Piz Linard is a pyramid-shaped mountain of the Swiss Alps. At 3,410 m it is the highest peak of the Silvretta mountain range. It was first climbed on August 1, 1835 by the geologist and naturalist Oswald Heer led by Johann Madutz. There is a legend that a man of name "Chounard" reached the summit in 1572 carrying a large golden cross, however the cross has never been found. Piz Linard is located between the valleys of Val Lavinuoz (east) and Val Saglains (west), both part of the basin of the Inn river in the Engadine valley.