Monte Legnone

Elevation (feet): 8,560
Elevation (meters): 2,609
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
Latitude: 46.094941
Longitude: 9.414763
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Convenient Center: Lecco

Thanks to Alessandro Ghielmi and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

This peak rises North-East of the Lake of Como and is the highest of the mountains rising over this lake. The shortest way to get to the top is to start from the Rifugio Roccoli dei Lorla, which can be reached by car, and passing from the Ca' de Legn (Wooden House in dialect), a small shelter made of stone (!) The difference in level to the top is 1133m. The last part runs along the west ridge which is very steep on the north side, so that great attention is required with ice or snow. The panorama from the top, spacing from Monte Rosa to Bernina, is perhaps the most beautiful which can be admired from any mountain above the Lake of Como.

Thanks to Alessandro Ghielmi for this description.