Dufourspitze (4,634m) (in German, lit. Point of Dufour), Pointe Dufour (in French), Punta Dufour (in Italian), or Piz da Dufour (in Romansh) is a mountain in the Pennine Alps, near the watershed between Italy and Switzerland, on the Swiss side. It is considered the highest mountain of Switzerland and the peak is the high point of the Monte Rosa massif, being surrounded by the Nordend, Grenzgipfel, Zumsteinspitze, Ostspitze and Signalkuppe subpeaks.
The mountain is named after Guillaume-Henri Dufour—a Swiss engineer and army officer who led the Sonderbund campaign—following the completion of the Dufourkarten, a series of military topographical maps created under the command of Dufour.
SUMMIT TO CELEBRATE; Crampons, Crevasses and Chocolate Cakes. Simon Bird Goes on a Hiking Trip High in the Swiss Alps
Jul 28, 2012; Byline: Simon Bird * ountain guide Harry points to the Matterhorn and tells me THE record has been broken. A fortnight before,...