List of mountains of Nidwalden

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This is a list of mountains of the Swiss canton of Nidwalden. The list only includes significant summits with a topographic prominence of at least 150 metres (492 ft). There are 18 such summits in Obwalden and they are found in almost all its municipalities. Topographically, the three most important summits of the canton are those of the Rotstöckli (most elevated), the Bürgenstock (most prominent) and Pilatus (most isolated).

The Rotstöckli (2,901 m), although the highest point of the canton, is not listed as it is a subsidiary peak of the Titlis (3,238 m) and has a topographic prominence of less than 50 m.[1] All mountain heights and prominences on the list are from the largest-scale maps available.[2]

List[edit]

Mountain Height (m) [2] Drop (m) Coordinates Range Municipality(ies) First[3]
ascent
Ruchstock 2814 255 46°51′24″N 08°28′14″E / 46.85667°N 8.47056°E / 46.85667; 8.47056 Uri Alps Wolfenschiessen
Rotsandnollen 2700 493 46°48′02″N 08°20′38″E / 46.80056°N 8.34389°E / 46.80056; 8.34389 Uri Alps Wolfenschiessen
Huetstock 2676 230 46°48′53″N 09°19′34″E / 46.81472°N 9.32611°E / 46.81472; 9.32611 Uri Alps Wolfenschiessen
Graustock 2662 256 46°47′16″N 08°22′08″E / 46.78778°N 8.36889°E / 46.78778; 8.36889 Uri Alps Wolfenschiessen
Gross Sättelistock 2637 272 46°51′09″N 08°26′11″E / 46.85250°N 8.43639°E / 46.85250; 8.43639 Uri Alps Wolfenschiessen
Hoh Brisen 2413 489 46°53′51″N 08°27′57″E / 46.89750°N 8.46583°E / 46.89750; 8.46583 Uri Alps Wolfenschiessen
Nünalphorn 2385 214 46°49′26″N 08°19′32″E / 46.82389°N 8.32556°E / 46.82389; 8.32556 Uri Alps Wolfenschiessen
Pilatus (Tomlishorn) 2128 585 46°55′42″N 08°43′43″E / 46.92833°N 8.72861°E / 46.92833; 8.72861 Emmental Alps Hergiswil
Oberbauenstock 2117 297 46°55′40″N 08°32′39″E / 46.92778°N 8.54417°E / 46.92778; 8.54417 Uri Alps Emmetten
Schluchberg 2106 364 46°52′00″N 08°20′02″E / 46.86667°N 8.33389°E / 46.86667; 8.33389 Uri Alps Wolfenschiessen
Niderbauen-Chulm 1923 327 46°56′51″N 08°33′24″E / 46.94750°N 8.55667°E / 46.94750; 8.55667 Uri Alps Emmetten
Stanserhorn 1898 500 46°55′47″N 08°20′25″E / 46.92972°N 8.34028°E / 46.92972; 8.34028 Uri Alps Dallenwil/Ennetmoos
Buochserhorn 1807 227 46°56′44″N 08°25′43″E / 46.94556°N 8.42861°E / 46.94556; 8.42861 Uri Alps Beckenried/Buochs/Oberdorf
Bürgenstock 1128 683 47°00′01″N 08°23′55″E / 47.00028°N 8.39861°E / 47.00028; 8.39861 Uri Alps Ennetbürgen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christian Thöni, Directory of the mountains of Switzerland
  2. ^ a b All mountain heights and prominences are from the 1:25,000 Swisstopo topographic maps.
  3. ^ The three main sources for first ascent data are:
    For the Western Alps; W.A.B. Coolidge, The Alps in nature and history, Methuen & Co, London, 1908.
    For the Central Alps; Gottlieb Studer, Über Eis und Schnee: Die höchsten Gipfel der Schweiz und die Geschichte ihrer Besteigung, Volumes 1-3, Schmid & Francke, Bern, 1896-1899.
    For the Eastern Alps: Die Erschließung der Ostalpen, Volumes 1-3, German and Austrian Alpine Club, Berlin, 1894.
    Given are the years for the first recorded ascents. In many cases local people or surveyors made earlier ascents. In particular, chamois and ibex hunters are expected to have reached many summits. Years in italics indicate that it is known that an earlier ascent was made, for example by the presence of artifacts on top or the summit's prior use as a triangulation point.