Piz Sardona

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Piz Sardona
Surenstock
Calfeisen.jpg
Piz Sardona from the Calfeisen valley (east side)
Highest point
Elevation 3,056 m (10,026 ft)
Prominence 113 m (371 ft) [1]
Parent peak Piz Segnas
Coordinates 46°55′22.2″N 9°15′5.4″E / 46.922833°N 9.251500°E / 46.922833; 9.251500Coordinates: 46°55′22.2″N 9°15′5.4″E / 46.922833°N 9.251500°E / 46.922833; 9.251500
Geography
Piz Sardona is located in Switzerland
Piz Sardona
Piz Sardona
Location in Switzerland
Location Glarus/St. Gallen, Switzerland
(mountain partially in Graubünden)
Parent range Glarus Alps

Piz Sardona (or Surenstock) is a mountain in the Glarus Alps, located on the border between the cantons Glarus and St. Gallen. The 3,056 metres high mountain overlooks the valleys of Elm (Glarus) and Calfeisen (St. Gallen). Less than one kilometre south of the summit lies the tripoint (3,000 metres) between the cantons of Glarus, St. Gallen and Graubünden. The summit itself is the northernmost point above 3,000 metres in Switzerland.

The massif is covered by a few small glaciers, the Sardonagletscher lying near the summit on the east side.

Piz Sardona is located within the Glarus thrust, a geologic UNESCO world heritage site, named Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona.

The Foo Pass lies to the north of the Piz Sardona and carries a hiking trail from Weisstannen in St. Gallen to Elm in Glarus, forming part of the Alpine Pass Route between Sargans to Montreux.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Surenjoch (2,943 m).

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