Oberhalbstein Alps

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Oberhalbstein Alps
Pizplatta surses.jpg
Piz Platta
Highest point
Peak Piz Platta
Elevation 3,386 m (11,109 ft)
Coordinates 46°29′13.1″N 9°33′42.2″E / 46.486972°N 9.561722°E / 46.486972; 9.561722
Geography
Countries Switzerland and Italy
States Graubünden and Lombardy
Range coordinates 46°27.3′N 9°30.45′E / 46.4550°N 9.50750°E / 46.4550; 9.50750Coordinates: 46°27.3′N 9°30.45′E / 46.4550°N 9.50750°E / 46.4550; 9.50750
Parent range Central Eastern Alps

The Oberhalbstein Alps (German: Oberhalbsteiner Alpen) or Platta Group (Italian: Alpi del Platta) are a mountain range in the Alps of eastern Switzerland and northern Italy. They are considered to be part of the Central Eastern Alps. The Oberhalbstein Alps are separated from the Lepontine Alps in the west by the Splügen Pass; from the Plessur Range in the north by the river Albula; from the Albula Alps in the east by the Septimer Pass and the river Gelgia; from the Bernina Range in the south by the Val Bregaglia.

The Oberhalbstein Alps are drained by the rivers Hinterrhein, Gelgia, Liro and Mera.

Peaks[edit]

Piz Platta

The main peaks of the Oberhalbstein Alps are:

Peak Elevation
m ft
Piz Platta 3392 11,129
Piz Forbesch 3258 10,689
Piz Timun 3201 10,502
Pizzo Stella 3163 10,375
Piz Duan 3133 10,279
Pizz Gallagiun 3107 10,200
Gletscherhorn 3106 10,191
Cima da Lägh 3082 10,112
Piz Grisch 3062 10,050
Usser Wissberg 3053 10,016
Piz Bles 3045 9,990
Surettahorn 3039 9,971
Piz Curvér 2975 9,761
Piz Alv 2854 9,365
Piz Miez 2835 9,301

Passes[edit]

The main mountain passes of the Oberhalbstein Alps are:

Mountain pass location type elevation
m ft
Passo della Duana Avers to the Val Bregaglia snow 2800 9187
Passo da la Prasignola Avers to Soglio cattle path 2720 8924
Forcella di Lago or Madris Pass Avers to Chiavenna foot path 2680 8793
Forcellina Avers to the Septimer Pass foot path 2673 8770
Passo di Lei Avers to Chiavenna foot path 2659 8724
Stallerberg Avers to Bivio foot path 2584 8478
Pass da Sett (Septimer Pass) Bivio to Val Bregaglia bridle path 2311 7582
Pass da Niemet Innerferrera to Madesimo foot path 2280 7481

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