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Apennine Mountains

Region(s): Europe, Italy: (Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicate, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Latium, Liguria, Lombardy, Molise, Piedmont, The Marches, Tuscany, Umbria), San Marino
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Max. Elevation: 2 912 m / 9 554 ft
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Average Length: 621 miles / 1 000 km
Average Width: 140 miles / 87 km

Overview

Range Name(s): Apennine Mountains
Max. Elevation: 2 912 m / 9 554 ft
Region(s): Europe
Location: Europe, Italy: (Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicate, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Latium, Liguria, Lombardy, Molise, Piedmont, The Marches, Tuscany, Umbria), San Marino
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Starting Point: 42.15322331239858
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Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Snow line: Absent
Average Length: 621 miles / 1 000 km
Average Width: 140 miles / 87 km
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Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
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Location

Europe, Italy: (Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicate, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Latium, Liguria, Lombardy, Molise, Piedmont, The Marches, Tuscany, Umbria), San Marino
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    Apennines is primary famous by it’s long distance walking trails and hiking routes: Grande Escursione Apennines, which is a part of E1 trail, Grand Italian Trailа. Also there are some good ski-mountaineering and climbing routes here.
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    Apennines is a mountain system consisting of parallel smaller chains. They are mostly verdant, although there is a glacier one side of the highest peak - Corno Grande, and it is the only glacier in the Apennines. Snow may fall and lay in this mountains from October to May. The eastern slopes down to the Adriatic Sea are steep, while the western slopes form foothills on which most of peninsular Italy's cities are located.
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    Apennines extends along the length of peninsular Italy.
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    Apennines are mostly verdant, although one side of the highest peak, Corno Grande is partially covered by Calderone glacier - the only glacier in the Apennines. It has been receding since 1794 and it's getting smaller every year.

     

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