List of mountains of the canton of Glarus

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This is a list of mountains of the Swiss canton of Glarus. Glarus is a very mountainous canton and lies entirely within the Alps. It is also one of the five cantons having summits above 3,600 metres. Topographically, the most important summit of the canton is that of the Tödi (most elevated, most prominent and most isolated).

This list only includes significant summits with a topographic prominence of at least 150 metres (492 ft). There are over 40 such summits in Glarus and they are found in all its three municipalities.[1] All mountain heights and prominences on the list are from the largest-scale maps available.[2]

List[edit]

Mountain Height (m) [2] Drop (m) Coordinates Range Municipality(ies) First[3]
ascent
Tödi (Piz Russein) 3614 1570 46°48′40″N 08°54′53″E / 46.81111°N 8.91472°E / 46.81111; 8.91472 Glarus Alps Glarus Süd 1824
Bifertenstock/Piz Durschin 3419 383 46°48′16″N 08°57′27″E / 46.80444°N 8.95750°E / 46.80444; 8.95750 Glarus Alps Glarus Süd 1863
Clariden 3267 413 46°50′31″N 08°52′17″E / 46.84194°N 8.87139°E / 46.84194; 8.87139 Glarus Alps Glarus Süd 1863
Hausstock 3158 655 46°52′28″N 09°03′56″E / 46.87444°N 9.06556°E / 46.87444; 9.06556 Glarus Alps Glarus Süd 1832
Piz Segnas 3099 607 46°54′28″N 09°14′23″E / 46.90778°N 9.23972°E / 46.90778; 9.23972 Glarus Alps Glarus Süd 1861
Selbsanft 3029 180 46°49′54″N 08°58′42″E / 46.83167°N 8.97833°E / 46.83167; 8.97833 Glarus Alps Glarus Süd
Bündner Vorab 3028 408 46°52′26″N 09°09′24″E / 46.87389°N 9.15667°E / 46.87389; 9.15667 Glarus Alps Glarus Süd 1842
Glärnisch (Bächistock) 2914 966 46°59′42″N 08°59′43″E / 46.99500°N 8.99528°E / 46.99500; 8.99528 Glarus Alps Glarus/Glarus Süd
Bös Fulen 2802 367 46°58′02″N 08°56′45″E / 46.96722°N 8.94583°E / 46.96722; 8.94583 Glarus Alps Glarus
Kärpf 2794 533 46°55′00″N 09°05′36″E / 46.91667°N 9.09333°E / 46.91667; 9.09333 Glarus Alps Glarus Süd
Ortstock 2716 538 46°55′31″N 08°56′53″E / 46.92528°N 8.94806°E / 46.92528; 8.94806 Glarus Alps Glarus Süd
Foostock/Ruchen 2611 388 46°57′24″N 09°14′41″E / 46.95667°N 9.24472°E / 46.95667; 9.24472 Glarus Alps Glarus Süd
Magerrain 2524 357 47°01′59″N 09°13′12″E / 47.03306°N 9.22000°E / 47.03306; 9.22000 Glarus Alps Glarus Süd
Mürtschenstock 2441 601 47°04′10″N 09°08′41″E / 47.06944°N 9.14472°E / 47.06944; 9.14472 Glarus Alps Glarus Nord
Gufelstock 2436 423 47°01′30″N 09°08′48″E / 47.02500°N 9.14667°E / 47.02500; 9.14667 Glarus Alps Glarus Süd
Mutteristock (Redertenstock) 2295 745 47°02′54″N 08°56′35″E / 47.04833°N 8.94306°E / 47.04833; 8.94306 Glarus Alps Glarus
Rautispitz 2283 465 47°04′16″N 09°00′42″E / 47.07111°N 9.01167°E / 47.07111; 9.01167 Glarus Alps Glarus/Glarus Nord
Chöpfenberg 1896 465 47°07′07″N 08°58′07″E / 47.11861°N 8.96861°E / 47.11861; 8.96861 Glarus Alps Glarus Nord

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christian Thöni, Directory of the mountains of Switzerland
  2. ^ a b All mountain heights and prominences are from the 1:25,000 Swisstopo topographic maps.
  3. ^ The three main sources for first ascent data are:
    For the Western Alps; W.A.B. Coolidge, The Alps in nature and history, Methuen & Co, London, 1908.
    For the Central Alps; Gottlieb Studer, Über Eis und Schnee: Die höchsten Gipfel der Schweiz und die Geschichte ihrer Besteigung, Volumes 1-3, Schmid & Francke, Bern, 1896-1899.
    For the Eastern Alps: Die Erschließung der Ostalpen, Volumes 1-3, German and Austrian Alpine Club, Berlin, 1894.
    Given are the years for the first recorded ascents. In many cases local people or surveyors made earlier ascents. In particular, chamois and ibex hunters are expected to have reached many summits. Years in italics indicate that it is known that an earlier ascent was made, for example by the presence of artifacts on top or the summit's prior use as a triangulation point.