List of mountain groups in the Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps

This list of the mountain groups in the Eastern Alps shows all 75 mountain groups and chains in the Eastern Alps as per the Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps (AVE) of 1984.

The Alpine Clubs divide the Eastern Alps into four regions which, in turn, are subdivided into mountain groups. The four regions are the Northern, Central, Southern, and Western (Eastern) Alps. With 27 groups each the Northern and Central regions of the Eastern Alps form the greater part of the Eastern Alps. There are 15 groups in the Southern Eastern Alps and six in the Western Eastern Alps.

The Eastern Alps lie on the territories of six countries: Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia. Austria has the largest share with 57 mountain groups within its borders. It is followed by Italy with 23 and Switzerland with ten. There are 7 mountain groups In Germany and 4 in Slovenia. Liechtenstein share part of one group.

The only four-thousander and highest mountain of the Eastern Alps is the Piz Bernina at 4,049 m. The Bernina Group is thus the highest of all the Eastern Alpine groups. Next come the Ortler Alps with the Ortler (3,905 m) as the highest peak in South Tyrol. The third-highest group is the Glockner Group with the highest summit in Austria: the Großglockner (3,798 m). Another 22 groups reach a height of over 3,000 metres. The only group in the Northern Eastern Alps with a three thousander is the Lechtal Alps with its Parseierspitze (3,036 m). Another 39 groups are over 2,000 metres high. Several of the groups exceed 1,000 metres and only one lies below this level: the Vienna Woods. Its highest mountain, the Schöpfl, is only 893 m high.

LegendEdit

  • AVE No.: the numbering of the group based on the Alpine Club classification (AVE). Numbers suffixed with lower case letters are groups that were further subdivided in 1984. These groups were part of a single unit before 1984.
  • Name: name of the mountain group. Where names comprise two groups and where there are 2 articles in Wikipedia, both are shown.
  • Map: Location map of the group in the Eastern Alps
  • Location: the region within with the group falls
  • Country: the country or countries within whose territory the mountain group lies. The country listed first is the one that contains the largest area of the mountain group.
  • Highest mountain: name of the highest mountain in the group. If a group comprises two subgroups, the highest peak of both groups are named. The higher mountain is listed first.
  • Height: height of the highest mountain in metres
  • Image: image of the highest mountain

AVE 1984Edit

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AVE-
No.
Name Map Location Country Highest mountain Height (m) Image
1 Bregenz Forest Mountains Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Glatthorn 2,134  
2 Allgäu Alps Northern Limestone Alps   Germany
  Austria
Großer Krottenkopf 2,657  
3a Lechquellen Mountains Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Große Wildgrubenspitze 2,753  
3b Lechtal Alps Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Parseierspitze 3,036  
4 Wetterstein and Mieminger Chain Northern Limestone Alps   Austria
  Germany
Zugspitze
Hochplattig
2,962
2,768
 
5 Karwendel Northern Limestone Alps   Austria
  Germany
Birkkarspitze 2,749  
6 Brandenberg Alps (Rofangebirge) Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Hochiss 2,299  
7a Ammergau Alps Northern Limestone Alps   Germany
  Austria
Daniel 2,340  
7b Bavarian Prealps Northern Limestone Alps   Germany
  Austria
Krottenkopf 2,086  
8 Kaisergebirge Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Ellmauer Halt 2,344  
9 Leogang and Lofer Mountains Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Birnhorn
Großes Ochsenhorn
2,634
2,511
 
10 Berchtesgaden Alps Northern Limestone Alps   Austria
  Germany
Hochkönig 2,941  
11 Chiemgau Alps Northern Limestone Alps   Germany
  Austria
Sonntagshorn 1,961  
12 Salzburg Slate Alps Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Hundstein 2,117  
13 Tennen Mountains Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Raucheck 2,430  
14 Dachstein Mountains Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Hoher Dachstein 2,995  
15 Totes Gebirge Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Großer Priel 2,515  
16 Ennstal Alps Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Hochtor 2,369  
17a Salzkammergut Mountains Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Gamsfeld 2,027  
17b Upper Austrian Prealps Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Hoher Nock 1,963  
18 Hochschwab Group Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Hochschwab 2,277  
19 Mürzsteg Alps Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Hohe Veitsch 1,981  
20 Rax-Schneeberg Group Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Klosterwappen 2,076  
21 Ybbstal Alps Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Hochstadl 1,919  
22 Türnitz Alps Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Großer Sulzberg 1,400  
23 Gutenstein Alps Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Reisalpe 1,399  
24 Vienna Woods Northern Limestone Alps   Austria Schöpfl 893  
25 Rätikon Central Eastern Alps   Switzerland
  Austria
  Liechtenstein
Schesaplana 2,964  
26 Silvretta Central Eastern Alps   Switzerland
  Austria
Piz Linard 3,411  
27 Samnaun Alps Central Eastern Alps   Austria
  Switzerland
Muttler 3,294  
28 Verwall Central Eastern Alps   Austria Hoher Riffler 3,168  
29 Sesvenna Range Central Eastern Alps   Switzerland
  Italy
  Austria
Piz Sesvenna 3,204  
30 Ötztal Alps Central Eastern Alps   Austria
  Italy
Wildspitze 3,768  
31 Stubai Alps Central Eastern Alps   Austria
  Italy
Zuckerhütl 3,507  
32 Sarntal Alps Central Eastern Alps   Italy Hirzer 2,781  
33 Tux Alps Central Eastern Alps   Austria Lizumer Reckner 2,884  
34 N Kitzbühel Alps Central Eastern Alps   Austria Kreuzjoch 2,558  
35 Zillertal Alps Central Eastern Alps   Austria Hochfeiler 3,510  
36 Venediger Group Central Eastern Alps   Austria Grossvenediger Großvenediger 3,666  
37 Rieserferner Group Central Eastern Alps   Italy
  Austria
Hochgall 3,436  
38 Villgraten Mountains Central Eastern Alps   Austria
  Italy
Weiße Spitze 2,962  
39 Granatspitze Group Central Eastern Alps   Austria Großer Muntanitz 3,232  
40 Glockner Group Central Eastern Alps   Austria Großglockner 3,798  
41 Schober Group Central Eastern Alps   Austria Petzeck 3,283  
42 Goldberg Group Central Eastern Alps   Austria Hocharn 3,254  
43 Kreuzeck Group Central Eastern Alps   Austria Mölltaler Polinik 2,784  
44 Ankogel Group Central Eastern Alps   Austria Hochalmspitze 3,360  
45a Radstadt Tauern Central Eastern Alps   Austria Weißeck 2,711  
45b Schladming Tauern Central Eastern Alps   Austria Hochgolling 2,862  
45c Rottenmanner and Wölzer Tauern Central Eastern Alps   Austria Rettlkirchspitze 2,475  
45d Seckau Tauern Central Eastern Alps   Austria Geierhaupt 2,417  
46a Gurktal Alps Central Eastern Alps   Austria Eisenhut 2,441  
46b Lavanttal Alps Central Eastern Alps   Austria
  Slovenia
Zirbitzkogel 2,396  
47 Prealps East of the Mur Central Eastern Alps   Austria Stuhleck 1,782  
48a Ortler Alps Southern Limestone Alps   Italy
  Switzerland
Ortler 3,905  
48b Sobretta-Gavia Group Southern Limestone Alps   Italy Monte Sobretta 3,296  
48c Nonsberg Group Southern Limestone Alps   Italy Laugenspitze 2,434  
49 Adamello-Presanella Alps Southern Limestone Alps   Italy Presanella 3,556  
50 Garda Mountains Southern Limestone Alps   Italy Monte Cadria 2,254
51 Brenta Group Southern Limestone Alps   Italy Cima Tosa 3,173  
52 Dolomites Southern Limestone Alps   Italy Marmolata 3,343  
53 Fleimstal Alps Southern Limestone Alps   Italy Cima d’Asta 2,847  
54 Vicentine Alps Southern Limestone Alps   Italy Cima Dodici 2,336  
55 until 1984: Bellunes Alps1
56 Gailtal Alps Southern Limestone Alps   Austria Große Sandspitze 2,770  
57a Carnic Main Crest Southern Limestone Alps   Italy
  Austria
Hohe Warte 2,780  
57b Southern Carnic Alps Southern Limestone Alps   Italy Cima dei Preti 2,706  
58 Julian Alps Southern Limestone Alps   Slovenia
  Italy
Triglav 2,864  
59 Karavanks and Pohorje Southern Limestone Alps   Austria
  Slovenia
  Italy
Hochstuhl
Črni Vrh
2,237
1,543
 
60 Stein Alps Southern Limestone Alps   Slovenia
  Austria
Grintovec 2,558  
61 Extra-Alpine regions in Austria2
62 Extra-Alpine regions in Germany2
63 Plessur Alps Western Limestone Alps   Switzerland Aroser Rothorn 2,980  
64 Oberhalbstein Alps Western Limestone Alps   Switzerland
  Italy
Piz Platta 3,392  
65 Albula Alps Western Limestone Alps   Switzerland Piz Kesch 3,418  
66 Bernina Group Western Limestone Alps   Italy
  Switzerland
Piz Bernina 4,049  
67 Livigno Alps Western Limestone Alps   Italy
  Switzerland
Cima de’ Piazzi 3,439  
68 Bergamasque Alps Western Limestone Alps   Italy Pizzo di Coca 3,052  
  • 1 In 1984, counted as part of the Dolomites (52) and the Southern Carnic Alps (57b).
  • 2 Regions that do not describe the Eastern Alps. The AVE number was used by the German and Austrian Alpine Clubs in the sorting key of their hut guides.

LiteratureEdit

  • Franz Graßler: Alpine Club classification of the Eastern Alps (AVE). In: DAV, OeAV, AVS (ed.): Berg '84. Alpine Club Yearbook, Vol. 108, 1984, pp. 215–224,

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