List of mountains of Ticino

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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.[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
Rheinwaldhorn/Adula 3402 1337 46°29′37″N 09°02′25″E / 46.49361°N 9.04028°E / 46.49361; 9.04028 Lepontine Alps Blenio 1789
Basòdino 3272 959 46°24′41″N 08°28′07″E / 46.41139°N 8.46861°E / 46.41139; 8.46861 Lepontine Alps Vallemaggia 1863
Vogelberg 3218 303 46°28′42″N 09°03′55″E / 46.47833°N 9.06528°E / 46.47833; 9.06528 Lepontine Alps Blenio 1864
Piz Medel 3211 952 46°37′06″N 08°54′40″E / 46.61833°N 8.91111°E / 46.61833; 8.91111 Lepontine Alps Blenio 1865
Puntone dei Fraciòn 3202 157 46°28′16″N 09°05′07″E / 46.47111°N 9.08528°E / 46.47111; 9.08528 Lepontine Alps Blenio
Pizzo Rotondo 3192 752 46°31′03″N 08°27′58″E / 46.51750°N 8.46611°E / 46.51750; 8.46611 Lepontine Alps Leventina 1869
Scopi 3190 792 46°34′18″N 08°49′48″E / 46.57167°N 8.83000°E / 46.57167; 8.83000 Lepontine Alps Blenio 1782
Cima Rossa 3161 236 46°26′38″N 09°05′13″E / 46.44389°N 9.08694°E / 46.44389; 9.08694 Lepontine Alps Blenio
Piz Terri 3149 390 46°36′00″N 09°02′03″E / 46.60000°N 9.03417°E / 46.60000; 9.03417 Lepontine Alps Blenio 1802
Pizzo Campo Tencia 3072 754 46°25′47″N 08°43′34″E / 46.42972°N 8.72611°E / 46.42972; 8.72611 Lepontine Alps Leventina/Vallemaggia 1867
Chüebodenhorn 3070 316 46°30′29″N 08°27′11″E / 46.50806°N 8.45306°E / 46.50806; 8.45306 Lepontine Alps Leventina
Cima dei Cogn 3063 177 46°25′56″N 09°05′19″E / 46.43222°N 9.08861°E / 46.43222; 9.08861 Lepontine Alps Blenio
Pizzo Gallina 3061 378 46°29′41″N 08°23′31″E / 46.49472°N 8.39194°E / 46.49472; 8.39194 Lepontine Alps Leventina
Piz Blas 3019 312 46°34′38″N 08°43′41″E / 46.57722°N 8.72806°E / 46.57722; 8.72806 Lepontine Alps Leventina 1871
Piz Rondadura 3016 266 46°34′35″N 08°45′02″E / 46.57639°N 8.75056°E / 46.57639; 8.75056 Lepontine Alps Leventina
Pizzo Centrale 2999 451 46°34′41″N 08°36′54″E / 46.57806°N 8.61500°E / 46.57806; 8.61500 Lepontine Alps Leventina
Grieshorn 2969 509 46°27′05″N 08°23′35″E / 46.45139°N 8.39306°E / 46.45139; 8.39306 Lepontine Alps Leventina
Pizzo Lucendro 2963 350 46°32′20″N 08°31′10″E / 46.53889°N 8.51944°E / 46.53889; 8.51944 Lepontine Alps Leventina 1871
Marchhorn/Pta del Termine 2962 327 46°26′55″N 08°27′45″E / 46.44861°N 8.46250°E / 46.44861; 8.46250 Lepontine Alps Vallemaggia
Torent/Torrone Alto 2952 835 46°20′37″N 09°04′16″E / 46.34361°N 9.07111°E / 46.34361; 9.07111 Lepontine Alps Riviera 1882
Pizzo del Ramulazz S 2939 324 46°23′48″N 09°05′34″E / 46.39667°N 9.09278°E / 46.39667; 9.09278 Lepontine Alps Blenio
Cristallina 2912 344 46°27′53″N 08°32′13″E / 46.46472°N 8.53694°E / 46.46472; 8.53694 Lepontine Alps Vallemaggia
Nufenenstock 2866 381 46°28′01″N 08°23′18″E / 46.46694°N 8.38833°E / 46.46694; 8.38833 Lepontine Alps Leventina
Poncione di Braga 2864 301 46°26′03″N 08°32′34″E / 46.43417°N 8.54278°E / 46.43417; 8.54278 Lepontine Alps Vallemaggia
Wandfluhhorn/Pizzo Biela 2863 452 46°20′41″N 08°27′51″E / 46.34472°N 8.46417°E / 46.34472; 8.46417 Lepontine Alps Vallemaggia
Cima di Gana Bianca 2842 410 46°28′17″N 08°59′32″E / 46.47139°N 8.99222°E / 46.47139; 8.99222 Lepontine Alps Blenio
Pizzo Castello 2808 385 46°24′56″N 08°33′55″E / 46.41556°N 8.56528°E / 46.41556; 8.56528 Lepontine Alps Vallemaggia
Corona di Redorta 2804 481 46°22′32″N 08°43′56″E / 46.37556°N 8.73222°E / 46.37556; 8.73222 Lepontine Alps Locarno/Vallemaggia
Pizzo Quadro 2793 470 46°17′55″N 08°25′05″E / 46.29861°N 8.41806°E / 46.29861; 8.41806 Lepontine Alps Vallemaggia
Pizzo Marumo 2790 435 46°35′54″N 08°57′34″E / 46.59833°N 8.95944°E / 46.59833; 8.95944 Lepontine Alps Blenio
Pizzo del Sole 2773 555 46°31′30″N 08°46′04″E / 46.52500°N 8.76778°E / 46.52500; 8.76778 Lepontine Alps Blenio/Leventina
Il Madone[Note 1] 2768 330 46°29′31″N 08°34′01″E / 46.49194°N 8.56694°E / 46.49194; 8.56694 Lepontine Alps Leventina/Vallemaggia
Pizzo Massari 2760 424 46°28′33″N 08°41′00″E / 46.47583°N 8.68333°E / 46.47583; 8.68333 Lepontine Alps Leventina/Vallemaggia
Madom Gröss 2741 630 46°22′00″N 08°49′52″E / 46.36667°N 8.83111°E / 46.36667; 8.83111 Lepontine Alps Leventina/Locarno
Schenadüi 2738 375 46°33′09″N 08°44′55″E / 46.55250°N 8.74861°E / 46.55250; 8.74861 Lepontine Alps Leventina
Monte Zucchero 2735 554 46°21′15″N 08°42′51″E / 46.35417°N 8.71417°E / 46.35417; 8.71417 Lepontine Alps Locarno/Vallemaggia
Pizzo di Claro 2727 361 46°17′45″N 09°03′20″E / 46.29583°N 9.05556°E / 46.29583; 9.05556 Lepontine Alps Riviera
Pizzo Cramalina 2322 297 46°15′19.3″N 08°37′25.8″E / 46.255361°N 8.623833°E / 46.255361; 8.623833 Lepontine Alps Ticino
Pizzo dell'Alpe Gelato 2613 357 46°14′59″N 08°26′39″E / 46.24972°N 8.44417°E / 46.24972; 8.44417 Lepontine Alps Vallemaggia
Cima Bianca 2612 309 46°23′16″N 08°48′45″E / 46.38778°N 8.81250°E / 46.38778; 8.81250 Lepontine Alps Blenio
Rosso di Ribia 2547 569 46°15′40″N 08°31′47″E / 46.26111°N 8.52972°E / 46.26111; 8.52972 Lepontine Alps Locarno/Vallemaggia
Cima di Bri 2520 313 46°18′19″N 08°53′03″E / 46.30528°N 8.88417°E / 46.30528; 8.88417 Lepontine Alps Leventina/Locarno
Cima di Pinadee 2486 455 46°30′48″N 08°58′37″E / 46.51333°N 8.97694°E / 46.51333; 8.97694 Lepontine Alps Blenio
Pizzo Erra 2416 300 46°26′28″N 08°53′27″E / 46.44111°N 8.89083°E / 46.44111; 8.89083 Lepontine Alps Blenio/Leventina
Poncione Piancascia 2360 325 46°17′57″N 08°43′58″E / 46.29917°N 8.73278°E / 46.29917; 8.73278 Lepontine Alps Locarno/Vallemaggia
Pizzo Bombögn 2331 268 46°18′16″N 08°29′50″E / 46.30444°N 8.49722°E / 46.30444; 8.49722 Lepontine Alps Vallemaggia
Camoghè 2228 283 46°08′06″N 09°03′51″E / 46.13500°N 9.06417°E / 46.13500; 9.06417 Lugano Prealps Bellinzona/Lugano
Sosto 2221 524 46°32′54″N 08°57′07″E / 46.54833°N 8.95194°E / 46.54833; 8.95194 Lepontine Alps Blenio
Gridone/Monte Limidario 2188 1218 46°07′24″N 08°38′53″E / 46.12333°N 8.64806°E / 46.12333; 8.64806 Lepontine Alps Locarno
Pizzo Ruscada 2004 330 46°10′39″N 08°35′34″E / 46.17750°N 8.59278°E / 46.17750; 8.59278 Lepontine Alps Locarno
Monte Tamaro 1961 1408 46°06′14″N 08°51′58″E / 46.10389°N 8.86611°E / 46.10389; 8.86611 Lugano Prealps Locarno/Lugano
Cima di Fojorina 1810 305 46°03′46″N 09°04′22″E / 46.06278°N 9.07278°E / 46.06278; 9.07278 Lugano Prealps Lugano
Monte Gambarogno 1734 339 46°06′44″N 08°49′49″E / 46.11222°N 8.83028°E / 46.11222; 8.83028 Lugano Prealps Locarno
Monte Generoso 1701 1321 45°55′53″N 09°01′12″E / 45.93139°N 9.02000°E / 45.93139; 9.02000 Lugano Prealps Lugano
Monte Salmone 1560 484 46°12′34″N 08°42′26″E / 46.20944°N 8.70722°E / 46.20944; 8.70722 Lepontine Alps Locarno/Vallemaggia
Monte Boglia 1516 342 46°01′47″N 09°00′27″E / 46.02972°N 9.00750°E / 46.02972; 9.00750 Lugano Prealps Lugano
Monte San Giorgio 1097 758 45°54′49″N 08°56′59″E / 45.91361°N 8.94972°E / 45.91361; 8.94972 Lugano Prealps Lugano/Mendrisio
Poncione d'Arzo 1015 345 45°53′32″N 08°55′27″E / 45.89222°N 8.92417°E / 45.89222; 8.92417 Lugano Prealps Mendrisio
Monte San Salvatore 912 602 45°58′37″N 08°56′50″E / 45.97694°N 8.94722°E / 45.97694; 8.94722 Lugano Prealps Lugano

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ High point between Il Madone and Campanile

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.