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.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Monte Legnone.

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  • Log #20658 - by alessandro biglioli on Feb 10, 2007
    Very bad weather at the beginning, had to stop at a bivuac just 500m below the summit when it started hailing. Had to go out to be sure there were no other people out on the summit (a kid came in the...
  • Log #10233 - by Nigel Whyman on June 22, 2003
    A truly glorious climb. Starting in the early mist laden early morning Emerging onto the final ridge as the mist cleared to reveal a breath taking view. The twenty minutes or so spent on the summit...
  • Log #10234 - by Detlef und Adele Seidel on May 01, 2003
    Sehr schöner Aussichtsberg - der höchste am Comersee! Wir haben ihn schneefrei bestiegen: eine 3 stündige, anspruchsvolle Wanderung! Wie ist es denn mit Schnee?
  • Log #10235 - by Stefano Roverato on Jan 23, 2003
    A wonderful ascent and an impressive view from the summit: you have to try this mountain!