|Elevation||3,859 m (12,661 ft)|
|Location||South Tyrol / Province of Sondrio (both Italy)|
|First ascent||24 August 1854 by Stephan Steinberger, or 3 August 1864 by Tuckett, Buxton and the Biner Brothers|
The Königspitze (Italian: Gran Zebrù; German: Königspitze) is a mountain in the Ortler Alps on the border between South Tyrol and the Province of Sondrio, Italy. It is the second highest peak in the Ortler Alps, at 3,859 meters, following Ortler.
The mountain was first climbed on August 3, 1864. The mountain can be dangerous in warm weather, when the snow and ice can become unstable. The worst day for climbing fatalities occurred on August 5, 1997, when seven were killed in two separate accidents. On June 23, 2013, six were killed, also in two separate accidents.
- "Sei morti sul Gran Zebrù, tragedia in Alto Adige" (in Italian). ANSA. 2013-06-23.
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