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Western Lepontine Alps

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMonte Leone (3554 m/11,660 ft)
CountriesSwitzerland (117%), Italy (83%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesValais (44%), Piedmont (42%), Ticino (8%), Uri (6%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area891 sq km / 344 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent51 km / 32 mi North-South
44 km / 27 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 23' N; 8° 17' E
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Map of Western Lepontine Alps
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Western Lepontine Alps.
Lepontine AlpsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Western Lepontine AlpsLevel 5
                 Saint-Gothard RangeLevel 6 (Child)
         Adula GroupLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Western Lepontine Alps

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Monte Leone355411,660 
2.Blinnenhorn337411,070 
3.Helsenhorn327310,738 
4.Wasenhorn324610,650 
5.Ofenhorn323610,617 
6.Scherbadung321010,531 
7.Pizzo Rotondo319210,472Saint-Gothard Range
8.Bortelhorn319210,472 
9.Hübschhorn319110,469 
10.Pizzo Pesciora311910,233Saint-Gothard Range
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Pizzo Rotondo319210,472Saint-Gothard Range



Photos of Peaks in the Western Lepontine Alps

Monte Leone
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Descending S ridge of Monte Leone (2017-07-17). Photo by Richard Mclellan.
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Blinnenhorn
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on the left big and on the right small Blinnenhorn (2005-10-30). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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