Page Type Page Type: Area/Range
Location Lat/Lon: 46.26770°N / 9.75223°E
Activities Activities: Mountaineering
Additional Information Elevation: 12067 ft / 3678 m
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This small mountain group, part of the Rhaetian alps, takes its name from the highest mountain part of it; that in its complexity, includes several smaller peaks. Monte Disgrazia in fact, with all the ramifications, is geographically and geologically apart from the proper group Val Masino/Bergell, recognizable for its famous granite. So, with Disgrazia Group is intent the whole complex of peaks amongst the Val Masino (west), the Valtellina (south) and the Valmalenco (northeast). The limit for the northwest side is the Passo di Mello (2.992m), which is the lower elevation and wherefrom the Val Masino alps begin. Mount Disgrazia is composed of 4 main ridges, which are divided into several branches, including many smaller peaks and glaciers.

North ridge

The most charming of the group. It is placed between the Disgrazia Glacier and the Glacier of Ventina. It has 2 more branches in the east side, that enclose the small "glacier della Vergine". The upper part of the ridge hosts the famous route" Corda Molla". Main summits:
  • Punta Kennedy (3.283m)
  • Pizzo Ventina (3.261m)
Pizzo Ventina dal passo...
Monte Disgrazia seen from...
Disgrazia e pizzo Ventina

East ridge

The crest developes southeast and then bend toward northeast. Its northern side surrounds the glacier of Ventina, while its southern side is now almost completely devoid of ice, facing the Valtellina with large rocky cliffs. It is the largest part of the group, and with the most mountaineering interests. Main summits:
  • Pizzo Cassandra (3.226m)
  • Punta Giumellino (3.094m)
  • Cima Sassera (2.977m)
  • Pizzo Rachele (2.998m)
  • Cima del Duca (2.968m)
Ventina - Disgrazia
Ghiacciaio Ventina superiore
Pizzo e passo Cassandra

South ridge

This side of the group is very wild and not very popular, especially for the bad quality rocks. It overhangs the Valtellina and divides the valley of Airale from the Valley of Predarossa. The "Cornarossa" pass (2.836m), that connects the two valleys, is the transit point of the "Sentiero Italia". Main summits:
  • Cima di Cornarossa (3.180m)
  • Corni Bruciati (3.114m)
I Corni Bruciati.
Monte Disgrazia 3678m
Corni Bruciati from Punta...

West ridge

This section covers the entire west side of the group. It begins as a single ridge that descends from the summit of Monte Disgrazia, untill the Monte Pioda. From here the ridge is divided in the shape of a Y. The northwestern branch takes shortly to Passo di Mello, and then to Monte Sissone, and it divides the Valmalenco from the Valmasino. While the southwest branch, is composed by a long ridge between the Valmasino and Predarossa Valley, culminating with the Summit of Arcanzo. It isn't commonly climbed, and crossed only by Bocchetta Roma (2.898m). Main summits:
  • Monte Pioda (3.431m)
  • Punta della Remoluzza (2.814m)
  • Punta dell'Averta (2.853m)
  • Cima d'Arcanzo (2.714m)
Monte Disgrazia and Monte Pioda
Val Sissone
The head of Val del Ferro.

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