The Alps is the mountain range found greatly in Europe. Alpine countries are: Switzerland, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Monaco, and Slovenia. Swiss Alps are considered as the best for trekking and mountain climbing.
Alps facts for kids
- Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps. It reaches a height of 4809 meters above sea level.
- Wildlife of Alps includes 30000 species of animals.
- Snow fleas are the tiniest animal in the Alps.
- Brown bears are the largest animals in the region.
- There are many other smaller and bigger animal species, including, ibex, chamois, marmots, golden eagles, adders, reptiles, and blue moths.
Top 10 highest mountains in the Alps
After reading a few facts above, I will list down some of the highest mountain peaks in the Alps.
Mont Blanc, as you already have read, is the highest mountain in the Alps region. It is located in the mountain range between France and Italy. The mountain reaches a height of 4809 meters above sea level.
Monte Rose is the second highest peak in the Alps region. It is located in the Swiss mountain region, between Switzerland and Italy. The mountain reaches the maximum height of 4634 meters above sea level. Nordend is the highest summit in the Monte Rose.
Dom is the child peak of Monte Rosa, second highest mountain in Swiss Alps. A German word, Dom, is describe as a dome of a religious building. The Dom mountain peak is the major summit of Mischabel group, highest massive, lies entirely in Switzerland.
Liskamm is the 4rth highest mountain in the region of the Alps. It reaches a maximum elevation of 4,527 meters above sea level. The mountain got a bad reputation from mountain climbers and trekkers. In the common language people describe Liskamm as Menschenfresser or people eater. Frequent avalanche has taken the lives of many tourists who have traveled here in a few previous years.
Weisshorn reaches a maximum height of 4506 meters above sea level. The mountain is located in the Swiss Alps region. Between the valleys of Anniviers and Zermatt, Switzerland. John Tyndall was the first achiever to reach the top of Weisshorn Mountain.
The Matterhorn is located in the Alps mountain between Italy and Switzerland. It reaches the maximum height of 4478 meters above sea level. Weisshorn is the parent peak of the Matterhorn. It is a huge pyramidal peak in the Monte Rosa region in the Alps.
Dent Blanche is located in the Pennine Alps, Valais, Switzerland. It is the child peak of the Matterhorn Mountain located between France and Italy. It reaches a height of 4357 meters above sea level.
Grand Combin is a glaciated massif, consisting of several summits. It reaches a maximum height of 4314 meters above sea level. The mountain is located in the Canton of Valias, Switzerland.
Finsteraarhorn is located in the Bernese Alps in the Switzerland. The mountain massif lies entirely in between the canton of Valais and Berne. The mountain reaches the highest level of 4274 meters above sea level.
The mountain is located in the Pennine Alps of Switzerland. Weisshorn is the parent mountain of Zinalrothorn. In German, Zinalrothorn is narrated as “red peak”. The maximum reach of the mountain is 4221 meters above sea level. From the mountain, Weisshorn is located 5 km north, and Dent Blanche is located 7 km west.