4000m peaks

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48 Results found
48 Results found
  • Matterhorn (4,478 a.s.l.) - Symbol for Switzerland

    The Matterhorn and Switzerland are inseparably linked to each other. The pyramid shaped colossus of a mountain, which is very difficult to climb, is said to be the most-photographed mountain in the world. The Klein-Matterhorn ("Little Matterhorn"), which can be reached via a funicular, lies adjacent to the Matterhorn.
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  • Mönch (4,107m a.s.l.)

    As part of the three famous peaks, the Mönch is extremely popular, and not just with mountaineers. But the mountain is very challenging and should not be underestimated, no matter how many visitors it has.
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  • Dent d’Hérens (4,171m a.s.l.)

    The Dent d'Hérens offers one of the most spectacular climbs of a four-thousander. The mountain overlooked by the Matterhorn is part of the Grenzkamm ridge on the Swiss–Italian border.
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  • Rimpfischhorn (4,199m a.s.l.)

    From every angle, the Rimpfischhorn presents a different side of itself: some parts glaciered, others steep and rocky. The peak is easily recognisable thanks to its distinctive shape.
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  • Zumsteinspitze (4,563m a.s.l.)

    This four-thousander gets its name from Joseph Zumstein, who was the first person to climb it. The Zumsteinspitze lies in the middle of the Monte Rosa massif, between Dufourspitze and Signalkuppe.
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  • Dirruhorn (4,035m a.s.l.)

    The Dürrenhorn lies at one end of the Nadelgrat ridge, and is somewhat hidden away and less popular as a result. The climb is a treacherous one, partly because of an increased risk of rockfall.
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  • Lenzspitze

    The Lenzspitze, also referred to as “Südlenz”, is characterised by an extremely steep ice wall. It is part of the Mischabel group in the Valais Alps.
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  • Piz Bernina (4,049m a.s.l.)

    This is the highest peak in the canton of Graubünden. Piz Bernina stands out due to its almost freestanding nature and as a result also offers unique far-reaching views from its summit.
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  • Hobärghorn (4,219m a.s.l)

    The Hobärghorn is part of the Nadelgrat (needle ridge), a popular crossing route and one of the most beautiful in the Alps. Mostly, mount climbers set off from the Dom Hut.
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  • Ludwigshöhe (4'341m a.s.l.)

    The first person to climb it was an Austrian named Ludwig von Welden. The Ludwigshöhe, the southernmost four-thousander in Switzerland, can be climbed over a range of challenging routes.
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  • Weissmies (4,017m a.s.l.)

    Its name comes from the Swiss-German word “Weissmies”, meaning white moss, or to put it another way, snow. It forms the main summit of the Weissmies group close to Saas-Fee.
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  • Stecknadelhorn (4,241m a.s.l.)

    At first glance, the Stecknadelhorn doesn’t look particularly spectacular. But anyone climbing this mountain in the Mischabel group will also traverse the Nadelgrat ridge – an absolute highlight for any mountain climber.
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  • Alphubel (4,206m a.s.l.)

    The summit ridge of the Alphubel looks more like a hill than a mountain peak. The ascent of this four-thousand-metre peak in the Allalin group is challenging and requires an excellent level of fitness.
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  • Jungfrau (4,158m a.s.l.)

    Next to the Eiger and the Mönch, in the Bernese Alps, the Jungfrau towers up into the sky. As imposing as the mountain itself is, the view while climbing it is just as impressive.
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  • Castor (4,223m a.s.l.)

    A popular route up the Castor starts at the Klein Matterhorn. The climbs is not as challenging compared with other mountain giants, but is by no means any less beautiful.
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  • Schreckhorn (4,078m a.s.l.)

    As the name of this four-thousander suggests, the Schreckhorn is the Bernese Alps’ most challenging four-thousander (“Schrecken” is the German word for “terror”). Not many are actually scared off by it though – the mountain is climbed pretty regularly.
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  • Weisshorn (4,506m a.s.l.)

    A mountain that looks like it could have been lifted straight out of a picture book: pyramid-shaped and almost completely set apart. The climb up the Weisshorn is one of the Alpine region’s most beautiful, and at the same time one of the most challenging.
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  • Aletschhorn (4,193m a.s.l.)

    The second-highest peak in the Bernese Alps is also considered to be the coldest across the entire Alpine region. The highly glaciated Aletschhorn towers over the UNESCO-listed Jungfrau-Aletsch area.
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  • Central Breithorn (4,156m a.s.l.)

    A popular destination close to Zermatt, suitable for mountaineers and non-mountaineers alike. The cable car makes the way up easier, making the Breithorn one of the easiest four-thousanders to climb.
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  • Lauteraarhorn (4,042m a.s.l.)

    A mountain in the Bernese Alps that is relatively rarely climbed, with the Schreckhorn often being favoured instead. The Lauteraargrat is a more popular destination than the Lauteraarhorn.
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  • Grand Combin de Valsorey (4,184m a.s.l.)

    The Grand Combin de Valsorey is part of the Grand Combin massif, which really lives up to its nickname: the “Himalaya of Switzerland”. That’s because the mountain massif is surrounded by thick glacial layers.
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