List of mountains of the canton of Schwyz

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This is a list of mountains of the Swiss canton of Schwyz. Schwyz is a very mountainous canton and lies almost entirely within the Alps. It is also one of the 15 cantons having summits above 2,000 metres. Topographically, the two most important summits of the canton are those of the Bös Fulen (most elevated) and the Rigi (most prominent and isolated). All of the mountains of the canton are part of the Schwyzer Alps mountain range, although not all the mountains of that range lie within the canton.

This list only includes significant summits with a topographic prominence of at least 150 metres (492 ft). There are 38 such summits in the canton of Schwyz and they are found in almost all its districts.[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 District(s) First[3]
ascent
Bös Fulen 2802 367 46°58′02″N 08°56′45″E / 46.96722°N 8.94583°E / 46.96722; 8.94583 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Ortstock 2716 538 46°55′31″N 08°56′53″E / 46.92528°N 8.94806°E / 46.92528; 8.94806 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Höch Turm 2666 264 46°55′56″N 08°56′09″E / 46.93222°N 8.93583°E / 46.93222; 8.93583 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Pfannenstock 2573 373 46°57′42″N 08°54′41″E / 46.96167°N 8.91139°E / 46.96167; 8.91139 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Chaiserstock 2515 470 46°55′42″N 08°43′43″E / 46.92833°N 8.72861°E / 46.92833; 8.72861 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Fulen 2491 311 46°55′07″N 08°42′53″E / 46.91861°N 8.71472°E / 46.91861; 8.71472 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Rossstock 2461 173 46°55′02″N 08°42′28″E / 46.91722°N 8.70778°E / 46.91722; 8.70778 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Wasserbergfirst 2341 325 46°56′22″N 08°47′21″E / 46.93944°N 8.78917°E / 46.93944; 8.78917 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Mutteristock (Redertenstock) 2295 745 47°02′54″N 08°56′35″E / 47.04833°N 8.94306°E / 47.04833; 8.94306 Schwyzer Alps March
Druesberg 2282 722 46°00′15″N 08°50′00″E / 46.00417°N 8.83333°E / 46.00417; 8.83333 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Brünnelistock 2133 250 47°05′03″N 08°58′21″E / 47.08417°N 8.97250°E / 47.08417; 8.97250 Schwyzer Alps March
Zindlenspitz 2097 195 47°04′35″N 08°57′36″E / 47.07639°N 8.96000°E / 47.07639; 8.96000 Schwyzer Alps March
Fluebrig 2092 268 47°03′41″N 08°53′00″E / 47.06139°N 8.88333°E / 47.06139; 8.88333 Schwyzer Alps March/Schwyz
Biet 1965 185 47°02′15″N 08°50′28″E / 47.03750°N 8.84111°E / 47.03750; 8.84111 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Chlingenstock 1935 448 46°57′26″N 08°40′29″E / 46.95722°N 8.67472°E / 46.95722; 8.67472 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Fronalpstock 1921 189 46°58′05″N 08°38′14″E / 46.96806°N 8.63722°E / 46.96806; 8.63722 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Grosser Mythen 1898 493 47°01′47″N 08°41′20″E / 47.02972°N 8.68889°E / 47.02972; 8.68889 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Chöpfenberg 1896 465 47°07′07″N 08°58′07″E / 47.11861°N 8.96861°E / 47.11861; 8.96861 Schwyzer Alps March
Kleiner Mythen 1811 373 47°02′27″N 08°41′03″E / 47.04083°N 8.68417°E / 47.04083; 8.68417 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Rigi (Kulm) 1798 1290 47°03′24″N 08°29′08″E / 47.05667°N 8.48556°E / 47.05667; 8.48556 Schwyzer Alps Küssnacht/Schwyz
Rigi Hochflue 1698 508 47°00′36″N 08°33′36″E / 47.01000°N 8.56000°E / 47.01000; 8.56000 Schwyzer Alps Gersau/Schwyz
Gross Aubrig 1695 327 47°06′41″N 08°52′57″E / 47.11139°N 8.88250°E / 47.11139; 8.88250 Schwyzer Alps March
Dosse 1684 252 47°01′37″N 08°29′56″E / 47.02694°N 8.49889°E / 47.02694; 8.49889 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Rossberg (Wildspitz) 1580 780 47°05′03″N 08°34′40″E / 47.08417°N 8.57778°E / 47.08417; 8.57778 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz
Morgartenberg 1244 312 47°05′59″N 08°39′19″E / 47.09972°N 8.65528°E / 47.09972; 8.65528 Schwyzer Alps Schwyz

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.