Presolana

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Presolana
Presolana... Above all.JPG
Presolana in winter as seen from Mount Alben, emerging above low-lying stratus clouds.
Highest point
Elevation2,521 m (8,271 ft) [1]
Prominence725 [2]
Coordinates45°57′22″N 10°03′21″E / 45.9562°N 10.0557°E / 45.9562; 10.0557Coordinates: 45°57′22″N 10°03′21″E / 45.9562°N 10.0557°E / 45.9562; 10.0557
Geography
Presolana is located in Alps
Presolana
Presolana
Location in the Alps
LocationLombardy, Italy
Parent rangeBergamasque Prealps
Climbing
First ascent3 October 1870, by Carlo Medici, Federico Frizzoni and Antonio Curò

Presolana (Italian: Pizzo della Presolana) is a mountain located in Lombardy, northern Italy, about 35 km north of Bergamo.

Geography[edit]

Part of the Bergamasque Alps, it is included in the province of Bergamo, and divides the Val Seriana and Valle di Scalve.

The top of the mountain is called Presolana Occidentale (Western Presolana) and has a maximum altitude of 2,521 m above sea level.

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:[3]

Geology[edit]

Presolana is notable as it is one of the few mountain in Lombardy composed of a limestone rock similar to dolomite.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Italian official cartography (Istituto Geografico Militare - IGM); on-line version: www.pcn.minambiente.it
  2. ^ "Pizzo della Presolana - peakbagger". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  3. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.