Piz Linard

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Piz Linard
View of Piz Linard from the Engadine valley (south)
Highest point
Elevation 3,410 m (11,190 ft)
Prominence 1,027 m (3,369 ft) [1]
Isolation 24.9 km (15.5 mi) [2]
Parent peak Piz Kesch
Listing List of mountains of Switzerland
Coordinates 46°47′56″N 10°04′17″E / 46.79889°N 10.07139°E / 46.79889; 10.07139Coordinates: 46°47′56″N 10°04′17″E / 46.79889°N 10.07139°E / 46.79889; 10.07139
Piz Linard is located in Switzerland
Piz Linard
Piz Linard
Location in Switzerland
Location Graubünden, Switzerland
Parent range Silvretta Alps
First ascent August 1, 1835 by Oswald Heer and Johann Madutz
Easiest route Scramble

Piz Linard is a pyramid-shaped mountain of the Swiss Alps. At 3,410 m it is the highest peak of the Silvretta mountain range.

It was first climbed on August 1, 1835 by the geologist and naturalist Oswald Heer led by Johann Madutz.

Piz Linard from the North in July 1986

There is a legend that a man of name "Chounard" reached the summit in 1572 carrying a large golden cross, however the cross has never been found.[citation needed]

Piz Linard is located between the valleys of Val Lavinuoz (east) and Val Saglains (west), both part of the basin of the Inn river in the Engadine valley.

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  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo maps. The key col is the Albula Pass (2,383 m).
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is Piz Kesch.

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