Alphubel

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Alphubel
Alphubel from Saas Fee 2.JPG
The Alphubel seen from Saas-Fee (north-east side)
Elevation 4,206 m (13,799 ft)
Prominence 359 m (1,178 ft)[1]
Isolation 1.9 km (1.2 mi)[2]
Parent peak Dom
Location
Alphubel is located in Switzerland
Alphubel
Alphubel
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Coordinates 46°3′46.58″N 7°51′50.08″E / 46.0629389°N 7.8639111°E / 46.0629389; 7.8639111Coordinates: 46°3′46.58″N 7°51′50.08″E / 46.0629389°N 7.8639111°E / 46.0629389; 7.8639111
Climbing
First ascent 9 August 1860 by Leslie Stephen and T. W. Hinchliff with guides Melchior Anderegg and Peter Perren
Easiest route Many routes at PD

The Alphubel (4,206 m) is a mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps, located between the valleys of Zermatt and Saas in the canton of Valais. It is part of the Mischabel range, which culminates at the Dom (4,545 m). The summit of the Alphubel consists of a large ice-covered plateau, part of the Fee Glacier on its east side. The west side of the mountain is more rocky and much steeper. It overlooks the Weingartensee.

The nearest settlements are Täsch (north of Zermatt) and Saas-Fee.

The first ascent of the mountain was by Leslie Stephen and T. W. Hinchliff with guides Melchior Anderegg and Peter Perren on 9 August 1860, starting at Täsch and via the south-east ridge and the Alphubeljoch.

View of the Täschhorn and the Dom from the summit of the Alphubel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Mischabeljoch (3,847 m)
  2. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The nearest point of higher elevation is south of the Täschhorn.

External links[edit]

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