Witenwasserenstock

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Witenwasserenstock
Witenwasserenstock.jpg
The summit
Elevation 3,082 m (10,112 ft)
Prominence 89 m (292 ft)[1]
Parent peak Pizzo Rotondo
Location
Witenwasserenstock is located in Switzerland
Witenwasserenstock
Witenwasserenstock
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais/Uri, Switzerland
Range Lepontine Alps
Coordinates 46°31′41.9″N 8°28′27.3″E / 46.528306°N 8.474250°E / 46.528306; 8.474250Coordinates: 46°31′41.9″N 8°28′27.3″E / 46.528306°N 8.474250°E / 46.528306; 8.474250

The Witenwasserenstock (3,082 m) is a peak between the Swiss cantons of Valais and Uri, located in the Lepontine Alps. Close to the summit lies the tripoint border between the cantons of Valais, Uri and Ticino and the triple watershed of the Rhine, Po and Rhône basins.

Geography and hydrography[edit]

The Witenwasserenstock lies between the valleys of Geretal (west) and Witenwasseren (north-east). At the foot of the mountain are located the Geren and Witenwasseren Glaciers. The tripoint between the cantons of Valais, Uri and Ticino (3,025 m) is located 300 m east from the summit. It acts as a notable watershed. On the west the Gerenwasser ends in the young Rhone, on the east the Witenwasserenreuss ends in the Reuss river, a tributary of the Rhine and, on the east, the Ri di Bedretto ends in the Ticino river (in the Leventina), a tributary of the Po.

See also[edit]

Piz Lunghin a Swiss mountain triple watershed of Danube, Po and Rhine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Passo dei Sabbioni (2,993 m).

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