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Encyclopedia > Dom (mountain)
Dom
Elevation: 4,545 metres (14,911 feet)
Location: Valais, Switzerland
Range: Pennine Alps
Coordinates: 46°05´42“N 7°51´36“E
First ascent: 1858 by J.L. Davies and party
Easiest route:

Dom is a 4545 m high mountain in the Mischabelhörner group of the Pennine Alps. It is the highest mountain that is entirely in Switzerland. It lies west of Saas-Fee in the canton of Valais. A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... The Valais (also known in German as Wallis) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland in the south-western part of the country, in the Pennine Alps around the valley of the Rhone River from its springs to Lake Geneva. ... The most general definition of a mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... The Pennine Alps are a mountain range in the western part of the Alps. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... Mount McKinley in Alaska has one of the largest visible base-to-summit elevation differences anywhere A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... Zmutt Valley with Mischabelhörner group, Valais, Alps of, Switzerland - 1890 Painting Group of mountains in Switzerland. ... The Pennine Alps are a mountain range in the western part of the Alps. ... Saas-Fee is a Swiss village and tourism centre in the Saas-Valley in the Wallis mountains. ... The Valais (also known in German as Wallis) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland in the south-western part of the country, in the Pennine Alps around the valley of the Rhone River from its springs to Lake Geneva. ...


External links

  • Photo Mischabel with Dom
  • Photo Mischabel from Gornergrat

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Dom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (254 words)
DOM ia an acronym that stands for Deo Optimo Maximo: in Latin it means To (the) most good and powerful God; and it is carved on the front of many catholic churches.
Dom John Chapman, late Abbot of Downside), the female equivalent being "Dame" (e.g.
In French it is a title of respect for monks as in Dom Perignon, analogous to the Italian and Spanish Don.
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Skiers and snowboarders often request instructors for a lesson, and this data is also a factor in determining the instructor of the year.
Dom works for the University of Pittsburgh, where he has held the position of Operating Engineer for 37 years.
At 62, Dom is as enthusiastic as ever about staying active during the winter season.
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