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Highest point
Elevation 2,794 m (9,167 ft)
Prominence 533 m (1,749 ft) [1]
Parent peak Tödi
Coordinates 46°55′0.4″N 9°5′35.3″E / 46.916778°N 9.093139°E / 46.916778; 9.093139Coordinates: 46°55′0.4″N 9°5′35.3″E / 46.916778°N 9.093139°E / 46.916778; 9.093139
Kärpf is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location Glarus, Switzerland
Parent range Glarus Alps

The Kärpf (or Chärpf) is a mountain in the Glarus Alps, at an elevation of 2,794 m (9,167 ft). The Kärpf is the highest point of the massif lying north of Richetli Pass (2,261 m or 7,418 ft). This range separates the two main valleys of Glarus: the main Linth valley with the village of Linthal on the west and the Sernftal with the village of Elm on the east.[2]

On the north side of the Kärpf is located a small valley, which is occupied by a lake, the Garichtisee.

Administratively, the mountain lies in the municipality of Glarus Süd, in the canton of Glarus.[2]


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Richetliepass (2,261 m).
  2. ^ a b map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 

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