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Cima Garlenda

Cima Garlenda
The mountain seen from Monte Frontè
Elevation 2,141 m (7,024 ft)[1]
Prominence 60 m (200 ft)[2]
Cima Garlenda is located in Alps
Cima Garlenda
Location in the Alps
Location Liguria, Italy
Range Ligurian Alps
Easiest route from Passo Frontè

Cima Garlenda is a 2141 m mountain of the Ligurian Alps, in Italy. After Monte Saccarello and Monte Frontè it is the third Ligurian summit.


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Access to the summit 3
  • Mountain huts 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6


The mountain is located in the province of Imperia, in Liguria. In the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) it belongs to the Nodo del Monte Saccarello (SOIUSA code: I/A-1.II-A.1.a).[3] Cima Garlenda is located on the main chain of the Alps between Tanaro and Arroscia valleys, and is divided from the neighbouring Monte Frontè by Passo Frontè (2081 m).


The slopes of Cima Garlenda were deforested during past centuries in order to increase pasturess land. The lower part of the mountain was mainly used by cattle while is upper part was mainly grazed by sheep and goats.[4] The slopes of the mountain belonging to Arroscia Valley are still used for grazing.

Access to the summit

The summit of Cima Garlenda can easily be accessed following an unmarked trak starting from passo Frontè, which is accessible by the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, a long-distance trail from Ventimiglia (province of Imperia) to Bolano (province of La Spezia).[5] its whide summit ca also be accessed by mountain bike.[6]

Mountain huts

See also


Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ Italian official map 1:25.00 of Istituto Geografico Militare (on-line on
  2. ^ key col: Passo Frontè (2081 m)
  3. ^ Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. p. 134.  
  4. ^ AA.VV. (1951). Memorie di Geografia Antropica (in Italiano) 6,7. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Alta via dei monti liguri - 01 - Anello del Saccarello". Associazione Alta Via dei Monti Liguri. Retrieved 2015-06-25. 
  6. ^ Monte Frontè (2152 m) & Cima Garlenda (2142 m), article on [2] (access: June 26, 2015)
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