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Pilatus (mountain)

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

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.

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  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.