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Gross Ruchen

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Translation  Large Ruchen (German)
Country  Switzerland
First ascent  1864
Mountain range  Glarus Alps
Parent range  Glarus Alps
Location  Uri
Elevation  3,138 m
Prominence  397 m
Parent peak  Gross Windgällen
Gross Ruchen wwwgipfelbuchchdatatourenfuehrerfull20090119
Topo map  Swiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
Similar  Gross Windgällen, Schärhorn, Clariden, Glärnisch, Chammliberg

The Gross Ruchen is a mountain in the Glarus Alps, overlooking the Brunnital south of Unterschächen in the canton of Uri. It is located between the higher Gross Windgallen on the west and the Chli Ruchen on the east.

Map of Gross Ruchen, 6465 Silenen, Switzerland

The north face is very steep and is linked with that of the Gross Windgällen. On the east flanks is the Ruchenfirn, a glacier lying between 2,600 and 3,100 metres.

References

Gross Ruchen Wikipedia


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