Piz Corvatsch

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Piz Corvatsch
Corvatsch from station.JPG
Piz Corvatsch seen from the Corvatsch station
Elevation 3,451 m (11,322 ft)
Isolation 5.2 km (3.2 mi)[1]
Prominence 383 m (1,257 ft)[2]
Parent peak Piz Bernina
Translation Crow (or raven) peak
Location
Piz Corvatsch is located in Switzerland
Piz Corvatsch
Piz Corvatsch
Location in Switzerland
Location Graubünden, Switzerland
Range Bernina Range
Coordinates 46°24′30″N 9°48′58″E / 46.40833°N 9.81611°E / 46.40833; 9.81611Coordinates: 46°24′30″N 9°48′58″E / 46.40833°N 9.81611°E / 46.40833; 9.81611
Climbing
First ascent 1850 by Johann Coaz and party[3]
Easiest route From the Corvatsch station

Piz Corvatsch is a mountain of the Bernina Range, overlooking Lake Silvaplana in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. With an elevation of 3,451 m (11,322 ft), it is the highest point on the range separating the main Engadin valley from the Val Roseg.

A lower summit, Piz Murtel (3,304 m (10,840 ft)), lies just above the cable car station (the cable car leaves from Silvaplana).

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Piz Corvatsch (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −8.6
(16.5)
−9.5
(14.9)
−8.2
(17.2)
−6.0
(21.2)
−1.5
(29.3)
1.8
(35.2)
4.8
(40.6)
4.9
(40.8)
1.6
(34.9)
−1.0
(30.2)
−5.7
(21.7)
−8.0
(17.6)
−3.0
(26.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −11.3
(11.7)
−12.1
(10.2)
−10.8
(12.6)
−8.3
(17.1)
−3.6
(25.5)
−0.4
(31.3)
2.3
(36.1)
2.3
(36.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
−3.3
(26.1)
−8.1
(17.4)
−10.6
(12.9)
−5.4
(22.3)
Average low °C (°F) −13.8
(7.2)
−14.8
(5.4)
−13.4
(7.9)
−10.7
(12.7)
−5.9
(21.4)
−2.7
(27.1)
−0.2
(31.6)
0.0
(32)
−2.8
(27)
−5.5
(22.1)
−10.5
(13.1)
−13.1
(8.4)
−7.8
(18)
Precipitation mm (inches) 45
(1.77)
41
(1.61)
52
(2.05)
68
(2.68)
97
(3.82)
104
(4.09)
104
(4.09)
105
(4.13)
81
(3.19)
77
(3.03)
71
(2.8)
56
(2.2)
900
(35.43)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 6.9 6.4 8.6 10.8 13.3 12.9 11.9 11.8 9.0 8.9 9.1 8.1 117.7
 % humidity 62 64 71 77 80 80 77 77 75 68 68 66 72
Mean monthly sunshine hours 149 160 188 171 177 182 216 195 181 179 135 130 2,063
Source: MeteoSwiss [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is northwest of Piz Roseg.
  2. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Fuorcla Fex-Roseg (3,068 m).
  3. ^ Collomb, Robin, Bernina Alps, Goring: West Col Productions, 1988, p. 109.
  4. ^ "Climate Norm Value Tables". Climate diagrams and normals from Swiss measuring stations. Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss). Retrieved 23 January 2013.  The weather station elevation is 3305 meters above sea level.
  • Collomb, Robin, Bernina Alps, Goring: West Col Productions, 1988

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