Punta San Matteo

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Punta San Matteo is a secondary peak of Ortler-Vioz in the Ortler Alps, at the border between the Province of Sondrio (Lombardy region) and Trentino (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region) in northern Italy.

It was the scene of the Battle of San Matteo in World War I, which, until the 1999 Kargil war, has been the highest battlefield in modern warfare history.

Punta San Matteo
Punta San Matteo und Pizzo Tresero.jpg
Elevation 3,678 m (12,067 ft)
Translation Saint Matthew's Peak (Italian)
Location
Punta San Matteo is located in Italy
Punta San Matteo
Punta San Matteo
Italy
Location Border between Lombardy and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Range Ortler Alps
Coordinates 46°22′44″N 10°34′00″E / 46.37889°N 10.56667°E / 46.37889; 10.56667Coordinates: 46°22′44″N 10°34′00″E / 46.37889°N 10.56667°E / 46.37889; 10.56667
Climbing
First ascent 28 June 1865 by Francis Fox Tuckett, Douglas William Freshfield, James Backhouse, George Henry Fox, François Devouassoud and Peter Michel

Further reading[edit]

  • Peter Holl: Alpenvereinsführer Ortleralpen, 9. Auflage, Munich (2003) ISBN 3-7633-1313-3 OCLC 231128013
  • The Alpine Journal, Volume III, page 145, London 1865
  • Eduard Richter (Redaktion): Die Erschließung der Ostalpen, II. Band, Verlag des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins, Berlin, (1894)
  • Casa Editrice Tabacco, Udine: Carta topografica 1:25.000, Blatt 08, Ortles-Cevedale/Ortlergebiet