Triangolo Lariano

Triangolo Lariano

Page Type: Area/Range
Lat/Lon: 45.87570°N / 9.22852°E
Season: Spring, Fall, Winter

Triangolo Lariano

here under some advices about how to spend autumn, winter and early spring saturdays or sundays if you like hiking (easy and not tiring) and want to enjoy the panoramic views.
PS - this area is well fit for poor old men who don't want to stop walking on the mountains (I'm one of them) ... some weeks ago I met on a summit a 81yo member of CAAI (Academic Alpine Club of Italy) - suddenly I felt young !

Strange mountains with steep hillsides and sweet ridges : the summits posted here are totally free from danger when dry, some may be dangerous after a snowfall or when full of snow, no special gear required.

In this area there is a very big net of paths, some very well marked, some a little less, some are simple tracks used by hunters or mushroom or chestnuts pickers : a map could be useful.

The differences in elevation are normally low (300-1000m) but often the lenght of the tracks require a lot of unexpected time, but here hurry is not a success factor ...

The fastest access for all these summits is the Valassina, i.e. the road passing through ERBA and following for ASSO-CANZO and up ...
Of course all the summits can be also climbed starting from the small towns crossed by the roads joining Como and Valmadrera with Bellagio (the vertex of the triangle)

Monte San Primo - 1686m

Monte San Primo
Monte San Primo
Monte San Primo
Monte San  Primo
Monte San Primo
Monte San Primo
Monte San Primo
Monte San Primo

shortest route
- from Erba follow for ASSO-CANZO
- along the road for Bellagio up to Ghisallo and, once there, to the left for Pian Rancio

Monte Palanzone - 1436m

Monte Palanzone
Monte Palanzone
Monte Palanzone
Monte Palanzone
Monte Palanzone
Monte Palanzone
Monte Palanzone
Monte Palanzone

shortest route
- from Erba follow for ASSO-CANZO
- along the road for Sormano up to Colma del Piano

Monte Preaola - 1417m

Monte Preaola
Monte Preaola
Monte Preaola
Monte Preaola
Monte Preaola
Monte Preaola
Monte Preaola
Monte Preaola
shortest route
- from Erba follow for ASSO-CANZO
- along the road for Sormano up to Colma del Piano
- down to Pian del Tivano and to the left a road entering the wooden valley

Monte Megna - 1052m


Monte Megna
Monte Megna
Monte Megna
Monte Megna
Monte Megna
Monte Megna
Monte Megna
Monte Megna

- from Erba follow for ASSO-CANZO
- along the road for Bellagio to get Lasnigo or Barni, once here follow the road to Crezzo or start walking

Moregallo - 1276m


Moregallo from Corno Orientale di Canzo
Moregallo
the Moregallo seen from...
Moregallo - the pillars of...
Anticima Moregallo
Moregallo, 07-05-2005
Moregallo
Moregallo
Here the page


Corni di Canzo - 1373m


Corno Occidentale di Canzo
Corno Occidentale di Canzo
Corno Centrale di Canzo
Corno Centrale di Canzo - Fasana wall
Corno Centrale di Canzo
Pilastrini dei Corni di Canzo
Corno Orientale di Canzo
Corno Orientale di Canzo

Here the page

Cornizzolo (1241m) - Monte Rai (1261m)


Cornizzolo
Monte Cornizzolo
Cornizzolo
Monte Cornizzolo
Summit of Cornizzolo
Chapel of the  Alpini
the Cornizzolo
the Cornizzolo
Many paths allow to get this summit and the ridge, most come on along the woody spurs descending down to Pusiano Lake - the shortest one (used by the ones who amuse paragliding and hang-gliding) starts from Alpe Carella that can be reached by car starting from Eupilio or Pusiano (follow signs Eupilio then Cornizzolo)
- from Alpe Carella follow the road (mountain-biking allowed up to Rifugio Consiglieri
- along the E ridge (careful if iced) to the summit of Cornizzolo or, to the right, along a road, to the aerials of Monte Rai and its summit

MAPS

HERE the link to very good MAPS of the range