Forte del Monte Scale
Forte del Monte Scale is a high mountain military fortress at an elevation of 2.213m (7,260ft) above the sea level, located in the municipality of Valdidentro Sondrio, in Lombardy (Italy) and belongs to the Alps.
The fortress was built between 1911-1912. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides. The rough trail to the fortress is gravel, rocky and very steep. The road is totally closed to motor vehicles.
Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards. It’s a 1.9km long old military road. The last part is a narrow walking path.