Monte Rosa,(4634m) / a view from Gornergrat (3,130m).(847)
"Monte Rosa is the highest mountain of Switzerland. Distinguished by the name Dufourspitze, its summit is 4,634 m (15,203 ft) high, making it the culminating point of the Pennine Alps as well as the second highest mountain of the Alps and western Europe. Monte Rosa is also the second highest massif in Italy, although its main peak is located within Switzerland in the southeastern part of the canton of Valais. The Monte Rosa Massif consists of several peaks with an altitude superior to 4,500 metres.
While on the western side the Gorner Glacier descends from Monte Rosa in gentle slopes and flows towards Zermatt, the eastern side of the mountain forms a 2,400 metres high massive wall towering above the village of Macugnaga. The summit was first reached in 1855 from Zermatt by a party of eight men and composed by three guides. It followed a long series of attempts that started at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
Each summer a large number of climbers try to ascend the mountain from the west side, where the Monte Rosa Hut is the start of the normal route. Also many people come each year to the surrounding mountains of Zermatt to see the panorama that extends over the giants of the Swiss Alps from Monte Rosa to the Matterhorn."
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