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Glarus Alps

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointTödi (3613 m/11,854 ft)
CountriesSwitzerland
States/ProvincesSchwyz (18%), Aargau (15%), Glarus (13%), Graubünden (12%), Sankt Gallen (11%), Uri (10%), Lucerne (9%), Zürich (7%), Zug (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area5,051 sq km / 1,950 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent105 km / 65 mi North-South
124 km / 77 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long47° 5' N; 8° 44' E
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Map of Glarus Alps
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Glarus Alps.
Northern AlpsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Berner OberlandLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Urner AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Glarus AlpsLevel 4
         Saint Gallen AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Western Austria AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Bavarian AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         KitzbuhelLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Glarus Alps

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Tödi361311,854 
2.Bifertenstock341911,217 
3.Oberalpstock332810,919 
4.Gross Schärhorn329710,817 
5.Clariden326710,719 
6.Gross Düssi325610,682 
7.Brigelser Hörner325110,666 
8.Ringelspitz324710,653 
9.Chli Schärhorn323210,604 
10.Vorder Ringel322410,577 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Glarus Alps

Tödi
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Majestic Tödi, undisputed ruler of the Glarus Alps, as seen from the upper slopes of Glärnischfirn (2015-06-22). Photo by Habakuk Tibatong.
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Oberalpstock
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perfect conditons! (2019-04-15). Photo by Stephan Tillmanns.
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Ringelspitz
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Ringelspitz: a true 'Spitz in every sense of the word (2016-06-07). Photo by Habakuk Tibatong.
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Chli Schärhorn
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Access from north (Klausenpass) (1995-10-20). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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Piz Segnas
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View from Trinserhorn to Piz Segnas (2010-08-26). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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Bristen
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Ascent in winter, view to the north (1996-02-29). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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Bächistock
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Bächistock with backpack Oct 2015 (2015-10-12). Photo by Stephan Tillmanns.
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Glärnisch
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Glärnisch Photo by Dale York.
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Vrenelisgärtli
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Vrenelisgärtli, most spectacular peak of the Glärnisch massif but unfortunately not its highest (2015-06-22). Photo by Habakuk Tibatong.
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Pizol
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Pizol in the center of the picture (2007-09-16). Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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