Monte Velino

Third highest peak in the

Appennini, easy in the good season (just a one-day walk), in the winter is very nice to be climbed with skies and crampons, when the climb will require at least two days; there is a good refuge almost half way always open.

The mountain, while not certainly beautiful as the Alps, is interesting for its loneliness, for the big (Appenins scale) plateaus

surrounding it, for beautiful woods and for the Duchessa Lake, 1780 m. high.

Elevation (feet): 8,159
Elevation (meters): 2,487
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
Range/Region: Apennines
Latitude: 42.147327
Longitude: 13.381344
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul
Nearest major airport: Roma Fiumicino
Convenient Center: Rocca di Mezzo

Thanks to Alberto Osti and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

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

There are 2 trip reports for Monte Velino.

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  • Log #10599 - by Chandra-Luciano Malorni on Feb 11, 2002
    Never ever in my life I saw so much eagles at the same time. Even a wolf crossed our way to the top of this lonley mountain which is quite hard to conquer. 1400 metres of DISLIVELLO from starting...
  • Log #10600 - by foinaven on Sep 07, 1999
    Climbed in beautiful winter conditions together with my dear friend Luana Palladino, like the mountain itself - remote and fascinating.