Schwyz Alps

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Schwyz Alps
Gottertli.jpg
View from Rigi Hochflue towards the Mythen and Glärnisch
Highest point
PeakGlärnisch
Elevation2,915 m (9,564 ft)
Naming
Native nameSchwyzer Alpen  (German)
Geography
Schwyzer Alpen.png
CountrySwitzerland
Cantons
Parent rangeWestern Alps
Borders onGlarus Alps, Uri Alps and Emmental Alps
Topo mapSwiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

The Schwyz Alps (German: Schwyzer Alpen) are a mountain range in Switzerland. They form part of the North-Eastern Swiss Alps and are bordered by the Glarus Alps to the east, the Appenzell Alps to the north-east, the Emmental Alps in the west, and the Uri Alps to the south-west. The Klausen Pass is the highest point between the Schwyz Alps and the Glarus Alps.

The Schwyzer Alps extend beyond the boundaries of the canton of Schwyz, including parts of the cantons of Glarus, Luzern, Uri and Zug. The highest point in the Schwyzer Alps is the Glärnisch, at an elevation of 2,915 metres (9,564 ft), which actually lies within the canton of Glarus. Just south of the Glärnisch is the Bös Fulen, the highest point in the canton of Schwyz.

Geography[edit]

Principal summits[edit]

The principal summits of the Schwyzer Alps are:

Name Elevation (m) Elevation (ft) Prominence (m) Prominence (ft)
Glärnisch 2,915 9,564 967 3,173
Bös Fulen 2,802 9,193 368 1,207
Schächentaler Windgällen 2,764 9,068 691 2,267
Ortstock 2,717 8,914 539 1,768
Höch Turm 2,666 8,747 264 866
Pfannenstock 2,573 8,442 373 1,224
Chaiserstock 2,515 8,251 470 1,540
Fulen 2,491 8,173 311 1,020
Rossstock 2,461 8,074 173 568
Wasserbergfirst 2,341 7,680 325 1,066
Mutteristock 2,295 7,530 745 2,444
Rautispitz 2,283 7,490 465 1,526
Druesberg 2,282 7,487 722 2,369
Brünnelistock 2,133 6,998 250 820
Zindlenspitz 2,097 6,880 195 640
Diethelm (Fluebrig) 2,092 6,864 268 879
Biet 1,965 6,447 185 607
Chlingenstock 1,935 6,348 448 1,470
Fronalpstock 1,921 6,302 189 620
Grosser Mythen 1,898 6,227 493 1,617
Chöpfenberg 1,896 6,220 465 1,526
Kleiner Mythen 1,811 5,942 373 1,224
Rigi Kulm 1,798 5,899 1,290 4,230
Rigi Hochflue 1,698 5,571 508 1,667
Gross Aubrig 1,695 5,561 327 1,073
Dosse 1,684 5,525 253 830
Scheidegg 1,658 5,440 113 371
Wildspitz (Rossberg) 1,580 5,180 780 2,560
Morgartenberg 1,244 4,081 312 1,024
Etzel 1,098 3,602 148 486

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Coordinates: 47°00′N 8°48′E / 47.0°N 8.8°E / 47.0; 8.8