List of mountains of Nidwalden
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. All mountain heights and prominences on the list are from the largest-scale maps available.
|Mountain||Height (m) ||Drop (m)||Coordinates||Range||Municipality(ies)||First|
|Gross Sättelistock||2637||272||Uri Alps||Wolfenschiessen|
|Hoh Brisen||2413||489||Uri Alps||Wolfenschiessen|
|Pilatus (Tomlishorn)||2128||585||Emmental Alps||Hergiswil|
- Christian Thöni, Directory of the mountains of Switzerland
- All mountain heights and prominences are from the 1:25,000 Swisstopo topographic maps.
- 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.