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Rhaetian Alps

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointPiz Bernina (4049 m/13,284 ft)
CountriesSwitzerland (64%), Italy (36%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesGraubünden (64%), Lombardy (33%), Trentino-Alto Adige (3%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area5,958 sq km / 2,300 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent93 km / 58 mi North-South
92 km / 57 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 34' N; 9° 56' E
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Map of Rhaetian Alps
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Rhaetian Alps.
Southern AlpsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Pennine AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Lepontine AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Rhaetian AlpsLevel 4
                 Bernina GroupLevel 5 (Child)
                 Disgrazia GroupLevel 5 (Child)
         Orobie AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         OrtlesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Brenta-Adamello-Garda GroupLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Rhaetian Alps

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Piz Bernina404913,284Bernina Group
2.Pizzo Zupò399613,110Bernina Group
3.Piz Argient394512,943Bernina Group
4.Piz Roseg393712,917Bernina Group
5.Piz Palü390512,812Bernina Group
6.Crast' Agüzza385412,644Bernina Group
7.Piz Morteratsch375112,306Bernina Group
8.Monte Disgrazia367812,067Disgrazia Group
9.Piz Varuna345311,329Bernina Group
10.Piz Corvatsch345111,322Bernina Group
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Piz Bernina404913,284Bernina Group
2.Monte Disgrazia367812,067Disgrazia Group



Photos of Peaks in the Rhaetian Alps

Piz Bernina
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Climbers traversing the summit ridge from Piz Alv to Piz Bernina in high winds on the Biancograt Route (2012-07-23). Photo by Robert Garneau.
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