4000 m peaks of the Alps
What is a summit, what is not ? There are about as many criteria as people climbing those peaks. It becomes especially "important" when it comes to the 4000 m peaks of the Alps - are there 60 or 80 of them?
The main criterion for being a summit is the height by which it is separated from its neighbours. Hundred meters clearly make up a summit, but also 30 m were mentioned as "valid".
Correspondingly, there are different lists of the 4000 m peaks, established by different persons. In the following list I will mention the list by Karl Blodig ("B", - the first person having climbed all 4000 m peaks in the Alps [at least those matching his criteria]), Richard Goedeke ("G",), the "official" list of UIAA ("U",) and my own count ("H", which basically is derived from  and ).
|Area||Was Hartmut already there?|
|1||Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey ||4112|
|×||×||×||×|| 178||Mont Blanc |
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