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The Pizol (left) from the Pizolhütte
Elevation 2,844 m (9,331 ft)
Prominence 457 m (1,499 ft)[1]
Parent peak Tödi
Pizol is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location St. Gallen, Switzerland
Range Glarus Alps
Coordinates 46°57′33″N 9°23′12″E / 46.95917°N 9.38667°E / 46.95917; 9.38667Coordinates: 46°57′33″N 9°23′12″E / 46.95917°N 9.38667°E / 46.95917; 9.38667

The Pizol is a mountain in the Glarus Alps, overlooking Bad Ragaz in the canton of St. Gallen. At 2,844 metres above sea level, it is the highest summit of the chain separating the valleys of the Seez and the Tamina and the highest mountain lying entirely within the canton of St. Gallen.

The Pizol (right) seen from the Pizolgletscher

There are five mountain lakes (Pizolseen) on Pizol: Wangsersee at Pizolhütte, Wildsee, Schottensee, Schwarzsee (2368 m) and Baschalvasee (2174 m). A small glacier, the Pizolgletscher, lies above 2,600 metres on the northern side of the mountain.

The Pizol can be climbed by experienced hikers. The shortest route starts at the Mugger Cham cable car station (near Pizolhütte) at 2,200 metres and crosses the glacier before reaching the summit via the south ridge. The massif is also a popular for the hikes around the lakes.



  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Heidelpass (2,387 m).

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