Bifertenstock

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Bifertenstock
Romansh: Piz Durschin
Bifertenstock3.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 3,419 m (11,217 ft)
Prominence 357 m (1,171 ft) [1]
Parent peak Tödi
Coordinates 46°48′16″N 8°57′27″E / 46.80444°N 8.95750°E / 46.80444; 8.95750Coordinates: 46°48′16″N 8°57′27″E / 46.80444°N 8.95750°E / 46.80444; 8.95750
Geography
Bifertenstock is located in Switzerland
Bifertenstock
Bifertenstock
Location in Switzerland
Country Switzerland
Canton Canton of Graubünden and Glarus
Parent range Glarus Alps
Topo map Swiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

The Bifertenstock (Romansh: Piz Durschin) is a mountain in the Glarus Alps, located at an elevation of 3,419 m (11,217 ft) on the border between the cantons of Glarus (north) and Graubünden (south), its peak, however, is located about 25 metres south of the border. It overlooks four valleys: the valley of the Biferten Glacier to the north-west, the Griess Glacier to the north-east, the Val Punteglias to the south, which leads down to Trun, and the Val Frisal on the south-east. Glaciers cover both sides of the mountain, but are smaller on the southern side.[2]

The mountain lies in the municipalities of Trun and Breil/Brigels, in the canton of Graubünden, and Glarus Süd, in the canton of Glarus. The nearest settlements are the villages of Trun, to the south, and Linthal, to the north.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swisstopo maps
  2. ^ a b map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2015-06-04. 

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