Leone group

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Leone group
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View of the Leone Group from Belalp.

View of the Leone Group from Belalp.

Highest peak Monte Leone ( 3553  m above sea level )
part of Western alps
Coordinates 659 213  /  131 357 coordinates: 46 ° 20 '  N , 8 ° 12'  O ; CH1903:  659 213  /  131357
surface 748 km²

The Leone Group is a mountain group in the eastern part of the Western Alps ; it lies in the border area between the Swiss cantons of Valais and Ticino and the Italian province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region . Its highest mountain is the Monte Leone , over whose summit the state border runs.

Location and area

The area is bounded (clockwise from the north) by Ägene (also Aegina, left tributary to the Rhone ), Nufenenpass , Ticino , San Giacomo , Toce , Diveria , Chrummbach, Simplonpass , Taferna, Saltina and Rotten (upper reaches of the Rhône) and covers one Area of ​​748 km 2 .

Groups and summits

The Leone Group is described here as an independent group, although it is actually a sub-group of the Valais Alps that bears the name Monte-Leone-Blinnenhorn Group . The two peaks named therein denote those lying on the continuous border ridge:

The peaks are located slightly to the north - and thus entirely in Switzerland:

In the Alpine divisions according to SOIUSA and Swiss Alpine Club (SAC), the Leone Group merges into the Monte-Leone-Sankt-Gotthard Alps , which in turn contains parts of the Gotthard Group .

Valleys and places

To the southwest of the Blinnenhorn lies the Binntal and in it the only place Binn . The other places are grouped around the outside: Formazza , Baceno , Crodo , Gondo , Simplon , Brig , Fiesch , and Ulrichen . At the southern tip near Crevodossola in the Ashen valley is the lowest point at 288  m above sea level. M. , which results in a difference to the highest of 3265 m.

Images and web links

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  1. Mountain album based on Johannes Führer in Bergwelt 1980, p. 38 ff.
  2. Ernst Höhne: Knaurs Lexikon für Bergfreunde / The Alps between Matterhorn and Lake Constance . Droemer Knaur, Munich 1987, ISBN 3-426-26223-1 , p. 124 f .