Dufourspitze

Elevation (feet): 15,203
Elevation (meters): 4,634
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 45.937029
Longitude: 7.867623
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1855
First successful climber(s): Charles Hudson, J. Smyth, C. Smyth, E. Stephenson, John Birkbeck and party
Nearest major airport: Geneva, Milan, Zurich
Convenient Center: Zermatt, Switzerland

Thanks to Oyvind Lind Petersen and Marshall Hall for contributing to these details. (View history)

Dufourspitze is the highest mountain in Switzerland, and the second highest in The Alps. It is the summit of the huge Monte Rosa massif. Monte Rosa's glaciers flow in abundance, but only on the northern flanks, where they stream towards the pastures of the Zermatt valley. The south and east side, in contrast, present a dramatic, steep and the most impressing wall in Europe with a 2500 meters vertical fall.

Thanks to Oyvind Lind Petersen for this description.