Mount Legnone ( 2609 m ) is the highest peak of the Orobie Lecchesi. It is a very popular mountain that offers itineraries suitable to everyone in areas of average altitude , while the routes toward the peak are suggested to experienced hikers.
The most embarked path that goes to Legnone peak starts to Roccoli Lorla in Valvarrone ( 1460 m ) situated at the foot of Mount Legnoncino. From here , you go into the wood where you can find some alpine pastures until the end of the vegetation : walking through the trail you can see suggestive larches and rhododendrons.
From this point you hide until the bivouac Cà de legn and from here the route becomes heavier because of its slope , and in some points you have to climb on the rock ; the peak trail is entirely equipped with chains and steps.
Once you reach the peak you can see the peak cross and you can also admire a breathtaking panorama on Valtellina , on Lake Como and on its mountains.
Difficulty : EE ( Expert Excursionist )
Travel time : about 3 hours and 30 round trip
Discover also the itinerary from Rifugio Griera to Mount Legnone.
Photos by Marzio Sambruni Vivisentieri and Paola Piva