato di pace tra Italia ed Alleati, treaty text on www.instoria.it (access-date: 2016-02-06)
  4. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8. 
  5. ^ IM / 01 - Anello del Saccarello, web page on www.altaviadeimontiliguri.it (access: July 29, 2015)
  6. ^ Parco Naturale Regionale delle Alpi Liguri, www.parks.it

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