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Monte Leone

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Isolation  11.7 km (7.3 mi)
Elevation  3,553 m
Prominence  1,144 m
Mountain range  Lepontine Alps, Alps
Parent range  Lepontine Alps
First ascent  1859
Parent peak  Dammastock
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Listing  Alpine mountains above 3000 m
Location  Valais, Switzerland / Piedmont, Italy
Province  Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
Similar  Wasenhorn, Hübschhorn, Breithorn, Fletschhorn, Helsenhorn

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Monte Leone is the highest mountain of the Lepontine Alps and is located on the border between Switzerland and Italy. The mountain stands on the extreme west of the Lepontine Alps, a few kilometres east of Simplon Pass.

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Map of Monte Leone, 28868 Varzo, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy

EtymologyEdit

Leone in Italian means lion, and the mountain's name is said to come from the look of its south face's profile. A different origin of the name could be Munt d'l'Aiun, which in the local dialect means Aiun's mountain; Aione is a nearby village and mount Leone is situated close to meadows traditionally owned by the villagers.

GeographyEdit

In the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain belongs to an alpine subsection of Lepontine Alps called "North-Western Lepontine Alps" (It:Alpi del Monte Leone e del San Gottardo; De:Monte Leone-Sankt Gotthard-Alpen).

References

Monte Leone Wikipedia


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