Piz Palü is a well renowned mountain for cineasts. The movie “The White Hell of Pitz Palu” from 1929 portrays a mountaineer looking for the dead body of his wife who was hit by an avalanche. The name is probably derived from the Latin word “palus”, meaning “swamp”. The mountain than was named after the pasture Alpe Palü which lies four kilometers east of the summit.

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Elevation: 3900 m
Country and region: Italy, Sondrio / Switzerland, Graubünden
Mountain range: Bernina Range
Prominence: 208 m
Orometric dominance: 5
Coordinates: 46.378381, 9.958675

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