Dufourspitze


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Dufourspitze,

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, massif, in the Pennine Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border. Its highest peak, the Dufourspitze, 15,217 ft (4,638 m), is the highest point in Switzerland. The Swiss side is covered by glaciers. A nuclear research laboratory has been established on the Italian side of Monte Rosa.
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There is the beauty of climbing out of Zermatt on the Gornergrat Bahn to the Rotenboden Station and then striding out with majestic 13,123ft high snow-capped peaks in all directions, including the Breithorn, Dufourspitze, Weisshorn, and the Matterhorn.
This viewpoint overlooks the Monte Rosa massif, whose summit I gazed at earlier--the 4,634-metre Dufourspitze, which is the highest point entirely within Switzerland's borders.
Set above Zermatt amid the Gorner, Grenz and Monte Rosa glaciers--overlooked by the 4,634-metre Dufourspitze, with a fabulous view of the iconic Matterhorn--from the get-go, staying at this mountain hut would be a peak experience.