List of mountains of the canton of St. Gallen

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The Ringelspitz (left) and Piz Sardona (background) from the Calanda.

This is a list of mountains of the Swiss canton of St. Gallen. The canton of St. Gallen is partially located in the Alps and is one of the nine cantons having summits over 3,000 metres. Topographically, the two most important summits of the canton are those of the Ringelspitz (most elevated and isolated) and the Säntis (most prominent).

This list only includes significant summits with a topographic prominence of at least 150 metres (492 ft). There are over 50 such summits in the canton of St. Gallen and they are mostly found in its southern districts.[1] All mountain heights and prominences on the list are from the largest-scale maps available.[2]

List[edit]

Mountain Height (m) [2] Drop (m) Coordinates Range District(s) First[3]
ascent
Ringelspitz/Piz Barghis 3247 843 46°53′54″N 09°20′35″E / 46.89833°N 9.34306°E / 46.89833; 9.34306 Glarus Alps Sarganserland 1865
Piz Dolf 3028 250 46°54′12″N 09°16′00″E / 46.90333°N 9.26667°E / 46.90333; 9.26667 Glarus Alps Sarganserland
Pizol 2844 457 46°57′33″N 09°23′12″E / 46.95917°N 9.38667°E / 46.95917; 9.38667 Glarus Alps Sarganserland 1864
Haldensteiner Calanda 2805 1460 46°54′00″N 09°28′03″E / 46.90000°N 9.46750°E / 46.90000; 9.46750 Glarus Alps Sarganserland 1559
Foostock/Ruchen 2611 388 46°57′24″N 09°14′41″E / 46.95667°N 9.24472°E / 46.95667; 9.24472 Glarus Alps Sarganserland
Magerrain 2524 357 47°01′59″N 09°13′12″E / 47.03306°N 9.22000°E / 47.03306; 9.22000 Glarus Alps Sarganserland
Säntis 2502 2015 47°14′58″N 09°20′36″E / 47.24944°N 9.34333°E / 47.24944; 9.34333 Appenzell Alps Toggenburg 1680
Altmann 2435 313 47°14′22″N 09°22′18″E / 47.23944°N 9.37167°E / 47.23944; 9.37167 Appenzell Alps Toggenburg
Gamsberg 2385 1358 47°08′07″N 09°22′28″E / 47.13528°N 9.37444°E / 47.13528; 9.37444 Appenzell Alps Sarganserland/Werdenberg
Hinterrugg 2306 470 47°09′13″N 09°18′17″E / 47.15361°N 9.30472°E / 47.15361; 9.30472 Appenzell Alps Sarganserland/Toggenburg
Brisi 2279 325 47°09′12″N 09°16′36″E / 47.15333°N 9.27667°E / 47.15333; 9.27667 Appenzell Alps Sarganserland/Toggenburg
Speer 1951 535 47°11′08″N 09°07′22″E / 47.18556°N 9.12278°E / 47.18556; 9.12278 Appenzell Alps See-Gaster/Toggenburg
Furgglenfirst 1951 302 47°15′24″N 09°26′25″E / 47.25667°N 9.44028°E / 47.25667; 9.44028 Appenzell Alps Werdenberg
Mattstock 1936 358 47°10′11″N 09°08′09″E / 47.16972°N 9.13583°E / 47.16972; 9.13583 Appenzell Alps See-Gaster
Stockberg 1782 302 47°13′44″N 09°14′34″E / 47.22889°N 9.24278°E / 47.22889; 9.24278 Appenzell Alps Toggenburg
Tweralpspitz 1332 542 47°17′27″N 09°01′34″E / 47.29083°N 9.02611°E / 47.29083; 9.02611 Appenzell Alps See-Gaster/Toggenburg
Höchhand 1314 311 47°17′52″N 08°58′41″E / 47.29778°N 8.97806°E / 47.29778; 8.97806 Appenzell Alps See-Gaster
Wilkethöchi 1172 310 47°20′18″N 09°10′30″E / 47.33833°N 9.17500°E / 47.33833; 9.17500 Appenzell Alps Toggenburg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christian Thöni, Directory of the mountains of Switzerland
  2. ^ a b All mountain heights and prominences are from the 1:25,000 Swisstopo topographic maps.
  3. ^ The three main sources for first ascent data are:
    For the Western Alps; W.A.B. Coolidge, The Alps in nature and history, Methuen & Co, London, 1908.
    For the Central Alps; Gottlieb Studer, Über Eis und Schnee: Die höchsten Gipfel der Schweiz und die Geschichte ihrer Besteigung, Volumes 1-3, Schmid & Francke, Bern, 1896-1899.
    For the Eastern Alps: Die Erschließung der Ostalpen, Volumes 1-3, German and Austrian Alpine Club, Berlin, 1894.
    Given are the years for the first recorded ascents. In many cases local people or surveyors made earlier ascents. In particular, chamois and ibex hunters are expected to have reached many summits. Years in italics indicate that it is known that an earlier ascent was made, for example by the presence of artifacts on top or the summit's prior use as a triangulation point.