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The mountain seen from the north

The Mönch is a mountain in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. It lies at the end of a valley, and forms a highly recognisable group with Eiger and Jungfrau, nearby.

At the foot of the mountain, geldings (male, castrated horses) were brought during the summer. In the local dialect, these were called "Münche". The mountain was called "Münchenberg" at first, later "Münch", and finally "Mönch". From the language there's no relation to a monk.

In 1935, the height was given as 4,099 metres (13,448 ft). In 1993, this was corrected to 4,107 metres (13,474 ft), later to 4,109.3 metres (13,482 ft) and finally to 4,110 metres (13,480 ft)