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Corno Grande, Abruzzo

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Corno Grande is a peak situated in the central Italian province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region. It is part of the Gran Sasso massif in the Apennine Mountains and is the highest peak 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.
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  • It was a bit of a disappointing visit to Corno Grande. We had planned to climb it (picking a day with the best weather forecast) but when we got there it was encased in cloud so there was little point...  more »
  • A magical place where at least once in your life you have to get there. Path is not too difficult if you start from campo imperatore. Mandatory equipment for hiking, water and Sun hats. Not to be missed.
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  • For anyone who loves mountain is a must! The climb from the Observatory is challenging enough in the final but the views at the top of the vale, gorgeous!
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