Portjengrat

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Portjengrat
Pizzo d'Andolla
Portjen-d-andolla.jpg
View from the south ridge of the Weissmies
Elevation 3,654 m (11,988 ft)
Prominence 411 m (1,348 ft)[1]
Parent peak Weissmies
Location
Portjengrat is located in Alps
Portjengrat
Portjengrat
Location in the Alps
Location Valais, Switzerland
Piedmont, Italy
Range Pennine Alps
Coordinates 46°06′03.4″N 8°02′05″E / 46.100944°N 8.03472°E / 46.100944; 8.03472Coordinates: 46°06′03.4″N 8°02′05″E / 46.100944°N 8.03472°E / 46.100944; 8.03472
Climbing
First ascent 7 September1871 by Franz and Alexander Burgener guiding Clinton Thomas Dent

The Portjengrat (also known as Pizzo d'Andolla) is a mountain of the Pennine Alps, located on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It lies south of the Weissmies and the Zwischbergen Pass, where the international border diverges away from the main Alpine watershed. The summit of the Portjengrat has an elevation of 3,654 metres above sea level and is the tripoint between the valleys of Saas, Divedro (both in Valais) and Antrona (in Piedmont). It is the culminating point of the Antrona valley.

The east side of the Portjengrat is covered by a glacier named Zwischbergen Gletscher. Smaller glaciers can be found on the west and south side of the mountain.

The closest locality is Saas-Almagell, on the west side.

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  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located south of the Zwischbergen Pass at 3,243 metres.

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