Monte Amaro

Elevation (feet): 9,163
Elevation (meters): 2,793
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
Range/Region: Apennines
Latitude: 42.0833
Longitude: 14.0833
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Roma Fiumicino
Convenient Center: Sulmona

Thanks to Alberto Osti for adding this peak.

Second highest peak of the Apennines, Monte Amaro is the highest summit of the Maiella range. It is a quite long walk from starting point, which can be the Pomilio refuge oh the east (1800 m. high), or S.Leonardo pass (1200 m.high) on the north, both reached by asphalt roads; from both these points, the walk is almost 8 hours to the summit, where is the Pelino refuge, always open.

The mountain is interesting for its vast summit plateau, more than 2400 m. high, with no trees or water.

Thanks to Alberto Osti for this description.