20 Highest Mountains in Switzerland

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  • Post last modified:January 13, 2022

Switzerland is a country in Central Western Europe. The Pennine Alps range contains many of Switzerland’s highest mountains, with 14 of the country’s 20 highest mountains located in Valais canton. There are 20 mountains that are higher than 4,000 meters. Many of Switzerland’s mountains are found in the cantons of Valais and Bern.

Monte Rosa is Switzerland’s highest mountain, rising 4,634 meters above sea level with a prominence of 2,165 meters. There isn’t much of a difference in height between several mountains, since many of them are higher than 4,000 meters.

20. Piz Bernina

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Height / Prominence: 4049 / 2234 meters
First Ascent: 1850
Location: Graubünden, Switzerland (massif partially in Italy)

19. Ober Gabelhorn

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Height / Prominence: 4063 / 536 meters
First Ascent: 1865
Location: Valais, Switzerland

18. Schreckhorn

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Height / Prominence: 4078 / 792 meters
First Ascent: 1861
Location: Bern Switzerland

17. Monch

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Height / Prominence: 4107 / 584 meters
First Ascent: 1857
Location: Bern/Valais, Switzerland

16. Jungfrau

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Height / Prominence: 4158 / 687 meters
First Ascent: 1811
Location: Bern/Valais, Switzerland

15. Breithorn

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Height / Prominence: 4164 / 439 meters
First Ascent: 1813
Location: Valais, Switzerland

14. Dent d’Herens

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Height / Prominence: 4174 / 701 meters
First Ascent: 1863
Location: Valais, Switzerland

13. Strahlhorn

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Height / Prominence: 4190 / 401 meters
First Ascent: 1854
Location: Valais, Switzerland

12. Aletschhorn

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Height / Prominence: 4193 / 1029 meters
First Ascent: 1859
Location: Valais, Switzerland

11. Rimpfischhorn

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Height / Prominence: 4199 / 642 meters
First Ascent: 1859
Location: Valais, Switzerland

10. Alphubel

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Alphubel mountain is lies between the valleys in Pennine Alps, Switzerland, climbed first time in 1860. Its parent peak is Dom with the isolation of 1.9 km.

Height / Prominence: 4206 / 359 meters
First Ascent: 1860
Location: Valais, Switzerland

9. Zinalrothorn

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Zinalrothorn mountain is situated in the Pennine Alps. It is first climbed in 1864 by Leslie Stephen and Melshior Anderegg. Its parent peak is Weisshom, and its prominence is 490 meters.

Height / Prominence: 4221 / 490 meters
First Ascent: 1864
Location: Valais, Switzerland

8. Finsteraarhorn

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Finsteraarhorn, a mountain in the Bernese Alps and also the highest in the Alps. It is in a remote location, the mountain is pyramid-shaped and visible clearly from a great distance. Its parent peak is Mont Blanc.

Height / Prominence: 4274 / 2280 meters
First Ascent: 1829
Location: Bern/Valais, Switzerland

7. Grand Combin

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Grand Combin is listed in Ultra prominent peak, located in the Pennine Alps. It is one of the highest peaks by prominence, Monte Rosa is the parent peak to the Grand Combin.

Height / Prominence: 4314 / 1517 meters
First Ascent: 1859
Location: Valais, Switzerland

6. Dent Blanche

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Dent Blance Mountain is located in the Pennine Alps, and Matterhorn is only 7.2 kilometers away. It has four ridges and resembles a pyramid shape. Dent Blance is a well-known destination for adventurers and can be seen from a long distance.
Height / Prominence: 4357 / 915 meters
First Ascent: 1862
Location: Valais, Switzerland

5. Matterhorn

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The Matternhorn, also known as Monte Cervino, is a mountain that lies between Switzerland and Italy. The summit of this pyramid-shaped mountain is visible from afar. The Matterhorn is separate from the other peaks and can be easily identified.

Height / Prominence: 4478 / 1042 meters
First Ascent: 1865
Location: Valais, Switzerland

4. Weisshorn

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Weisshorn is part of the Pennine Alps and is located in the Valais. It is the parent mountain of Monte Rosa and is located 11 kms away from Dom Mountain. Throughout the year, the ice cap on top of the mountain.

Height / Prominence: 4506 / 1235 meters
First Ascent: 1861
Location: Valais, Switzerland

3. Lyskamm

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Lyskamm is a peak in the Pennine Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Silerbast is another name for it. Lyskamm is about 3 kilometers away from Zumsteinspitze (one of the peaks of Monte Rosa).

Height / Prominence: 4527 / 376 meters
First Ascent: 1861
Location: Aosta Valley and Valais, Italy, and Switzerland

2. Dom

Dom Mountain is located in the canton of Valais, the second highest peak in Switzerland, and the entire mountain massif located in Switzerland.

Height / Prominence: 4545 / 1046 meters
First Ascent: 1858
Location: Valais, Switzerland

1. Monte Rosa (Dufourspitze)

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Monte Rosa is the highest point in Switzerland and Dufourspitze is the highest peak of Monte Rosa, located between Switzerland and Italy. This mountain is covered by ice throughout the year. Its native names are Dufourspitze, Hochste Spitze, and Gornerhorn.
Height / Prominence: 4634 / 2165 meters
First Ascent: 1855
Location: Canton of Valais, Switzerland

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