List of mountains of Obwalden

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This is a list of mountains of the Swiss canton of Obwalden. Obwalden is a very mountainous canton and is one of the nine cantons having summits over 3,000 metres. Topographically, the three most important summits of the canton are those of the Titlis (most elevated), the Brienzer Rothorn (most prominent) and Pilatus (most isolated).

This list only includes significant summits with a topographic prominence of at least 150 metres (492 ft). There are 28 such summits in Obwalden and they are found in all its seven municipalities.[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
Titlis 3238 978 46°46′19″N 08°26′16″E / 46.77194°N 8.43778°E / 46.77194; 8.43778 Uri Alps Engelberg 1739
Reissend Nollen 3003 229 46°46′00″N 08°24′03″E / 46.76667°N 8.40083°E / 46.76667; 8.40083 Uri Alps Engelberg
Wissigstock 2887 329 46°50′44″N 08°30′24″E / 46.84556°N 8.50667°E / 46.84556; 8.50667 Uri Alps Engelberg
Rotsandnollen 2700 493 46°48′02″N 08°20′38″E / 46.80056°N 8.34389°E / 46.80056; 8.34389 Uri Alps Kerns
Huetstock 2676 230 46°48′53″N 09°19′34″E / 46.81472°N 9.32611°E / 46.81472; 9.32611 Uri Alps Kerns
Graustock 2662 256 46°47′16″N 08°22′08″E / 46.78778°N 8.36889°E / 46.78778; 8.36889 Uri Alps Kerns
Gross Sättelistock 2637 272 46°51′09″N 08°26′11″E / 46.85250°N 8.43639°E / 46.85250; 8.43639 Uri Alps Engelberg
Hahnen 2606 201 46°49′26″N 08°27′20″E / 46.82389°N 8.45556°E / 46.82389; 8.45556 Uri Alps Engelberg
Glogghüs 2534 554 46°45′38″N 08°15′45″E / 46.76056°N 8.26250°E / 46.76056; 8.26250 Uri Alps Kerns
Hochstollen 2481 160 46°46′25″N 08°14′16″E / 46.77361°N 8.23778°E / 46.77361; 8.23778 Uri Alps Lungern/Kerns
Nünalphorn 2385 214 46°49′26″N 08°19′32″E / 46.82389°N 8.32556°E / 46.82389; 8.32556 Uri Alps Kerns
Brienzer Rothorn 2350 1342 46°47′13″N 08°02′49″E / 46.78694°N 8.04694°E / 46.78694; 8.04694 Emmental Alps Giswil
Heitlistock 2146 284 46°48′39″N 08°15′02″E / 46.81083°N 8.25056°E / 46.81083; 8.25056 Uri Alps Sachseln
Pilatus (Tomlishorn) 2128 585 46°55′42″N 08°43′43″E / 46.92833°N 8.72861°E / 46.92833; 8.72861 Emmental Alps Alpnach
Chingstuel 2118 190 46°46′10″N 08°12′24″E / 46.76944°N 8.20667°E / 46.76944; 8.20667 Uri Alps Lungern
Schluchberg 2106 364 46°52′00″N 08°20′02″E / 46.86667°N 8.33389°E / 46.86667; 8.33389 Uri Alps Kerns
Güpfi 2043 381 46°47′46″N 08°11′43″E / 46.79611°N 8.19528°E / 46.79611; 8.19528 Uri Alps Lungern
Fürstein 2040 481 46°53′44″N 08°04′11″E / 46.89556°N 8.06972°E / 46.89556; 8.06972 Emmental Alps Sarnen
Hagleren 1949 365 46°37′21″N 07°15′02″E / 46.62250°N 7.25056°E / 46.62250; 7.25056 Emmental Alps Giswil
Stäfeliflue 1922 227 46°57′53″N 08°09′52″E / 46.96472°N 8.16444°E / 46.96472; 8.16444 Emmental Alps Alpnach
Mittaggüpfi 1917 167 46°58′18″N 08°11′15″E / 46.97167°N 8.18750°E / 46.97167; 8.18750 Emmental Alps Alpnach

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.