38 four thousand-metre peaks
38 mountains are gathered here all of which are over 4,000 m. This includes the Matterhorn.
A true paradise for alpinists. The names are familiar: Monte Rosa, Weisshorn, Dom, Täschhorn, Liskamm. But why 38 four thousand-metre peaks? Very simply: Alpinists can reach 38 four thousand-metre peaks from Zermatt. The list includes the famous mountains. With tips for excursions, hikers and alpinists.
The list has 34 rather than 38 entries because the eastern and western summits of Lyskamm count as two four-thousanders, so the mountain only appears once in the list. It's the same with the Breithorn; its three subsidiary peaks also count as four-thousanders.
The Dunantspitze (4,632 m) lies beside the Dufourspitze. The peak forms part of the Monte Rosa massif, which has about ten summits of more than 4,000 m, depending on counting method. The Dunantspitze (right, black rocky crest beside the summit of the Dufourspitze) in the Monte Rosa massif is Switzerland’s second-highest peak.Details
The Liskamm is almost 50 m higher than the Matterhorn and has a very long ridge. The mountain is nicknamed the “Man-eater” because in former days many climbers fell to their deaths from the snow cornices along the ridge. Locals attributed the numerous accidents to the forces of darkness.Details
The Monte Rosa massif, flanked by glaciers, is the highest mountain in the Swiss Alps. Depending on the method of counting, it has ten peaks higher than 4,000 m, and lies partly in Italy. The Dufourspitze (4,634 m, right, black rocky crest) in the Monte Rosa massif is Switzerland’s highest peak.Details