Southern Rhaetian Alps

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Southern Rhaetian Alps
Italian: Alpi Retiche meridionali
L'Ortler.jpg
The Ortler, the highest mountain of the range
Highest point
Peak Ortler
Elevation 3,905 m (12,812 ft)
Coordinates 46°30′32″N 10°32′42″E / 46.50889°N 10.54500°E / 46.50889; 10.54500Coordinates: 46°30′32″N 10°32′42″E / 46.50889°N 10.54500°E / 46.50889; 10.54500
Geography
Southern Rhaetian Alps (section nr.28) within Eastern Alps
Southern Rhaetian Alps (section nr.28) within Eastern Alps
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige and Lombardy
Parent range Alps
Borders on
Geology
Orogeny Alpine orogeny

The Southern Rhaetian Alps (Südliche Rätische Alpen in German, Alpi Retiche meridionali in Italian) are a mountain range in the southern part of the Alps.

Geography[edit]

Administratively the range belongs to the Italian regions of Trentino-Alto Adige and Lombardy.

SOIUSA classification[edit]

According to SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain range is an Alpine section, classified in the following way:[1]

Subdivision[edit]

The range is subdivided into four subsections:[1]

Notable summits[edit]

Cima Brenta Alta, Brenta group

Some notable summits of the Southern Rhaetian Alps are:

Name elevation (m) subsection
Ortler 3,902 Alpi dell'Ortles
Königspitze 3,851 Alpi dell'Ortles
Monte Cevedale 3,769 Alpi dell'Ortles
Presanella 3,558 Alpi dell'Adamello e della Presanella
Mount Adamello 3,539 Alpi dell'Adamello e della Presanella
Monte Sobretta 3,296 Alpi dell'Ortles
Monte Gavia 3,223 Alpi dell'Ortles
Paganella 2,125 Dolomiti di Brenta

Notable passes[edit]

Gavia Pass

Some notable passes of the Southern Rhaetian Alps are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8. 

Maps[edit]