Aroser Rothorn

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Aroser Rothorn

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Aroser Rothorn from the northwest
Highest point
Elevation 2,980 m (9,780 ft)
Prominence 1,349 m (4,426 ft) [1]
Isolation 13.5 km (8.4 mi) [2]
Coordinates 46°44′16.4″N09°36′50.3″E / 46.737889°N 9.613972°E / 46.737889; 9.613972 Coordinates: 46°44′16.4″N09°36′50.3″E / 46.737889°N 9.613972°E / 46.737889; 9.613972
Geography
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Aroser Rothorn
Location in Switzerland
Location Graubünden, Switzerland
Parent range Plessur Alps

The Aroser Rothorn is the highest mountain of the Plessur Alps. It is located between Arosa and Lenzerheide in the canton of Graubünden and with a summit elevation of 2,980 metres above sea level. The summit lies near the Parpaner Rothorn, which is served by a cable car.

Mountain A large landform that rises fairly steeply above the surrounding land over a limited area

A mountain is a large landform that rises above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. Mountains are formed through tectonic forces or volcanism. These forces can locally raise the surface of the earth. Mountains erode slowly through the action of rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers. A few mountains are isolated summits, but most occur in huge mountain ranges.

Plessur Alps mountain range

The Plessur Alps are a mountain range in the Alps of eastern Switzerland. They are considered to be part of the Western Rhaetian Alps. They are named after the river Plessur, which originates from the center of the ranges. The Plessur Alps are separated from the Glarus Alps in the west by the Rhine valley; from the Rätikon range in the north by the Landquart river valley (Prättigau); from the Albula Alps in the south-east by the Landwasser river valley; from the Oberhalbstein Alps in the south by the Albula river valley.

Arosa Place in Graubünden, Switzerland

Arosa is a statistic town and a municipality in the Plessur Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is both a summer and a winter tourist resort.

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References

  1. Swisstopo map. The key col is the Wolfgang Pass (1,631 m).
  2. Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is north of Piz Mitgel.