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Val Sumvitg Kapelle Val.jpg
The south side of the Brigelser Hörner as seen from Val Sumvitg across the Surselva
Highest point
Peak Cavistrau Grond
Elevation 3,251 m (10,666 ft)
Prominence 448 m (1,470 ft) [1]
Parent peak Tödi
Coordinates 46°47′4.1″N 8°58′25.8″E / 46.784472°N 8.973833°E / 46.784472; 8.973833Coordinates: 46°47′4.1″N 8°58′25.8″E / 46.784472°N 8.973833°E / 46.784472; 8.973833
Cavistrau is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location Graubünden
Country Switzerland
Parent range Glarus Alps[2]
Topo map Swiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
First ascent 19 July 1865 by Rudolf Elmer [3]

The Cavistrau is a mountain consisting of two summits in the Glarus Alps, overlooking Brigels and Trun in canton of Graubünden. The mountain belongs to the Brigelser Hörner, of which Cavistrau Grond (3251 m) is the highest and Cavistrau Pign (3219 m), just 230 metres to its east side, the second highest. To its northern side above Val Frisal lies a nameless firn field.

The Cavistrau Grond is the highest mountain of the Glarus Alps lying entirely in Graubünden. The border with the canton of canton of Glarus is located a few kilometres north, across Val Frisal.


  1. ^ Swisstopo maps
  2. ^ John Ball, The Alpine Guide, Central Alps, 1866, London
  3. ^ H. Dübi, Die Brigselhörner, Jahrbuch des Schweizer Alpenclub, Volume 29, pp. 315-322