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Mont Blanc Italian: Monte Bianco (4,808.7 m (15,777 ft)) is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Europe west of the Caucasus peaks of Russia and Georgia. It is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence. The mountain stands in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France. more...

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Lower part of the Aletsch glacier with Wannenhorn (3,906 m (12,815 ft)) in the middle and Strahlhorn (3,026 m (9,928 ft)) on the right.


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Mountains

– Categories: Mountains · Glaciers · Lakes · Mountain passes · Valleys · Rivers ·

Northern Limestone Alps: Ackerlspitze · Biberkopf · Birkkarspitze Birnhorn · Dachstein · Daniel · Eiskögele · Ellmauer Halt · Gamsfeld · Glatthorn · Großer Hundstod · Großer Krottenkopf · Großes Ochsenhorn · Großer Priel · Hinterer Bratschenkopf · Hochblassen · Hocheisspitze · Hochiss · Hochkalter · Hochkönig · Hochschwab · Hochstadl · Hochtor · Hochvogel · Hochwanner · Hoher Göll · Hohe Veitsch · Leutascher Dreitorspitze · Klockerin · Krottenkopf · Östliche Karwendelspitze · Parseierspitze · Raucheck · Reisalpe · Schneeberg · Schneefernerkopf · Sonneck · Sonntagshorn · Treffauer · Untere Wildgrubenspitze · Watzmann · Wetterspitzen · Zugspitze
Central (Eastern) Alps: Glocknerwand · Großer Muntanitz · Großes Wiesbachhorn · Großglockner · Großvenediger · Hirzer · Hochalmspitze · Hochgall · Hochfeiler · Hoher Riffler · Johannisberg · Kleinglockner · Kreuzjoch · Lizumer Reckner · Muttler · Petzeck · Piz Linard · Piz Sesvenna · Schesaplana · Weiße Spitze · Wildspitze · Teufelshorn · Zuckerhütl
Southern Limestone Alps: Cima d'Asta · Cima Dodici · Cima Presanella · Cima Tosa · Coglians · Hochstuhl · Grintovec · Große Sandspitze · Laugenspitze · Marmolada · Monte Cadria · Monte Sobretta · Ortler · Piz Bernina · Triglav
Western Alps: Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey · Aiguilles du Diable · Aiguille Verte · Aletschhorn · Allalinhorn · Alphubel · Barre des Écrins · Bishorn · Breithorn · Castor · Dent Blanche · Dent d'Hérens · Dents du Midi · Dom · Dôme du Goûter · Dunantspitze · Dürrenhorn · Eiger · Finsteraarhorn · Gran Paradiso · Grand Combin · Grandes Jorasses · Grande Rocheuse · Grande Tête de l'Obiou · Gross Fiescherhorn · Grünhorn · Hohberghorn · Jungfrau · Lauteraarhorn · Lagginhorn · Lenzspitze · Les Droites · Ludwigshöhe · Lyskamm · Matterhorn · Mönch · Monte Argentera · Mont Blanc · Monte Rosa · Monte Viso · Ober Gabelhorn · Nadelhorn · Parrotspitze · Picco Luigi Amedeo · Pollux · Rimpfischhorn · Schreckhorn · Signalkuppe · Stecknadelhorn · Strahlhorn · Täschhorn · Tête de l'Estrop · Vincent Pyramid · Weisshorn · Weissmies · Zinalrothorn · Zumsteinspitze

Arc of the Alps
Mountain ranges

Northern Limestone Alps: Allgäu Alps · Ammergau Alps · Bavarian Prealps · Berchtesgaden Alps · Brandenberg Alps · Bregenz Forest · Chiemgau Alps · Dachstein · Ennstal Alps · Gutenstein Alps · Hochschwab · Kaiser Mountains · Karwendel · Lechquellen · Lechtal Alps · Leogang Mountains · Lofer · Mieming Range · Mürzsteg Alps · Rax-Schneeberg · Salzkammergut Mountains · Tennen · Totes Gebirge · Türnitz Alps · Upper Austrian Prealps · Vienna Woods · Wetterstein · Ybbstal Alps
Central (Eastern) Alps: Ankogel Group · Glockner Group · Goldberg Group · Granatspitze Group · Gurktal Alps · Kitzbühel Alps · Kreuzeck Group · Lavanttal Alps · Ötztal Alps · Prealps East of the Mur · Radstadt Tauern · Rätikon · Rieserferner Group · Rottenmann and Wölz Tauern · Samnaun Alps · Sarntal Alps · Schladming Tauern · Schober Group · Seckau Tauern · Sesvenna Alps · Silvretta Alps · Stubai Alps · Tux Alps · Venediger Group · Verwall Alps · Villgraten · Zillertal Alps
Southern Limestone Alps: Adamello-Presanella Alps · Brenta Group · Carnic Alps · Carnic Prealps · Dolomites · Fiemme · Gailtal Alps · Garda Mountains · Julian Alps · Kamnik-Savinja Alps · Karawanks · Nonsberg Group · Ortler Group · Pohorje · Rhaetian Alps · Sobretta-Gavia Group · Vicentine Alps
Western Alps: Aarmassif · Belledonne · Bernese Alps · Cottian Alps · Dauphiné Alps · Dauphiné Prealps · Glarus Alps · Graian Alps · Maritime Alps · Massif des Écrins · Pennine Alps · Provence Alps and Prealps · Saint-Gotthard Massif · Savoy Alps

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Four-thousanders · Three-thousanders · Mountains between 2,500 and 2,999 m · Mountains between 2,000 and 2,499 m · Most prominent mountains ·

editAlpine Geography
The Great St. Bernard Pass and Lake

Category: History

Geology Geology of the Alps
Rivers: Aare · Brandenberger Ache · Brixentaler Ache · Drau · Erlauf · Inn · Lech (river) · Lütschine · Mangfall · Ötztaler Ache · Rienz · Salzach · Sill · Spöl · Ybbs · Ziller
Valleys: Kleinwalsertal · Lötschental · Pustertal · Stubaital · Tuxertal
Lakes: Lago di Muzzano · Lai da Marmorera · Lake Brienz · Lake Constance · Lake Geneva · Lake Lungern · Lake Maggiore · Lake Thun · Lake Zug · Melchsee · Oeschinen Lake · Schwarzsee
Passes: Albula Pass · Bernina Pass · Col Agnel · Col de l'Iseran · Great St. Bernard Pass · Flüela Pass · Furka Pass · Grimsel Pass · Grosse Scheidegg · Grossglockner High Alpine Road · Jungfraujoch · Pack Saddle · San Bernardino Pass · San Pellegrino Pass · Seeberg Saddle · Semmering Pass · Simplon Pass · Stelvio Pass · St. Gotthard Pass · Tuxer Joch

editCurrent news

6.11.2019 Hunters of rare Swiss ibex stir Alps wildlife row. (Source: BBC News)

9.8.2019 Glaciers of Italy to disappear as climate change heats up the Alps. (Source: The Times)

2.8.2019 Bearded vultures soar again in Alps after breeding scheme. (Source: The Guardian)

16.7.2019 Lake discovered 11,000ft high in the Alps (below the Dent du Geant) in 'truly alarming' sign of climate change. (Source: The Independent)

12.7.2019 Alpine huts take drastic action to ensure the bed bugs don't bite. (Source: The Guardian )

26.2.2019 Mountain cable car to be built between Switzerland and Italy.   (Source: swissinfo.ch)

9.11.2018 Ben Tibbetts becomes second Briton to summit all 4,000m UIAA Alpine peaks. (Source: thebmc.co.uk)

15.8.2018 Wreckage of a US military plane that crashed on a glacier in 1946 is to be cleared from the Swiss Alps. (Source: Swissinfo.ch)

15.6.2018 Ultra runner Daniel Jung blazes a trail in 200-kilometer Tyrolean trail challenge. (Source: CNN.com)

3.5.2018 Austrian priest to undertake epic pilgrimage across the Alps. (Source: Catholic Herald)

2.4.2018 Snow depths in the Alps hit 7 metres for the first time in many years. (Source: InTheSnow.com)

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