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Rhaetian Alps

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointPiz Bernina (4049 m/13,284 ft)
CountriesSwitzerland (128%), Italy (72%)
(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.Piz Zupò399613,110Bernina Group
3.Piz Argient394512,943Bernina Group
4.Piz Roseg393612,913Bernina Group
5.Piz Palü390512,812Bernina Group
6.Piz Palü-Ostgipfel388212,736Bernina Group
7.Crast' Agüzza385412,644Bernina Group
8.Piz Morteratsch375112,306Bernina Group
9.Monte Disgrazia367812,067Disgrazia Group
10.Piz Cambrena360611,831Bernina 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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Monte Disgrazia
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View from east, on the Italian normal route to Piz Bernina (2016-08-08). Photo by Ondrej Trocak.
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Piz Kesch
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Piz Kesch July 2013 (2013-07-17). Photo by Stephan Tillmanns.
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Piz Calderas
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View from west, point 2474m. Peak is in the middle of the picture (2019-10-26). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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Piz Platta
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Cross on Summit (2008-09-29). Photo by Stephan Tillmanns.
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Pizzo Cengalo
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Entering the high basin and the route to the ridgeline for Pizzo Cenglao (to the right and in the clouds) (2018-08-23). Photo by Paul Lind.
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Schwarzhorn
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view from Furocla Radönt 2785m (2011-11-13). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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Piz Duan
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view from point 3103m to Piz Duan (2015-07-10). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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Piz Nuna
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view from Fuorcla Stragliavita to the summit (2014-11-02). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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Piz Nair
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On the summit of Piz Nair high above St. Moritz (2004-08-01). Photo by Rok Podgornik.
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