The mighty mountain chain is located between the Ortles Group and Lake Garda.
On the southern border of the Eastern Alps, there is the Adamello-Presanella mountain chain. The Presanella group is located in the north of the Adamello group.
This moutain range begins in the north of the Passo Tonale. In the east it is bounded by the Sarca river and the Gruppo Brenta. In the west the Val Camonica valley is the natural border of the Adamello-Presanella.
Particularly the Adamello group is glaciated - the area covered by glaciers is about 42 sq km. Only the Mandrone glacier covers an area of about 18 sq km. Not only this glacier is important for the glacial research. The Gruppo Presanella is less glaciated and perfect for different alpine tours. Some high alpine routes as well as the “peace path”, which reminds of the Dolomite frontline in WWI, traverse this mountain chain.
Highest peak: Cima Presanella (3,556 m a.s.l.)
First ascent of Cima Presanella: 25th August 1864 by Douglas William Freshfield and H.A. Beachcroft, H. Walker and 2 guides
Major mountains: Monte Adamello (3,554 m), Carè Alto (3,465 m), Crozzon di Larès (3,354 m), Monte Folletto (3,338 m)