Piz Badile is a mountain of the Bregaglia range in the Swiss canton of Graubünden and the Italian region of Lombardy, the border between the two countries running along the summit ridge. Its north-east face, overlooking the Swiss Val Bregaglia near Soglio, is considered one of the six great north faces of the Alps. The first ascent of Piz Badile was by W. A. B. Coolidge with guides François Devouassoud, the mountain had first come to the notice of British alpinists from D. W. Freshfields writings of the 1860s. He gave the name the Grey Twins to Piz Badile and Piz Cengalo, the two classic routes on Piz Badile are the north ridge and the Cassin Route on the north-east face. The north ridge – the Badilekante – was first prospected solo by the Swiss guide Christian Klucker in 1892, after several unsuccessful attempts by Italian parties in 1911, the ridge finally fell to Alfred Zürcher with the guide Walter Risch on 4 August 1923. F. lOrsa and André Roch found a direct line on the ridge on the second ascent.
Molteni and Valsecchi were already on the face when Cassin and his party started out, in this famous alpine epic, Molteni died of exhaustion and exposure on the summit, whilst Valsecchi died on the descent by the south ridge just before reaching the hut. The name Badile means spade or shovel, giannetti hut Sasc Furä hut Sciora hut Piz Badile on SummitPost Piz Badile on Hikr An account of an ascent of the north-east face of Piz Badile in 1961
Mont Dolent is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif which lies on the border between Italy and France. As a mountain, Mont Dolent is regarded as the tripoint between Italy and France, although the tripoint itself lies at 3,749 metres, less than 100 metres north-west of its summit. The first ascent of the mountain was made on 9 July 1864 by A. Reilly and Edward Whymper with guides Michel Croz, H. Charlet, Whymper described the ascent in Scrambles amongst the Alps, We occupied the 9th with a scramble up Mont Dolent. It contained a little of everything, Mont Dolent has four faces, offering good quality snow and ice climbs of various levels of difficulty. However the only route to the summit is on its southern flank via the Glacier de Pre de Bar, finishing along a short. The Fiorio Bivouac Hut provides the closest start point for this four-hour ascent from the Italian side, the next easiest route of ascent is via the mountains east ridge, starting from the similarly-named Bivouac du Dolent hut on its Swiss side
Castor is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Valais and the Aosta Valley in Italy. It is the higher of a pair of peaks, the other being Pollux. Castors peak is at an elevation of 4,223 m and it is separated from Pollux by a pass at 3,847 m, named Passo di Verra in Italian and Zwillingsjoch in German. Ascents are usually made from the alpine hut Capanna Quintino Sella on the Italian side, by means of the Felikjoch, from the Swiss side, ascents start from Klein Matterhorn and go by way of the Italian glacier Grand Glacier of Verra and the mountains west flank. The first ascent was made on August 23,1861, Castor and Pollux are a pair of summits in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. Located in the Absaroka Range, Castor is 3,308 m,65 m lower than its twin
The Furggen is a mountain of the Pennine Alps, located on the border between Italy and Switzerland. It is the point of the ridge named Furgggrat stretching from the Furggjoch to the Theodul Pass. The peak is the site of the now abandoned cable car station, construction on the cable car began in the summer of 1950 - with the station on the Furggen summit designed by Carlo Mollino - and the lift opened to the public on the 25th December 1952. The lift had a span of 2, 887m long - making it the worlds longest at the time of its opening. The car could hold 25 passengers and transport 240 people per hour, the lift between Plan Maison and Furggen was designed as part of a system of cable cars reaching from Breuil-Cervinia to the Matterhorn, with leg one running from Breuil-Cervinia to Plan Maison. Leg 2 running from Plan Maison up to the summit of Furggen, the final leg was never constructed, partly as a result of the large cost and due to environmental opposition. The leg between Plan Maison and Furggen was abandoned in 1993 after ice brought down the cables and they were never replaced, the station on the summit of Furggen is now abandoned, but the leg between Breuil-Cervinia and Plan Maison is still in place.
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Piz Chavalatsch is a mountain in the Ortler Range of the Alps of eastern Switzerland and northern Italy. It forms the border between the Swiss canton of Graubünden and the Italian province of Province of Bolzano, the easternmost point of Switzerland is located at Piz Chavalatsch at c. Media related to Piz Chavalatsch at Wikimedia Commons Piz Chavalatsch on Hikr Piz Chavalatsch - description, panorama