The Alps is a major mountain range of the world that lies in Europe. The Alps mountain range runs for about 1,200 kilometers through Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and Germany. The mountain peaks in the Alps are not as high as the Himalayan and Andes peaks, they are still pretty high. The highest peak in the Alps is Mont Blanc which has an elevation of 4,809 meters. The following are some of the highest mountains in the Alps. Let’s read.
Top 5 highest mountains in the Alps
1. Mont Blanc
The mountain peaks in the Alps do not cross the 5,000 meters mark at any point. The highest mountain in the Alps is Mont Blanc. Mont Blanc has a height of 4,809 meters (15777.56 ft) and is located on the Italy-France border. Mont Blanc is part of the Mont Blanc massif which has many 4,000 meters high peaks. The peak is famous among mountaineers and is climbed on a regular basis.
2. Monte Rosa
Monte Rosa is a mountain massif on the Switzerland-Italy border. The highest peak of the massif is Dufourspitze which has an elevation of 4,634 m (15,203 ft). There are few other named peaks in the massif with an elevation greater than 4,500 meters.
Dom is the third highest mountain peak in the Alps. Part of the Pennine Alps, Dom has an elevation of 4,545 m (14911.42 ft) and is located in Valais, Switzerland. Dom is the highest mountain lying entirely in Switzerland. It is part of the Mischabel massif.
Another high mountain in the Pennine Alps, Lyskamm has an elevation of 4,533 m (14,872 ft). Lyskamm, also known as Silberbast lies on the Switzerland-Italy border 3 kilometers southwest of Dufourspitze.
One of the most famous mountains in Switzerland, Weisshorn is located 11 kilometers west of Dom in Valais, Switzerland. Weisshorn has an elevation of 4,506 m (14,783 ft).
|1||Mont Blanc||4,809 m (15777.56 ft)|
|2||Monte Rosa massif||4,634 m (15,203 ft)|
|-Dufourspitze||4,634 m (15,203 ft)|
|-Dunantspitze||4,632 m (15,197 ft)|
|-Grenzgipfel||4,618 m (15,151 ft)|
|-Nordend||4,609 m (15,121 ft)|
|-Zumsteinspitze||4,563 m (14,970 ft)|
|-Signalkuppe||4,554 m (14,941 ft)|
|3||Dom||4,545 m (14911.42 ft)|
|4||Lyskamm||4,533 m (14,872 ft)|
|5||Weisshorn||4,506 m (14,783 ft)|
Other famous high peaks
- Matterhorn- 4,478 m (14,692 ft)
- Dent Blanche- 4,358 m (14,298 ft)
- Grand Combin- 4,314 m (14,154 ft)
- Finsteraarhorn- 4,274 m (14,022 ft)
This is a widely accepted list. The Monte Rosa massif has many peaks higher than Dom but the massif itself is put at the number 2 spot followed by Dom at number 3.