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The Pizol (left) from the Pizolhütte
Highest point
Elevation 2,844 m (9,331 ft)
Prominence 457 m (1,499 ft) [1]
Parent peak Tödi
Coordinates 46°57′33″N 9°23′12″E / 46.95917°N 9.38667°E / 46.95917; 9.38667Coordinates: 46°57′33″N 9°23′12″E / 46.95917°N 9.38667°E / 46.95917; 9.38667
Pizol is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location St. Gallen, Switzerland
Parent range Glarus Alps

The Pizol is a mountain in the Glarus Alps of northeastern Switzerland, overlooking Wangs in the canton of St. Gallen. At 2,844 metres above sea level,[2] it is the highest summit of the chain separating the valleys of the Seez and the Tamina rivers, and the highest mountain lying entirely within the canton of St. Gallen.

There are five mountain lakes (Pizolseen) on Pizol: Wangsersee at Pizolhütte, Wildsee, Schottensee, Schwarzsee (2368 m) and Baschalvasee (2174 m).[3] A small cirque glacier,[4] the Pizolgletscher, lies above 2,600 metres on the northern side of the mountain.

Pizol Hut lies at 2,227 metres (7,306 ft).[5]


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Heidelpass (2,387 m).
  2. ^ Herbke, Stefan (2007). Ostschweiz: Appenzell - Toggenburg - Glarner Alpen : 50 ausgewählte Skitouren zwischen Säntis, Alviergruppe, Pizol und Tödi. Bergverlag Rother GmbH. p. 76. ISBN 978-3-7633-5918-9. 
  3. ^ Kaiser, Toni; Ihle, Jochen; Volken, Marco (1 December 2013). Pilatus: Wandermagazin SCHWEIZ 6_2013. Rothus Verlag. p. 32. ISBN 978-3-906274-00-3. 
  4. ^ Oerlemans, Johannes (29 June 2013). Glacier Fluctuations and Climatic Change: Proceedings of the Symposium on Glacier Fluctuations and Climatic Change, held at Amsterdam, 1–5 June 1987. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 85. ISBN 978-94-015-7823-3. 
  5. ^ Abend, Bernhard; Schliebitz, Anja (30 September 2013). Schweiz. Baedeker. p. 187. ISBN 978-3-8297-1455-6. 

External links[edit]

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