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Winter 2009
Highest point
Elevation 2,964.3 m (9,725 ft)  (Swiss measurement)
2,965 metres (Austrian measurement)
Prominence 826 m (2,710 ft) [1]
Isolation 30.3 km (18.8 mi) [2]
Parent peak Piz Kesch
Coordinates 47°03′14″N 9°42′26″E / 47.05389°N 9.70722°E / 47.05389; 9.70722Coordinates: 47°03′14″N 9°42′26″E / 47.05389°N 9.70722°E / 47.05389; 9.70722
Schesaplana is located in Alps
Location in the Alps
Location Vorarlberg, Austria
Graubünden, Switzerland
Parent range Rätikon
First ascent 24 August 1610 by Christa Barball, Claus Manall, David Pappus
Easiest route Hike

The Schesaplana is the highest mountain in the Rätikon mountain range at the border between Vorarlberg, Austria and Graubuenden, Switzerland. It has an elevation of 2,964.3 m (9,725 ft).

On the north side of the Schesaplana is a glacier called Brandner Gletscher. To the east is the Lünersee.

It is possible to reach the summit on various routes during a hike, making it useful for a multiday trek between the mountain huts in the area. A more horizontal trek is following the whole of the Rätikon chain along its southern face, called "Prättigauer Höhenweg".[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Swisstopo maps
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is north of the Chlein Seehorn.
  3. ^ Hiking Switzerland past Schesaplana, Graubünden

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