Piz Cengalo [tʃ´ɛŋɡalɔ] (3,369 m) is a mountain in the Bregaglia range of the Alps on the border between the Swiss canton of Graubünden and Italy. The first ascent of the mountain was by D. W. Freshfield and C. Comyns Tucker with guide F. Dévouassoud on 25 July 1866. The name 'Cengalo' derives from Tschingel, meaning girdle.
|Elevation||3,369 m (11,053 ft)|
|Prominence||620 m (2,030 ft)|
|Parent peak||Monte Disgrazia|
|Isolation||5.8 km (3.6 mi)|
|Listing||Mountains of Switzerland, |
Alpine mountains above 3000 m
|Location||Lombardy, Italy |
|Parent range||Bregaglia Range|
|First ascent||25 July 1866 D. W. Freshfield and C. Comyns Tucker with guide F. Dévouassoud|
|Easiest route||West Ridge (PD)|
On 28 December 2011 c. 1.5 million cubic metres of rock broke away from the summit area, causing a massive landslide on the Swiss side of the mountain that could be heard in Soglio and Bondo. As subsequent massive rockfalls are expected in the same area, some hiking and climbing routes have been closed. On 23 August 2017 another landslide occurred on the mountain, estimated about three times bigger than the one in 2011.
- Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Passo di Zocca (2,749 m).
- Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is west of the Cima di Castello.
- Collomb, Robin G., Bregaglia West, Goring: West Col Productions, 1984
- "Fast unbemerkt: Riesen-Bergsturz im Bergell", tagesschau.sf.tv, 3 January 2012. Accessed 9 May 2012
- "Enormous landslide goes by unreported", worldradio.ch, 4 January 2012. Accessed 9 May 2012
- "Bondo bleibt Sperrgebiet". www.suedostschweiz.ch (in German). Retrieved 2017-08-25.