Corno Grande


Corno Grande
Corno Grande

Corno Grande the east face
Elevation 2,912 m (9,554 ft)
Prominence 2,476 m (8,123 ft)
Listing Ultra
Translation Great Horn (Italian)
Location
Corno Grande is located in Italy
Corno Grande
Abruzzo,  Italy
Range Apennines
Coordinates 42°28′9″N 13°33′57″E / 42.46917°N 13.56583°E / 42.46917; 13.56583Coordinates: 42°28′9″N 13°33′57″E / 42.46917°N 13.56583°E / 42.46917; 13.56583
Climbing
First ascent August 19, 1573 by Francesco De Marchi
Easiest route Hike

Corno Grande is part of the Gran Sasso massif, and is the highest peak in the Apennine Mountains and the highest on the Italian Peninsula, at 2,912 m above sea level.

Its northern corrie holds Europe's southernmost glacier, Calderone glacier (Ghiacciaio del Calderone).

The first recorded ascent of Corno Grande was made in 1573 by the Bolognese captain Francesco De Marchi together with Francesco Di Domenico.

The usual route of ascent is via the western ridge, although a number of other routes exist including one that ascends the southern face.

Corno Grande from the south, showing the normal route contouring across the face of the mountain to the left and the more direct ascent route zigzagging towards the face.




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