Piz Fess

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Piz Fess
View from Laax (north side)
Highest point
Elevation2,880 m (9,450 ft)
Prominence501 m (1,644 ft) [1]
Isolation9.7 kilometres (6.0 mi)
Parent peakRheinwaldhorn
Coordinates46°43′40.9″N 9°17′22.7″E / 46.728028°N 9.289639°E / 46.728028; 9.289639Coordinates: 46°43′40.9″N 9°17′22.7″E / 46.728028°N 9.289639°E / 46.728028; 9.289639
Piz Fess is located in Switzerland
Piz Fess
Piz Fess
Location in Switzerland
LocationGraubünden, Switzerland
Parent rangeLepontine Alps
First ascent10 August 1895 by Karl Viescher, Wieland Wieland and J. Christoffel.[2]

Piz Fess is a mountain of the Lepontine Alps, situated between the Val Lumnezia and Safiental in the canton of Graubünden. Piz Fess is the culminating point of the Signina range (Romansh: Cadeina dil Signina).

The mountain has two summits, a gentle summit named the Guter Fess ("Good Fess"; 2,874 m) and a not so gentle one named Böser Fess ("Angry Fess"; 2,880 m). In 1894 the pinnacle was still described as unclimbable, but the next summer Karl Viescher from Basel and the local guides Wieland Wieland and J. Christoffel reached the sharp summit.[2]

The summit of Böser Fess seen from the Guter Fess


  1. ^ Swisstopo map
  2. ^ a b W. Deriehsweiler, Das Safiental, Yearbook of the Swiss Alpin Club, 1919, p. 111

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