Southwest Zermatt Area

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointMatterhorn (4478 m/14,692 ft)
CountriesItaly (92%), Switzerland (8%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesValle d’Aosta (92%), Valais (8%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area678 sq km / 262 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent39 km / 24 mi North-South
34 km / 21 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long45° 51' N; 7° 32' E
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Map of Southwest Zermatt Area
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Southwest Zermatt Area.
Pennine AlpsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Grande Rochére-Fallére AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Grand Combin AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Otemma AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southwest Zermatt AreaLevel 5
                 Valpelline-Valtournenche AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Matterhorn GroupLevel 6 (Child)
         Weisshorn GroupLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southeast Zermatt AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         MischabelLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Weissgrat-San MartinoLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Weissmies GroupLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Monte Rosa FoothillsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Southwest Zermatt Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Matterhorn447814,692Matterhorn Group
2.Pic Tyndall424113,914Matterhorn Group
3.Picco Muzio418713,737Matterhorn Group
4.Dent d'Hérens417413,694Valpelline-Valtournenche Area
5.Tête Blanche370712,162Valpelline-Valtournenche Area
6.Becca de Luseney350411,496Valpelline-Valtournenche Area
7.Furggrat349211,457Matterhorn Group
8.Theodulhorn346911,381Matterhorn Group
9.Furgghorn345111,322Matterhorn Group
10.Grand Tournalin337911,086Matterhorn Group
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Matterhorn447814,692Matterhorn Group
2.Dent d'Hérens417413,694Valpelline-Valtournenche Area

Photos of Peaks in the Southwest Zermatt Area


This unusual view of the Matterhorn showcases it’s sheer east face (1993-08).
Dent d'Hérens
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Dent d'Hérens (2021-07-23). Photo by Ondrej Trocak.
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Theodulhorn (flat peak in center of photo) from across the saddle on a cold day (2018-02-20). Photo by Aaron Kissel.
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Monte Zerbion
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Monte Zerbion as seen from its N subsummit (2021-07-20). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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