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The Clariden above Klausen Pass
Highest point
Elevation 3,267 m (10,719 ft)
Prominence 413 m (1,355 ft) [1]
Parent peak Schärhorn
Coordinates 46°50′31.5″N 08°52′16.5″E / 46.842083°N 8.871250°E / 46.842083; 8.871250Coordinates: 46°50′31.5″N 08°52′16.5″E / 46.842083°N 8.871250°E / 46.842083; 8.871250
Clariden is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Country Switzerland
Canton Glarus and Uri,
Parent range Glarus Alps
Topo map Swiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

The Clariden is a mountain in the Glarus Alps, located at an elevation of 3,267 m (10,719 ft) between the Swiss cantons of Uri and Glarus. While on the north the Clariden overlooks the 1,948 m (6,391 ft) high Klausen Pass, the south side is covered by large glaciers. The Hüfifirn on the west is drained by the Chärstelenbach, a tributary of the Reuss that eventually flows into Lake Lucerne. The Claridenfirn on the east is drained by the Linth that eventually flows into Lake Zürich.[2]

The mountain lies in the municipalities of Silenen and Spiringen, in the canton of Schwyz, and Glarus Süd, in the canton of Glarus. The nearest settlements are the villages of Unterschächen to the north-west, and Linthal to the north-east, which lie at each end of the Klausen Pass.[2]


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Chammlilücke (2,854 m).
  2. ^ a b (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 

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