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Route: Gamsberg – Isisizer Rosswis – Chli and Gross Fulfirst – Gärtlichöpf – Chrummenstein – Alvier

The Alvier range is a mountain range in the canton of St. Gallen. The Gamsberg (2,385 m above sea level) is the highest mountain. The mountain range extends between the Rhine Valley and the Seeztal valley southeast of the Churfirsten from the Nideri (1,839 m above sea level) up to Sargans. Together with the Churfirsten and the Alpstein, the Alvier range forms the Appenzell Alps. It is the southeastern continuation of the Churfirsten range, which ends in the striking tooth-like Tristencholben.

The main ridge runs eastwards to the Höchst, then descends to the col of the Gulms and forms ridge sections running northeast from the Sichelchamm to the Sichli and from the Fulfirsten to the Margelchopf. Among the favorite tourist spots are the Alvier and the Margelchopf.

The range continues across the Gamsberg and the Fulfirst to the Alvier and the Gauschla, whose secondary summit, the Gonzen, forms the end of the valley separation of Sargans. The Rhine turns towards northeast and leaves the western valley, which was also formed by the Rhine Glacier, to the Seez.

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