Pilatus (mountain)

mountain in Switzerland

Pilatus, also often referred to as Mount Pilatus, is a 2,129 metre high mountain overlooking Lucerne in Central Switzerland. It is on the border between the cantons of Lucerne, Nidwalden and Obwalden. The Pilatusbahn brings people close to the summit of the mountain at 2,073 metres and is the steepest cogwheel railway in the world.

Pilatus
Luzern - Mount Pilatus - March 2019 (01).jpg
The iconic Pilatus above Lake Lucerne
Highest point
PeakTomlishorn
Elevation2,128.5 m (6,983 ft)
Prominence585 m (1,919 ft) [1]
Isolation16.7 km (10.4 mi) [2]
Parent peakBrienzer Rothorn
Coordinates46°58′26″N 8°14′28″E / 46.97389°N 8.24111°E / 46.97389; 8.24111Coordinates: 46°58′26″N 8°14′28″E / 46.97389°N 8.24111°E / 46.97389; 8.24111
Geography
Pilatus is located in Switzerland
Pilatus
Pilatus
Location in Switzerland
CountrySwitzerland
CantonsNidwalden and Obwalden
Parent rangeEmmental Alps
Climbing
First ascent14th century
Easiest routePilatus Railway (world's steepest cogwheel railway)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Glaubenberg Pass (1,543 m).
  2. Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is north of the Widderfeld Stock.