List of mountains of Ticino
This is a list of mountains of the Swiss canton of Ticino. Ticino is a very mountainous canton and lies almost entirely within the Alps. It is also one of the nine cantons having summits above 3,000 metres. Topographically, the two most important summits of the canton are those of the Rheinwaldhorn (most elevated and isolated) and Monte Tamaro (most prominent).
This list only includes significant summits with a topographic prominence of at least 150 metres (492 ft). There are over 140 such summits in Ticino and they are found in all its 8 districts. All mountain heights and prominences on the list are from the largest-scale maps available.
- High point between Il Madone and Campanile
- 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.