Piz Bernina


Piz Bernina

Infobox Mountain
Name=Piz Bernina
Photo=PizBernina3.jpg
Caption=Piz Bernina with the "Biancograt" to the right
Elevation=convert|4049|m|ft|0|lk=on
Location = Graubünden, Switzerland
Range=Bernina Alps
latd= 46|latm=22 |lats=56.6 |latNS=N
longd=9 |longm=54 |longs=29.2 |longEW=E
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Listing = Ultra
Prominence = 2,234m ranked 5th in the Alps
Coordinates = coord|display=inline,title|46|22|56.6|N|9|54|29.2|E|region:CH-GR_type:mountain
First ascent=13 September 1850 by J. Coaz, J. R. Tschamer and L. R. Tschamer
Easiest route=rock/ice climb

Piz Bernina (4,049 m) is the highest mountain of the Eastern Alps. It is also the furthest easterly mountain higher than 4,000 m in the Alps, the highest point of the Graubünden canton of Switzerland, and the fifth most prominent peak in the Alps. Although the mountain straddles the Swiss-Italian border, the highest summit is entirely on Swiss territory.

First Ascent

The mountain takes its name from the pass and was given in 1850 by Johann Coaz, who made the first ascent with J. R. Tscharner and L. R. Tscharner via the Labyrinth, Sass dal Pos and the east ridge.

Alpine huts

*Rifugio Carate Brianza (2,662 m) - capacity 32 beds, 3 places in winterraum
*Rifugio Marinelli Bombardieri (2,813 m) - capacity 220 beds, 15 places in winterraum
*Rifugio Marco e Rosa (3,609 m) - capacity 50 beds, 32 places in winterraum
*Chamanna da Tschierva (2,573 m) - capacity 100 beds
*Chamanna Boval (2,495 m) - capacity 120 beds
*Chamanna da Diavolezza (2,973 m) - capacity 234 beds

See also

*Swiss Alps

References

*Collomb, Robin, "Bernina Alps", Goring: West Col Productions, 1988

External links

* [http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150264/piz-bernina.html Piz Bernina on SummitPost]
* [http://www.supervht.com/Bernina-4049.htm Italian route account] - czech/english
*HDS|8991|Piz Bernina|author=Martin Bundi|rm=2028


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