North Tyrol Limestone Alps

The North Tyrol Limestone Alps (Nordtiroler Kalkalpen in German) are a mountain range located in Austria and, marginally, in Germany.

North Tyrol Limestone Alps
Parseierspitze (3,036 m)
Highest point
PeakParseierspitze
Elevation3,036 m (9,961 ft)
Coordinates47°10′28″N 10°28′42″E
Naming
Native nameNordtiroler Kalkalpen
Geography
North Tyrol Limestone Alps (section nr.21) within Eaestern Alps
CountriesAustria and Germany
StatesTyrol, Vorarlberg and Bavaria
Parent rangeAlps
Borders on
Geology
OrogenyAlpine orogeny
Type of rockSedimentary rocks[1]

Geography

Administratively the range belongs to the Austrian states of Tyrol and Vorarlberg and to the German state of Bavaria.

SOIUSA classification

According to SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain range is an Alpine section, classified in the following way:[2]

Subdivision

The range is divided into six Alpine subsections:[2]

Notable summits

Some notable summits of the range are:

Namemetresfeet
Parseierspitze3,0369,961
Zugspitze2,9619,718
Feuerspitze2,8529,357
Birkkarspitze2,7499,019
Rote Wand2,7048,869
Hochwanner2,7449,003
Ellmauer Halt2,3447,690

References

  1. The Northern Limestone Alps, Gesaeuse National Park; article on www.nationalpark.co.at, accessed on April 2012
  2. Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. ISBN 978-88-8068-273-8.
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