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Bernese Alps

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The Bernese Alps (German: Berner Alpen) is a group of mountain ranges in the western part of the Alps, in Switzerland. Although the name suggests they are in the Bernese Oberland region of the canton of Bern, portions of the Bernese Alps are located in the adjacent cantons Vaud, Fribourg, Valais, Lucerne, Uri, and Nidwalden.

The Rhône valley separates it from the Pennine Alps in the south; the Furka Pass, St Gotthard Pass and the upper Rhône valley separate it from the Lepontine Alps in the south-east; the Reuss valley separates it from the Glarus Alps in the east; the northern edge is not so well defined, roughly a line from Lake Geneva to Lake Lucerne.

The Bernese Alps are drained by the river Aar and its tributary Saane in the north, the Rhône in the south and the Reuss in the east.

List of peaks

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The chief peaks of the Bernese Alps are:

NameElevation
Finsteraarhorn 4275 m 14,026 ft
Aletschhorn 4182 m 13,721 ft
Jungfrau 4166 m 13,669 ft
Mönch 4105 m 13,468 ft
Grosses Schreckhorn 4080 m 13,386 ft
Grosses Fiescherhorn 4049 m 13,285 ft
Eiger 3975 m 13,042 ft
Bietschhorn 3953 m 12,970 ft
Gross Wannehorn 3905 m 12,812 ft
Gross Nesthorn 3820 m 12,533 ft
Lauterbrunnen Breithorn 3779 m 12,399 ft
Balmhorn 3711 m 12,176 ft
Wetterhorn Mittelhorn 3708 m 12,166 ft
Wetterhorn Jungfrau 3703 m 12,149 ft
Wetterhorn Rosenhorn 3691 m 12,110 ft
Blümlisalphorn 3671 m 12,044 ft
Gross Doldenhorn 3647 m 11,966 ft
Atels 3636 m 11,930 ft
Dammastock 3633 m 11,920 ft
Galenstock 3597 m 11,802 ft
Sustenhorn 3512 m 11,523 ft
Gspaltenhorn 3442 m 11,293 ft
Fleckistock 3418 m 11,214 ft
Gross Hühnerstock 3348 m 10,985 ft
Ewigschneehorn 3331 m 10,929 ft
Ritzlihorn 3282 m 10,768 ft
Wildhorn 3264 m 10,709 ft
Wildstrubel 3253 m 10,673 ft
Diablerets 3246 m 10,650 ft
Titlis 3239 m 10,627 ft
Gross Spannort 3205 m 10,516 ft
Wellhorn 3196 m 10,486 ft
Mettenberg 3107 m 10,194 ft
Löffelhorn 3098 m 10,165 ft
Grand Muveran 3061 m 10,043 ft
Gross Wendenstock 3044 m 9987 ft
Sparrhorn 3026 m 9928 ft
Torrenthorn 3003 m 9853 ft
Grande Dent de Morcles 2980 m 9777 ft
Schilthorn 2973 m 9754 ft
Eggishorn 2934 m 9626 ft
Uri Rothstock 2932 m 9620 ft
Schwarzhorn Grindelwald 2930 m 9613 ft
Gross Siedelhorn 2881 m 9452 ft
Albristhorn 2764 m 9069 ft
Röthihorn 2759 m 9052 ft
Faulhorn 2683 m 8803 ft
Gummfluh 2461 m 8074 ft
Sulegg 2412 m 7914 ft
Vanil Noir 2395 m 7858 ft
Niesen 2366 m 7763 ft
Brienzer Rothorn 2351 m 7714 ft
Tour d'Aï 2334 m 7658 ft
Hohgant 2202 m 7225 ft
Stockhorn 2192 m 7192 ft
Kaiseregg 2189 m 7182 ft
Mount Pilatus Tomlishorn 2132 m 6995 ft
Chamossaire 2116 m 6943 ft
Gemmenalphorn 2064 m 6772 ft
Rochers de Naye 1740 m 5710 ft
Moléson 2006 m 6582 ft
Dent de Jaman 1879 m 6165 ft

List of passes

The chief passes of the Bernese Alps are:

Mountain passlocationtypeelevation
Lauitor Lauterbrunnen to the Eggishorn snow3700 m12,140 ft
Mönchjoch Grindelwald to the Eggishorn snow3560 m11,680 ft
Jungfraujoch Wengernalp to the Eggishorn snow3470 m11,385 ft
Strahlegg Pass Grindelwald to the Grimsel Pass snow3351 m10,995 ft
Grünhornlücke Great Aletsch Glacier to the Fiescher Glacier snow3305 m10,844 ft
Oberaarjoch Grimsel to the Eggishorn snow3233 m10,607 ft
Gauli Pass Grimsel to Meiringen snow3206 m10,519 ft
Petersgrat Lauterbrunnen to the Lötschental snow3205 m10,516 ft
Lötschenlücke Lötschental to the Eggishorn snow3204 m10,512 ft
Lauteraarsattel Grindelwald to the Grimsel snow3156 m10,355 ft
Beichgrat Lötschental to the Belalp snow3136 m10,289 ft
Lammernjoch Lenk to the Gemmi snow3132 m10,276 ft
Triftlimmi Rhone Glacier to the Gadmental snow3109 m10,200 ft
Sustenlimmi Stein Alp to Göschenen snow3103 m10,181 ft
Gamchilucke Kiental to Lauterbrunnen snow2833 m9295 ft
Tschiugel Pass Lauterbrunnen to Kandersteg snow2824 m9265 ft
Hohtürli Pass Kandersteg to the Kiental foot path 2707 m8882 ft
Lötschen Pass Kandersteg to the Lötschental snow2695 m8842 ft
Sefinenfurgge Lauterbrunnen to the Kiental foot path 2616 m8583 ft
Wendenjoch Engelberg to the Gadmental snow2604 m8544 ft
Furtwangsattel Guttannen to the Gadmental foot path 2558 m8393 ft
Furka Pass Rhône Glacier to Andermatt road 2436 m7992 ft
Rawil Pass Sion to Lenk im Simmental bridle path 2415 m7924 ft
Gemmi Pass Kandersteg to Leukerbad bridle path 2329 m7641 ft
Surenen Pass Engelberg to Altdorf foot path 2305 m7563 ft
Susten Pass Meiringen to Wassen road 2262 m7422 ft
Sanetsch Pass Sion to Saanen bridle path 2234 m7331 ft
Joch Pass Meiringen to Engelberg bridle path 2215 m7267 ft
Grimsel Pass Meiringen to the Rhone Glacier road 2164 m7100 ft
Kleine Scheidegg Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen path, railway 2064 m6772 ft
Col de Cheville Sion to Bex bridle path 2049 m6723 ft
Grosse Scheidegg Grindelwald to Meiringen bridle path 1967 m6454 ft
Col de Jaman Montreux to Montbovon mule path
railway tunnel
1516 m4974 ft
Brünig Pass Meiringen to Lucerne road, railway 1035 m3396 ft
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