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Monte Rosa massif, Dufourspitze (far-right of the group in the centre)
Elevation 4,634 metres (15,203 feet)
Location Aosta Valley and Piedmont, Italy and Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Prominence 2165m ranked 7th in the Alps
Coordinates 45°56′12″N, 7°52′00″E
First ascent 1855
Easiest route rock/snow/ice climb

Dufourspitze (in German), Pointe Dufour (in French) or Punta Dufour (in Italian), is located in the Pennine Alps, near the watershed between Italy and Switzerland, on the Italian side. Some consider it the highest mountain of Switzerland and the peak is the high point of the Monte Rosa massif, being surrounded by the Nordend, Silbersattel, Grenzsattel and Signalkuppe subpeaks. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1264 KB) Monte Rosa Westside Descreption: Monte Rosa Source: Picture taken by me (TobiasBender) on 12. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... The Aosta Valley (in Arpitan: Val dOuta, French: Vallée dAoste, Italian: Valle dAosta) is a mountainous and very silly and smelly region in north-western Italy. ... Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ... The Valais (German:  ) 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 Himalaya as seen from the International Space Station A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... The Pennine Alps (also: Valais Alps) are a mountain range in the western part of the Alps. ... In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height or shoulder drop (in America) or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains, also known as peaks. ... This is a list of the mountains of the Alps, ordered by their topographic prominence. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... 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. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... The Pennine Alps (also: Valais Alps) are a mountain range in the western part of the Alps. ... A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... Monte Rosa, seen from the Gornergrat above Zermatt) Monte Rosa is a mountain massif located in the Italian regions Piedmont and Aosta Valley and in the canton of Valais (Wallis) of Switzerland. ... In geology, a massif is a section of a planets crust that is demarcated by faults or flexures. ... Nordend is the northern most peak of the Monte Rosa massif. ...

The mountain is named after Guillaume-Henri Dufour—a Swiss engineer and army officer who led the Sonderbund campaign—following the completion of the Dufourkarten, a series of military topographical maps created under the command of Dufour. Categories: People stubs | 1787 births | 1875 deaths | Swiss generals | Swiss cartographers ... The Sonderbund (meaning separate alliance, in German), was a league created in 1845 in Switzerland between seven Catholic and Conservative cantons in order to protect their interests against a centralization of power. ... Swisstopo is the common name for the Swiss Federal Office of Topography (in German: Bundesamt für Landestopografie. ...

The first ascent was by John Birbeck, Charles Hudson, Ulrich Lauener, Christopher Smyth, James G. Smyth, Edward Stephenson, Matthäus Zumtaugwald and Johannes Zumtaugwald on August 1, 1855. Charles Hudson (1828 - 1865) was an Anglican chaplain and mountain climber from Skillington, Lincolnshire. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

External links

  • Computer generated summit panoramas North South Index
  • Virtual climb of the Dufourspitze with 360 degree panoramas
  • Monte Rosa with Duforuspitze
  • Peakbagger link

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SummitPost - Dufourspitze -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering (1609 words)
Dufourspitze is Switzerland's highest mountain and is part of the Monte Rosa massif.
Dufourspitze is not considered as a difficult mountain on its popular and populated ascents, but you must be fully equipped with ax, rope, crampons and warm and wind resistant clothes.
The sight from the summit gives a peculiar feeling looking down on the near Matterhorn, however the sight down to the Italian Macugnaga is not as overwhelming as from Nordend, since Dufourspitze is not located on the Monte Rosa ridge, which forms the frontier between Italy in Switzerland, but one hour away to the west.
Dufourspitze (5098 words)
Een hele rit naar de Alpen om te ontdekken dat het materiaal niet in orde is. Ik vind mezelf een ontzettende waardeloze alpinist.
Het was er vreselijk koud geweest, en ze hadden besloten om maar weer snel af te dalen.
De Dufourspitze is dus een mooie aanvulling op zijn lijst.
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