Piz Bernina is the only four-thousander in the Eastern Alps and the most isolated mountain in Switzerland. The first ascent was made by Johann Coaz in 1850. His journal entries show his love for the Alps: “Serious thoughts took hold of us. Greedy eyes surveyed the land up to the distant horizon, and thousands and thousands of mountain peaks surrounded us, rising as rocks from the glittering sea of ice. We stared amazed and awe-struck across this magnificent mountain world.”
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Elevation: 4049 m
Country and region: Switzerland, Graubünden
Mountain range: Bernina Range
Prominence: 2234 m
Orometric dominance: 55
Coordinates: 46.382363, 9.908046