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Valgerola - Valle di Pietra & Val Tronella

 
Valgerola - Valle di Pietra & Val Tronella

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Object Title: Valgerola - Valle di Pietra & Val Tronella

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing, Alpine Climbing, Hiking

 

Page By: Gabriele Roth

Created/Edited: Oct 25, 2009 / Oct 27, 2009

Object ID: 567214

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two fine wild valleys

The Valgerola is the westernmost among the valleys that, from Valtellina, enter the Orobie Alps.
A good, somewhere narrow, road starting from Cosio (Morbegno) leads to the main inhabited centre, Gerola Alta, wherefrom 3 main valleys go on toward the Orobie ridge, from West :
- the Val Vedrano, ending at the Alpe Vedrano and surrounded by "sweet" grassy summits
- the Valle di Pietra, ending with some lakes and surrounded by sharp and rocky summits
- the Pescegallo, ending with two basins, the W one is a small but good (and cold) ski-area, the E one hosts a lake.

Between the rocky ridge of Rocca di Pescegallo (E side) and the one coming down from Pizzo dei 3 Signori and Pizzo Varrone (W side) there are 2 valleys divided by a rocky spur whose high point is the Pizzo di Tronella (aka Torrione di Tronella) :
- the Western one, the main, ending with 4 lakes to the S, bordered by the main ridge : the Valle della Pietra
- the Eastern one, minor, closed to the S by a strange wild rock ridge named "Cresta della Mezzaluna" (Halfmoon ridge) and named Val Tronella
Gerola Alta
From Gerola Alta the 2 valleys : Tronella (left) and Pietra (right)

Images


Denti della Vecchia

Denti della Vecchia

Val Gerola - Val Tronella

Val Gerola - Val Tronella

Pizzo Trona

Pizzo Trona

Torrione della Mezza Luna

Torrione della Mezza Luna

Gerola Alta

Gerola Alta

Torrione di Tronella

Torrione di Tronella

Denti della Vecchia

Denti della Vecchia

Pizzo di Tronella - N ridge

Pizzo di Tronella - N ridge

Pizzo di Tronella W side

Pizzo di Tronella W side

Pizzo (Torrione) di Tronella

Pizzo (Torrione) di Tronella

Pizzo Mellasc

Pizzo Mellasc

Lago Zancone

Lago Zancone

Autumn in Valgerola

Autumn in Valgerola

Pizzo Varrone

Pizzo Varrone




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