Dammastock

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Dammastock
Dammastock.jpg
The long ridge to the summit (right) above the Damma Glacier
Highest point
Elevation 3,630 m (11,910 ft)
Prominence 1,466 m (4,810 ft) [1]
Isolation 21.6 km (13.4 mi) [2]
Parent peak Finsteraarhorn
Listing Canton high point
Coordinates 46°38′37.3″N 8°25′16″E / 46.643694°N 8.42111°E / 46.643694; 8.42111Coordinates: 46°38′37.3″N 8°25′16″E / 46.643694°N 8.42111°E / 46.643694; 8.42111
Geography
Dammastock is located in Switzerland
Dammastock
Dammastock
Location in Switzerland
Location Uri/Valais (massif partially in Bern)
Country Switzerland
Parent range Urner Alps
Topo map Swiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
Climbing
First ascent 28 July 1864 by Albert Hoffmann-Burkhardt with guides Johann Fischer and Andreas von Weissenfluh
Easiest route Glacier tour, F

The Dammastock (3,630 m) is the highest mountain in the Urner Alps in Switzerland and is part of the Winterberg massif. Its summit ridge forms the border between the cantons of Uri and the Valais. It is the highest summit in the canton of Uri. The tripoint between the cantons of Berne, Valais and Uri lies near the Eggstock, north of the Dammastock. Politically, the Dammastcok is split between the municipalities of Göschenen (Uri) and Obergoms (Valais).

The massif is almost completely covered by ice, the large Rhone Glacier on the west side, the smaller Damma Glacier on the east side and the Trift Glacier further on the north side.

It was first climbed by Albert Hoffmann-Burkhardt with guides Johann Fischer and Andreas von Weissenfluh on 28 July 1864.

Huts[edit]

  • Dammastock Hut (2,445 m)
  • Hotel Tiefenbach (2,109 m)
View from the summit toward the Galenstock
The Dammastock from the Göscheneralp valley, with the Dammastock Hut visible

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Grimsel Pass (2,164 m).
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is southeast of the Rosenhorn.

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