Galenstock

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Galenstock
Galenstock, west side 2.jpg
The Galenstock from the west (Grütlisee)
Highest point
Elevation 3,586 m (11,765 ft)
Prominence 252 m (827 ft) [1]
Parent peak Dammastock
Coordinates 46°36′43″N 8°25′01″E / 46.61194°N 8.41694°E / 46.61194; 8.41694Coordinates: 46°36′43″N 8°25′01″E / 46.61194°N 8.41694°E / 46.61194; 8.41694
Geography
Galenstock is located in Switzerland
Galenstock
Galenstock
Location in Switzerland
Location Uri/Valais, Switzerland
Parent range Urner Alps
Climbing
First ascent 18 August 1845 by Eduard Desor, Daniel Dollfuss, Sr., and Daniel Dollfuss, Jr., with guides H. Währen, M. Bannholzer, P. Brigger and H. Jaun
Easiest route From Hotel Belvédère over the Rhone Glacier

The Galenstock (3,586 m) is the fourth highest mountain in the Urner Alps in Switzerland. Its summit ridge lies on the border between the cantons of Uri and the Valais.

It was first climbed by Eduard Desor, Daniel Dollfuss, Sr., and Daniel Dollfuss, Jr., with guides H. Währen, M. Bannholzer, P. Brigger and H. Jaun on 18 August 1845.

Huts[edit]

  • Hotel Tiefenbach (2,109 m)
  • Albert Heim hut (2,542 m)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swisstopo maps

External links[edit]

Media related to Galenstock at Wikimedia Commons