|Elevation||3,971 m (13,028 ft)|
|Prominence||89 m (292 ft) |
|Parent peak||Piz Bernina|
|Parent range||Bernina Range|
|First ascent||13 September 1877 by Paul Güssfeldt, Hans Grass and Caspar Capat|
Piz Scerscen (3,971 m) is a mountain in the Bernina Range in Switzerland and Italy, joining the neighbouring Piz Bernina by its north-east ridge via a 3,895 m pass. Its name means 'the circular mountain' ('Scerscen' is pronounced cherchen).
The mountain has a prominent secondary summit called the Schneehaube (3,875 m).
The first ascent of Piz Scerscen was by Paul Güssfeldt, Hans Grass and Caspar Capat on 13 September 1877 via the north-west spur, descending the same way. This is the well-known Eisnase route, involving a 100-metre ice pitch of between 60–70°, although its precise length and steepness are debated. . This was the route followed by Walter Risch on the first solo ascent of the mountain in 1924. The first ascent of the north-west face was by Christian Klucker and L. Norman-Neruda on 9 July 1890.
- Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Fuorcla Scerscen-Bernina (3,882 m).
- Collomb, Robin, Bernina Alps, Goring: West Col Productions, 1988, p. 77–8
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