Bernina Range


Bernina Range

Geobox|Range
name=Bernina Range



image_caption=The main summits of the Bernina range above the Morteratsch Glacier
country=Switzerland |country1=Italy
state= | state1=
parent=Central Eastern Alps
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area= | length= | length_orientation=
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highest=Piz Bernina
highest_elevation=4049
highest_lat_d=46|highest_lat_m=37|highest_lat_s=|highest_lat_NS=N
highest_long_d=09|highest_long_m=52|highest_long_s=|highest_long_EW=E


map_caption=Location of the Bernina Range
The Bernina Range is a mountain range in the Alps of eastern Switzerland and northern Italy. It is considered to be part of the Central Eastern Alps. It is one of the highest ranges of the Alps, covered with many glaciers. Piz Bernina (4,049 m), its highest peak, is the most easterly four thousand-metre peak in the Alps. The peak in the range which sees the most ascents is Piz Palü.

The Bernina Range is separated from the Albula Range in the north-west by the Maloja Pass and the Upper Engadin valley; from the Livigno Range in the east by the Bernina Pass; from the Bergamo Alps in the south by the Adda valley (Valtellina); and from the Bregaglia Range in the south-west by the Muretto Pass. The Bernina Range is drained by the rivers Adda, Inn and
Maira (Mera in Italy).

The term Bernina Alps can also be used in an extended sense to include both the Bernina and Bregaglia ranges; this is the area coloured yellow on the map (right) and labelled ‘Bernina Alpen’.

Peaks

The main peaks of the Bernina Range are:

Passes

The main passes of the Bernina Range are:

Mountain passlocationtype Elevation (m/ft)
Fuorcla Bellavista Pontresina to Chiesa in Valmalenco snow 3684 12,087
Fuorcla Crast' Agüzza Pontresina to Chiesa in Valmalenco snow 3601 11,814
Fuorcla Tschierva Pontresina to Chiesa in Valmalenco snow 3527 11,572
Fuorcla Sella Pontresina to Chiesa in Valmalenco snow 3304 10,840
Passo di Bondo Bondo to Bagni di Masino snow 3117 10,227
Passo di Castello Maloja to Morbegno snow 3100 10,171
Passo Tremoggia Sils to Chiesa in Valmalenco snow 3021 9912
Passo di Mello Chiareggio to Val Masino snow 2991 9813
Diavolezza Pass Bernina road to the Morteratsch glacier snow 2977 9767
Passo di Zocca Vicosoprano to Val Masino snow 2743 9000
Muretto pass Maloja to Chiesa partly snow 2557 8389
Bernina Pass Pontresina to Tirano road 2330 7645
Maloja Pass St Moritz to Chiavenna road 1809 5935

Mountain huts

There are several manned and unmanned mountain huts in the Bernina Range.

ee also

*Swiss Alps


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