| Italian: Gruppo dell'Ortles-Cevedale|
Romansh: Alps da l'Ortler
|Elevation||3,905 m (12,812 ft)|
The borders of the range according to
Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps
|Countries||Italy and Switzerland|
|Parent range||Southern Limestone Alps|
|Borders on||Sesvenna Alps, Livigno Alps and Adamello-Presanella Alps|
The Ortler Alps (Italian : Ortles-Cevedale [ˌɔrtlestʃeveˈdaːle] ; German : Ortler-Alpen; Romansh : Alps da l'Ortler ) are a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps mountain group in the Central Eastern Alps, in Italy and Switzerland.
The Ortler Alps are separated from:
The part west of the Gavia Pass is also called Sobretta-Gavia Group.
The Ortler Alps are drained by the rivers Adda, Oglio, Adige and its tributary Noce.
The main peaks of the Ortler Alps are:
|Palón della Mare||3,705||12,156|
|Punta San Matteo||3,692||12,113|
|Gran Coni di Ghiaccio||Großer Eiskogel||3,547||11, 637|
|Punta dello Scudo||Schildspitze||3,461||11,355|
|Punta delle Bàite||Tuckettspitze||3,458||11,346|
|Cima Sternai||Hintere Eggenspitze||3,443||11,296|
|Croda di Cengles||Tschenglser Hochwand||3,378||11,083|
|Corno dei Tre Signori||3,360||11,024|
|Punta Beltovo di Dentro||Hintere Schöntaufspitze||3,325||10,909|
|Orecchia di Lepre||Hasenöhrl||3,257||10,686|
|Cima la Casina||Piz Murtaröl||3,180||10,430|
|Monte Cornaccia||Piz Tea Fondada||3,144||10,315|
|Punta Rosa||Rötlspitz||Piz Cotschen||3,026||9,928|
|Cima Garibaldi||Dreisprachenspitze||Piz da las Trais Linguas||2,843||9,327|
|Monte Cavallaccio||Piz Chavalatsch||2,763||9,065|
|Cima del Serraglio||2,685||8,809|
|Munt la Schera||2,587||8,488|
The main mountain passes of the Ortler Alps are:
|Hochjoch||Sulden to the Zebrù valley||snow||3536||11,602|
|Vioz Pass||Santa Caterina Valfurva to Peio||snow||3337||10,949|
|Königsjoch||Sulden to Santa Caterina||snow||3295||10,811|
|Cevedale Pass||Santa Caterina to Martell||snow||3271||10,732|
|Eissee Pass||Sulden to Martell||snow||3133||10,279|
|Passo del Zebru||Santa Caterina to the Zebrù valley||snow||3025||9925|
|Sallentjoch||Martell to Bagni di Rabbi||snow||3021||9913|
|Sforzellina Pass||Santa Caterina to Peio||snow||3005||9859|
|Tabarettascharte||Sulden to Trafoi||footpath||2883||9459|
|Stelvio Pass/Stilfserjoch||Trafoi to Bormio||road||2760||9055|
|Gavia Pass||Santa Caterina to Ponte di Legno||road||2637||8651|
|Umbrail Pass||Val Müstair to Bormio||road||2501||8205|
|Giufplan Pass||Ofen road to Val Fraéle||footpath||2354||7723|
|Dossradond Pass||Val Müstair to Val Fraéle||footpath||2240||7349|
|Ofen Pass||Zernez to Val Müstair||road||2149||7051|
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