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This the signature mountain for the Lugano area. It has an elevation of 912m or 2992ft. Weather on the mountain can be spectacular year round. During the winter it does get snow, but the almost tropical climate of southern Ticino(late spring to early fall) mean that winter days here also get quite warm. There are hiking trails, bike trails, a via ferrata, and a finiculare that you can take to the summit.
The approach from Lugano is best from the Lugano-Paradiso train/bus stop. From there, a short walk up hill to via Guidino will bring you to the trail head for both the hiking trail and via ferrata. The trail is marked by the classic Swiss red-white-red blaze.
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This is a via ferrata route up the north-west facing cliffs. The route is about 250m or 820ft long. It can be done any time of year due to mild winters. Good weather may bring many people to the rock and the mountain in general. Since route is a fixed cable only a harness and shock-absorbing lanyards with carabiners are needed. These usually come as part of a via ferrata kit. However, they are not necessary as a couple of long daisy chains or quick-draws strung together will be more then adequat...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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