Albula Alps

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Albula Alps
Piz Kesch HQ.jpg
Piz Kesch
Highest point
Peak Piz Kesch
Elevation 3,418 m (11,214 ft)
Coordinates 46°37′N 09°52′E / 46.617°N 9.867°E / 46.617; 9.867Coordinates: 46°37′N 09°52′E / 46.617°N 9.867°E / 46.617; 9.867
Geography
Albula Alps is located in Switzerland
Albula Alps
Country Switzerland
State Graubünden
Borders on Oberhalbstein Range, Silvretta and Bernina Alps

The Albula Alps are a mountain range in the Alps of eastern Switzerland. They are considered to be part of the Central Eastern Alps, more specifically the Rhaetian Alps.[1] They are named after the River Albula. The Albula Alps are separated from the Oberhalbstein Alps in the west by the Septimer Pass and the Julia valley; from the Plessur Alps in the north-west by the Landwasser valley; from the Silvretta group in the north-east by the Flüela Pass; from the Bernina Range in the south-east by the Maloja Pass and the Inn valley (upper Engadin).

The Albula Alps are drained by the Albula, Julia, Landwasser and Inn rivers.

Peaks[edit]

Lunghin Pass (major watershed)

The main peaks of the Albula Alps are:

Peak Elevation (m/ft)
Piz Kesch 3422 11,288
Piz Calderas 3393 11,132
Piz Julier 3385 11,106
Piz d'Err 3381 11,093
Piz Ela 3340 10,959
Piz Uertsch 3273 10,739
Piz Ot 3251 10,667
Piz Jenatsch 3250 10,663
Piz Vadret 3226 10,584
Piz Sarsura 3178 10,427
Corn da Tinizong 3173 10,412
Piz Lagrev 3165 10,384
Piz Mitgel 3163 10,378
Flüela Schwarzhorn 3156 10,355
Hoch Ducan 3066 10,060
Piz Forun 3052 10,013
Piz Arpschella 3032   9,948
Piz Grevasalvas 2932   9,619
Piz Lunghin 2780   9,121

Passes[edit]

The Albula Alps are crossed by one railway tunnel, under the Albula Pass. The main mountain passes of the Albula Alps are:

Mountain pass location type elevation (m/ft)
Fuorcla Calderas Mulegns to Bever snow 3130 10,270
Fuorcla d'Eschia Madulain to Bergün snow 3008 9869
Sertig Pass Davos to S-chanf foot path 2762 9062
Tinzentor Bergün to Savognin foot path 2718 8918
Ducan Pass Davos to Bergün foot path 2671 8763
Forcella di Lunghino Maloja to the Septimer Pass foot path 2635 8645
Scaletta Pass Davos to S-chanf bridle path 2619 8593
Suvretta Pass St. Moritz to Val Bever bridle path 2618 8590
Fuorcla d'Alp Fontauna Bergün to S-chanf foot path 2615 8580
Grialetsch Pass Davos to Susch foot path 2546 8353
Flüela Pass Davos to Susch road 2389 7838
Albula Pass Bergün to La Punt-Chamues-ch road 2315 7595
Septimer Pass Bivio to Val Bregaglia bridle path 2311 7582
Julier Pass Thusis to Silvaplana road 2287 7504
Maloja Pass St. Moritz to Chiavenna road 1815 5955

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reynolds, Kev (2005). Walking in the Alps, 2nd ed., Cicerone, Singapore, p. 275, ISBN 1-85284-261-X.

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