Dufourspitze

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Dufourspitze
French: Pointe Dufour, Italian: Punta Dufour
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The Monte Rosa massif with the Dufourspitze.
Highest point
Elevation4,634 m (15,203 ft)
Prominence2,165 m (7,103 ft)  ↓ Great St Bernard Pass[1]
Ranked 7th in the Alps
Isolation78.3 km (48.7 mi)  → M Blanc de Courmayeur[2]
ListingCountry high point
Canton high point
Ultra
Seven Second Summits
Coordinates45°56′12.6″N 7°52′01.4″E / 45.936833°N 7.867056°E / 45.936833; 7.867056Coordinates: 45°56′12.6″N 7°52′01.4″E / 45.936833°N 7.867056°E / 45.936833; 7.867056
Naming
Native nameDufourspitze, Höchste Spitze, Gornerhorn  (German)
English translationPeak Dufour, Highest Peak, Large Horn
Geography
Dufourspitze is located in Switzerland
Dufourspitze
Dufourspitze
Location in Switzerland
CountrySwitzerland
CantonValais
Parent rangePennine Alps
Climbing
First ascent1 August 1855 by Matthäus and Johannes Zumtaugwald, Ulrich Lauener, Christopher and James Smyth, Charles Hudson, John Birkbeck and Edward Stephenson.
Easiest routerock/snow/ice climb

The Dufourspitze is a mountain in the Alps.

With a hight of 4634 metres, it is the highest mountain peak in Switzerland and also the second-highest peak in the Alps in and Western Europe after Mont Blanc. The mountain is on the border between Switzerland and Italy.

The mountain is named after the famous swiss engineer and topographer Guillaume Henri Dufour.

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Notes[change | change source]

  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Great St Bernard Pass (2,469 m)
  2. Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is east of Mont Blanc.