Piz Bernina

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Piz Bernina

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The famous Biancograt of Piz Bernina

Elevation 4,049 m13,284.121 ft
2.516 miles
Prominence 2,234 m1.388 miles
7,329.396 ft
Location Graubünden, Switzerland
Massif Piz Bernina Group
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DMS Coor. 46°22´56.6"N, 9°54´29.2"E
Swiss Coor. 789949 / 139760
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Piz Morteratsch
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Topo. Map SLK 1277: Piz Bernina
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Piz Bernina (4,049 m) is the highest mountain of the Central Eastern Alps and the summit of the Bernina Range. 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. Piz Bernina is located near St. Moritz one of the most famous resorts in the Swiss Alps.

The mountain takes its name from the Bernina Pass and was given in 1850 by Johann Coaz who also made the first ascent.

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