Corno Grande

Elevation (feet): 9,554
Elevation (meters): 2,912
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
Range/Region: Apennines
Latitude: 42.4667
Longitude: 13.5667
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1794
First successful climber(s): Orazio Delfico, Francesco De Marchi
Nearest major airport: Rome, Italy
Convenient Center: L'Aquila, Italy

English:

The Corno Grande is the highest peak in the Apennines. It is located in east central Italy, just twenty miles west of the Adriatic coast, yet only seventy miles northeast of Rome. The summit ridge partially encircles a small icefield that lies in the shadowed northern slopes. Beyond the icefield, this limestone mountain is considerably dry. Its slopes support no native trees, and running water is nonexistent. On the north side of Corno Grande there is the most southern glacier of Europe, named Calderone. It is also the only one of the Apennines. The Calderone glacier (l? anfiteatro) is framed by the peaks of Corno Grande Occidentale (2912m), Corno Grande Centrale (2893m), und Corno Grande Orientale (2903m).

More information in German: http://www.augusta.de/~zoli/Bergsport/bergsport.html

Deutsch:

Der Corno Grande ist der hoechste Gipfel des Apennin. Die 3 hoechsten Spitzen seiner Gipfelkrone sind nur durch die zusaetzlichen Beifuegungen Occidentale (2912m), Centrale (2893m), und Orientale (2903m) naeher bestimmt. Nach Norden hin bilden sie einen Kessel ("anfiteatro"), der den suedlichsten Gletscher Europas traegt. Es ist zugleich das einzige Eisfeld im gesmmten Apennin.

Weitere Information unter: http://www.augusta.de/~zoli/Bergsport/bergsport.html