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|French: Pointe Dufour, Italian: Punta Dufour|
The Monte Rosa massif with the Dufourspitze.
|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
Seven Second Summits
|Native name||Dufourspitze, Höchste Spitze, Gornerhorn (German)|
|English translation||Peak Dufour, Highest Peak, Large Horn|
|Parent range||Pennine Alps|
|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|
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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