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Climb 5 of Switzerland's Biggest and Baddest 4000m Peaks

5 of the most beautiful and sought-after Alpine 4000ers - this is a summit-bagger's dream!

Alpine Climbing, Hiking Moderate, Difficult, Severe

On the way up at first light
On the way up at first light Photo: Peter Riley


48 of the 82 Alpine 4000ers sit in Switzerland, and virtually all of the remaining 34 4000 metre peaks are within 20 kilometres of the Swiss border. France might have the highest peak in the Alps but Switzerland is the focal point of the range and is home to some of the most beautiful and challenging mountains in Europe.

This guidebook covers 5 mountains, each of which is a major, multi-day undertaking in its own right. In here you'll find everything you need to know to climb the Dent Blanche, Täschhorn and Weisshorn - 3 of the best looking mountains you're likely to see anywhere on Earth - as well as the Dom (the highest mountain entirely in Switzerland) and the hulking lump that is the Grand Combin.

Ticking all 5 of these peaks in a single summer would be impressive achievement but if you do manage it, we've got plenty more guidebooks to keep you busy on Swiss 4000ers!




We've also got a comprehensive guide to Italy's highest mountain, and to the classic routes on the King of the Alps, Mont Blanc.



Time to get 4000er ticking!

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