Alps 4000 Meter Peaks

The Alps are the home of modern day mountaineering. As the burliest mountain range in Europe, the Alps stretch approximately 1,200 km / 750 miles across eight countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and Switzerland. In this vast swath of mountains, there are numerous peaks that are higher than 4000 meters.

The Alps | Pixabay Image
The Alps | Pixabay Image

There is certainly a bit of debate over what peaks are included in a list of the Alps 4000 meter peaks. This post looks at the official list of 82 Alpine summits higher than 4000 meters that was compiled in March 1994 by the UIAA.

According to the UIAA, the select peaks were chosen because of the following criteria:

“1. Topographic criterium: for each summit, the level difference between it and the highest adjacent pass or notch should be at least 30 m (calculated as average of the summits at the limit of acceptability). An additional criterium can be the horizontal distance between a summit and the base of another adjacent 4000er.

2. Morphological criterium: takes into account the overall morphology and aspect of a summit (applied especially for shoulders, secondary summits, rock outcrops, etc).

3. Mountaineering criterium: it takes into account the importance of a summit from the point of view of mountaineering: the qualities of the routes reaching it, the historical significance, and how frequently it is climbed.”

The UIAA also maintains an extended list that included 46 “lesser summits” over 4000 meters. There are also other lists of 4000 meter peaks in the Alps that you can learn about on Bielefeldt.de.

All of the Alps 4000 meter peaks are situated in Switzerland, Italy, and France.

Alps 4000 Meter Peaks Map:

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Alps 4000 Meter Peaks List:

UIAA RankPeakAltitude (Meters)GroupRangeCountry
1Mont Blanc4808Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance/Italy
2Mont Blanc de Courmayeur4748Mont Blanc GropuSavoy AlpsFrance/Italy
3Dufouspitze4634Monte Rosa MassifPennine AlpsSwitzerland
4Nordend4609Monte Rosa MassifPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
5Zumsteinspitze4563Monte Rosa MassifPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
6Signalkuppe4554Monte Rosa MassifPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
7Dom4545Mischabel GropuPennine AlpsSwitzerland
8Liskamm (Eastern Summit)4527Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
9Weisshorn4505Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsSwitzerland
10Taschhorn4491Mischabel GroupPennine AlpsSwitzerland
11Liskamm (Western Summit)4479Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
12Matternorn4478Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
13Picco Luigi Amedeo4469Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsItaly
14Mont Maudit4465Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance/Italy
15Parrotspitze4432Monte Rosa MassifPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
16Dent Blanche4357Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsSwitzerland
17Ludwigshohe4341Monte Rosa MassifPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
18Nadelhorn4327Mischabel GroupPennine AlpsSwitzerland
19Schwarzhorn (Corno Nero)4322Monte Rosa MassifPennine AlpsItaly
20Grand Combin (Grafeneire)4314Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsSwitzerland
21Dome du Gouter4304Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance
22Lenzspitze4294Mischabel GroupPennine AlpsSwitzerland
23Finsteraarhorn4274Bernese AlpsBerner OberlandSwitzerland
24Mont Blanc du Tacul4248Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance
25Grand Pilier d'Angle4243Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsItaly
26Stecknadelhorn4241Mischabel GroupPennine AlpsSwitzerland
27Castor4223Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
28Zinalrothorn4221Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsSwitzerland
29Hohberghorn4219Mischabel GroupPennine AlpsSwitzerland
30Vincent Pyramid4215Monte Rosa MassifPennine AlpsItaly
31Grandes Jorasses (Pointe Walker)4208Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance/Italy
32Alphubel4206Mischabel GroupPennine AlpsSwitzerland
33Rimpfischhorn4199Mischabel GroupPennine AlpsSwitzerland
34Aletschhorn4193Bernese AlpsBerner OberlandSwitzerland
35Strahlhorn4190Mischabel GroupPennine AlpsSwitzerland
36Grand Combin (Balsorey)4184Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsSwitzerland
37Grandes Jorasses (Pointe Whymper)4184Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance/Italy
38Dent d'Herens4171Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
39Breithorn (Western Summit)4164Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
40Breithorn (Central Summit)4159Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
41Jungfrau4158Bernese AlpsBerner OberlandSwitzerland
42Bishorn4153Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsSqitzerland
43Breithorn (Easter Summit/Western Twin Peak)4139Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
44Grand Combin (Tsessette)4135Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsSwiterland
45Aiguille Verte4122Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance
46Aiguilles du Diable (L'lsolee)4114Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance
47Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey4112Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsItaly
48Grandes Jorasses (Pointe Croz)4110Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance/Italy
49Aiguilles du Diable (pointe Carmen)4109Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance
50Monch4107Bernese AlpsBerner OberlandSwitzerland
51Breithorn (Gendarm/Eastern Tiwn Peak)4106Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
52Grande Rocheuse4102Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance
53Barre des Ecrins4102PelvouxDauphine AlpsFrance
54Aiguilles du Diable (Pointe Mediane)4097Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance
55Pollux4092Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
56Schreckhorn4078Bernese AlpsBerner OberlandSwitzerland
57Breithorn (Roccia Nera)4075Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsItaly/Switzerland
58Aiguilles du Diable (Pointe Chaubert)4074Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance
59Mong Brouillard4069Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance
60Grandes Jorasses (Pointe Marguerite)4065Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance/Italy
61Aiiguilles du Diable (Come du Diable)4064Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance
62Ober Gabelhorn4063Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsSwitzerland
63Gran Paradiso4061Graian AlpsGraian AlpsItaly
64Aiguille de Bionnassay4052Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance/Italy
65Piz Bernina4049Bernina GroupRhaetian AlpsSwitzerland
66Gross Fiescherhorn4049Bernese AlpsBerner OberlandSwitzerland
67Vincent Pyramid (Punta Giordani/Giordanispetz)4064Monte Rosa MassifPennine AlpsItaly
68Grandes Jorasses (Pointe Elena)4045Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance/Italy
69Grunhorn4044Bernese AlpsBerner OberlandSwitzerland
70Lauteraarhorn4042Bernese AlpsBerner OberlandSwitzerland
71Aiguille du Jardin4034Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance
72Durrenhorn4035Mischabel GroupPennine AlpsSwitzerland
73Allalinhorn4027Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsSwitzerland
74Hinter Fiescherhorn4025Bernese AlpsBerner OberlandSwitzerland
75Weissmies4017Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsSwitzerland
76Dome de Rochefort4015Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance/Italy
77Barre des Ecrins (Dome de Neige)4015PelvouxDauphine AlpsFrance
78Dent du Géant4013Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance/Italy
79Punta Baretti4013Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsItaly
80Lagginhorn4010Wallis AlpsPennine AlpsSwitzerland
81Aiguille de Rochefort4001Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance/Italy
82Les Droites4000Mont Blanc GroupSavoy AlpsFrance

Alps 4000ers Records

  • Ueli Steak climbed all 82 peaks in just 62 days in a completed human powered adventure. He completed the feat on 11 August 2015. Learn more on 82Summits.com.
  • Miha Valic was the first person to climb all of the Alps 4000 meter peaks in 2007 (Alpinist.com).
  • Franco Nicolini and Diego Giovannini finished all of the peaks in just 60 days in 2008 (Alpinist.com).

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