Vorab

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Vorab
Bündner Vorab
Vorab von Nordost.jpg
Vorab and glacier as seen from northeast: highest peak is Bündner Vorab, to its right Glarner Vorab. In between you can see the snow cap of Tödi.
Highest point
Elevation 3,028 m (9,934 ft)
Prominence 408 m (1,339 ft) [1]
Parent peak Piz Segnas
Listing Alpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates 46°52′26.5″N 9°9′23.6″E / 46.874028°N 9.156556°E / 46.874028; 9.156556Coordinates: 46°52′26.5″N 9°9′23.6″E / 46.874028°N 9.156556°E / 46.874028; 9.156556
Geography
Vorab is located in Switzerland
Vorab
Vorab
Location in Switzerland
Location Glarus/Graubünden, Switzerland
Parent range Glarus Alps

The Vorab is a mountain of the Glarus Alps, located on the border between the cantons of Glarus and Graubünden. The summit (3,028 metres) is also named Bündner Vorab to distinguish it from a lower summit (3,018 metres) named Glarner Vorab. A glacier runs down its eastern face where the valley continues a moderate inclination down towards Flims, where it can be seen for example from Caumasee. It cannot be seen from the adjacend municipalities on the south though. The northwestern face however consists of a sheer drop towards Elm.

Territorially it divides on the municipal areas of Laax on its eastern face, a narrow southern stripe within Siat and Elm on its northwestern face. The secondary peaks that belong to the massive include also the municipalities of Ruschein and Panix.

Since 1979 there is a terminal station of a platter lift near the Glarner Vorab. This comes up from the terminal station of a gondola lift ending at the edge of the glacier, all of these installations belonging to the skiing resort of Flims-Laax-Falera [2] which uses the name of Laax only for winter marketing.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Bündnerbergjoch (2,620 m).
  2. ^ Skiing holidays Switzerland, Graubünden, Flims Laax

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