The Rheinwaldhorn (Italian: Adula) is the highest point in the Swiss canton of Ticino at 3,402 metres above sea level. It lies on the border between the cantons of Graubünden and Ticino, in the Adula massif, part of the St. Gotthard massif of the Lepontine Alps in southern Switzerland.
The mountain is known under different names, Rheinwaldhorn, Adula or Piz Valrhein. The group of the snowy peaks lying between the two principal branches of the Rhine were known in the Middle Ages by the names Mons Aquila or Mons Avium. From the Romansh form of the first comes the name Adula, which is used to designate the north-eastern portion of the Lepontine Alps. The German name "Rheinwaldhorn" comes from the Rheinwald region.
There's a demanding alpine trail (T5) leading to the summit.
By elevation Rheinwaldhorn is
# 1 out of 458 in the Adula-Alpen # 45 out of 2367 in Grisons # 1 out of 824 in Ticino # 1 out of 121 in Distretto di Blenio # 1 out of 223 in Viamala # 5 out of 412 in Surselva # 3 out of 1744 in the Lepontine Alps
By prominence Rheinwaldhorn is
# 1 out of 458 in the Adula-Alpen # 69 out of 60693 in the Alps # 6 out of 2367 in Grisons # 2 out of 824 in Ticino # 1 out of 121 in Distretto di Blenio # 1 out of 223 in Viamala # 2 out of 412 in Surselva # 14 out of 10817 in Switzerland # 2 out of 1744 in the Lepontine Alps
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