Weisshorn


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Weisshorn

(vīs`hôrn'), peak, 14,782 ft (4,506 m) high, Valais canton, S Switzerland, one of the highest in the Pennine Alps.

Weisshorn

a mountain in S Switzerland, in the Pennine Alps. Height: 4505 m (14 781 ft.)
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The first bothies, in the modern sense of the word, appeared in the 1860s, mostly along routes to 4,000-metre peaks--the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and the Finsteraarhorn.
As we took a breather - seemingly miles from anywhere - we caught our breath admiring the sparkling vista of Weisshorn mountain now gloriously crowned by clear blue skies.
To detect early signs of a rupture, scientists placed seismic instruments on a glacier precariously hugging the northeast face of the Weisshorn, a steep peak in the Swiss Alps that looms over the village of Randa.
We spent a morning circling the village on a series of well-trodden hiking paths and biking trails, taking in views down into the valley and up to the majestic Weisshorn mountain.
Pollux and Breithorn fell to Swiss and French climbers but, thereafter, the Matterhorn, Gabelhorn, Zinal Rothorn and Weisshorn were British successes.
In the following years she added major peaks of the Valais and Oberland, including the Weisshorn, and made the fourth ascent of the Eiger.
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