The serrated apexes of mountains drenched in the brilliant light of the sun, spikes of light piercing through the snow, teardrop-silver color lakes amid the flower-covered meadows, the icy cold arctic air, and heavy echoes of birds chirping should paint a vivid picture of the Alps mountains in your mind.
The Alps is among the most popular destinations in the world for adventurous activities including hiking, trekking, climbing, and skiing. The incredibly massive Alps stretches across 8 countries: France, Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. The highest ten peaks of the Alps are situated in Switzerland, Italy, and France.
Highest mountain peaks in the captivating Alps
1. Mont Blanc at 15,774 ft above sea level
Mont Blanc is the tallest apex in the Alps and in entire Europe. The massif of the mountain range is situated in the Graian Alps and lies within Italy, France, and Switzerland. Tour du Mont Blanc is the most popular and challenging trek that gives you a chance to experience the beauty of Mont Blanc. The most interesting part is that you have to cross borders of three countries: France, Italy, and Switzerland to reach the highest peak in the Alps.
2. Monte Rosa at 15,203 ft above sea level
Carrying the title of Switzerland’s highest peak, Monte Rosa is located in the eastern part of the Pennine Alps. With this elevation, Tour de Mont Rosa is among the toughest treks circling Monte Rosa, crossing through both the Swiss and Italian Alps. During summer, many climbers flock to the base of Monte Rosa in the hope to reach the peak.
3. Dom at a height of 14,911 ft
Doma mountain range is situated near Monte Rosa. It can be seen from Gornergrat. The peak is considered one of the easier highest peaks in the Alps due to its straight terrain. It’s also excellent for Swiss Alps skiing.
4. Lyskamm at a height of 14,852 ft above sea level
Situated in the Pennine Alps right on the border of Switzerland and Italy, Lyskamm is the fourth highest mountain peak in the Alps mountain range. The peak is known for its massive avalanches and many mountain climbers have lost their lives while attempting this trek. Lyskammis nick-named Menschenfresser, which means “people eater.”
5. Weisshorn at a height of 14,783 ft
Located near the Matterhorn peak in the Pennine Alps, Weisshorn offers the most spectacular views. Since it is a difficult climb reserved for professional climbers, it doesn’t see many visitors. The large rocks and snow make the terrain incredibly challenging.
6. Matterhorn at a height of 14,692 ft
Arguably the most iconic mountain peak in the entire world, Matterhorn is absolutely scenic. Every year, millions of tourists and travelers from all around the world come to Zermatt in Switzerland to witness the mesmerizing view of the Matterhorn.
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7. Dent Blanche at an elevation of 14,295 ft
Situated in Zermatt region of Switzerland, Dent Blanche can be seen from Gornergrat. One of the toughest in the Alps, it is a very interesting and diversified climb.
8. Grand Combin at an elevation of 14,154 ft
Located in the western Pennine Alps, Grand Combin is a difficult climb, which presents dangers such as icefall and avalanches. The massif creates one of the most splendid landscapes of the Pennine Alps. It is a demanding 6-day-long trek, so one has to be prepared for the tough terrain and weather.
9. Finsteraarhorn at an elevation of 14,022 ft
Situated in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland, Finsteraarhorn is the third most prominent peak in the Alps. The gorgeous peak is encircled by breathtaking glaciers and rocky outcrops. Although it isn’t so popular among tourists, climbers are quite fascinated by it.
10. Zinalrothorn at an elevation of 13,848 ft above sea level
Located right in the middle of Weisshorn and Matterhorn, the bewitching Zinalrothorn can be seen from the Gornergrat. Climbers from Europe enjoy the solid rock quality and straight terrain to the peak.
Will you dare to climb one of these highest peaks in the Alps mountains though at times you’ll feel terrified!
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