Piz Argient

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Piz Argient
Bellavista.jpg
Bellavista (left and centre), Piz Argient (snowy dome, right) and Crast' Agüzza (rocky peak, extreme right)
Highest point
Elevation 3,945 m (12,943 ft)
Prominence 99 m (325 ft) [1]
Isolation 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi)
Parent peak Piz Zupò
Coordinates 46°21′57.28″N 9°55′30.9″E / 46.3659111°N 9.925250°E / 46.3659111; 9.925250Coordinates: 46°21′57.28″N 9°55′30.9″E / 46.3659111°N 9.925250°E / 46.3659111; 9.925250
Naming
Translation Silver peak
Geography
Piz Argient is located in Alps
Piz Argient
Piz Argient
Location in the Alps
Location Italy / Switzerland
Parent range Bernina Range
Geology
Mountain type Granite
Climbing
First ascent 1869 by Seiler and von Seldeneck, with guides Christian Grass, J. B. Walther and a chamois hunter
Easiest route North-east ridge from the Fuorcla dal Zupò (F)

Piz Argient (3,945 m) is a mountain in the Bernina Range of the Alps on the border between Italy and the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

The peak is bounded to the north by the Morteratsch Glacier, to the west by the Upper Scerscen Glacier, and to the south and east by the Fellaria Glacier. It is separated from Piz Zupò to its east by the Fuorcla dal Zupò (3,851 m) and from Crast' Agüzza to its north-west by the Fuorcla da l'Argient (3,705 m).

Huts[edit]

  • Marco e Rosa Hut (3,597 m)
  • Marinelli Hut (2,813 m)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swisstopo maps
  • Collomb, Robin, Bernina Alps, Goring: West Col Productions, 1988

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