Paglia Orba

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Paglia Orba
Paglia Orba

Paglia Orba

height 2525  m
location Corsica , France
Coordinates 42 ° 20 '33 "  N , 8 ° 52' 43"  E Coordinates: 42 ° 20 '33 "  N , 8 ° 52' 43"  E
Paglia Orba (Upper Corsica)
Paglia Orba
rock Conglomerate , sandstone
Age of the rock Perm
particularities "Matterhorn Corsica"

The Paglia Orba is a 2525  m high mountain on Corsica . Due to its relatively isolated location, it dominates the west coast of the island. It is known as the "Queen of the Corsican Mountains", due to its characteristic silhouette, sometimes also called the " Matterhorn of Corsica". The Paglia Orba is about 7 km southwest of Monte Cinto .

The best view of this mountain is in Calacuccia . The normal ascent leads from the Col de Vergio via the Ciottulu Di I Mori hut on the GR 20 . Between the hut and the summit, the path has climbing points of difficulty II, which must also be mastered on the descent.

In contrast to the surrounding granite and rhyolite peaks, the Paglia Orba is made up of clastic sediments such as conglomerates and sandstones that were deposited during the Permian period in the then still young volcanic caldera of the Monte Cinto massif.

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Individual evidence

  1. Three peaks and a mystery: A geologist walks Corsica , accessed August 2, 2018