Mangart

Mangart or Mangrt is a mountain in the Julian Alps, located on the border between Italy and Slovenia. With an elevation of 2,679 metres (8,789 ft), it is the third-highest peak in Slovenia, after Triglav and Škrlatica. It was first climbed in 1794 by the naturalist Franz von Hohenwart. Mangart is also the name of the mountain range between the Koritnica Valley and the Mangart Valley, with the highest peak called Veliki Mangart (Big Mount Mangart).

Mangart
Mangrt
Mangart
Highest point
Elevation2,679 m (8,789 ft)
Prominence1,065 m (3,494 ft)[1]
Isolation12.7 kilometres (7.9 mi)
ListingAlpine mountains 2500-2999 m
Coordinates46°26′24″N 013°39′14″E
Geography
Mangart
Location in the Alps
LocationSlovenia - Italy
Parent rangeJulian Alps
Climbing
First ascent1794

Name

Mount Mangart was attested in historical sources in 1617 as Monhart. The name is of German origin, derived from the personal name Mainhart (from Old High German Maganhard). In addition to serving as the name of the mountain, this German name has also developed into Slovene surnames such as Manhart and Menart.[2]

Access

The road to Mangart Saddle (Slovene: Mangartsko sedlo; 2,072 metres or 6,798 feet) is the highest road in Slovenia.[3] The Mangart Pass Lodge is located at the western foot of Mangart. There are two lakes under Mangart's northern face.

References

  1. "Mangart - peakbagger". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  2. Snoj, Marko (2009). Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan. p. 252.
  3. Velkovrh, Ciril (2004). "Veliki vrhovi na zemljevidih Atlasa Slovenije" [Veliki Vrh on the Maps of the Atlas of Slovenia] (PDF). Geodetski vestnik (in Slovenian). Association of Geodesists. 48 (1): 108–110. ISSN 0351-0271.
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