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Dufourspitze
French: Pointe Dufour, Italian: Punta Dufour
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The Monte Rosa massif with the Dufourspitze.
Highest point
Elevation 4,634 m (15,203 ft)
Prominence 2,165 m (7,103 ft)  ↓ Great St Bernard Pass
Ranked 7th in the Alps
Isolation 78.3 km (48.7 mi)  → M Blanc de Courmayeur
Listing Country high point
Canton high point
Ultra
Seven Second Summits
Naming
Native name Dufourspitze, Höchste Spitze, Gornerhorn  (German)
English translation Peak Dufour, Highest Peak, Large Horn
Geography
Country Switzerland
Canton Valais
Parent range Pennine Alps
Climbing
First ascent 1 August 1855 by Matthäus and Johannes Zumtaugwald, Ulrich Lauener, Christopher and James Smyth, Charles Hudson, John Birkbeck and Edward Stephenson.
Easiest route rock/snow/ice climb

The Dufourspitze is a mountain in the Alps.

With a height of 4634 metres, it is the highest mountain peak in Switzerland and also the second-highest peak in the Alps in and Western Europe after Mont Blanc. The mountain is on the border between Switzerland and Italy.

The mountain is named after the famous swiss engineer and topographer Guillaume Henri Dufour.

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