Gobba di Rollin

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Gobba di Rollin
Bosse de Rollin
Gobba di Rollin.jpg
Gobba di Rollin (left) and the Lyskamm group (right) from the south
Highest point
Elevation3,899 m (12,792 ft)
Prominence85 m (279 ft) [1]
Parent peakBreithorn
Coordinates45°55′27″N 7°44′04″E / 45.92417°N 7.73444°E / 45.92417; 7.73444Coordinates: 45°55′27″N 7°44′04″E / 45.92417°N 7.73444°E / 45.92417; 7.73444
Geography
Gobba di Rollin is located in Alps
Gobba di Rollin
Gobba di Rollin
Location in the Alps
LocationZermatt, Valais, Switzerland /
Ayas, Aosta Valley, Italy
Parent rangePennine Alps
Climbing
Easiest routeFrom Klein Matterhorn

Gobba di Rollin (Italian, French: Bosse de Rollin; 3,899 m) is a mountain of the Pennine Alps, straddling the border between Switzerland and Italy. It is located south of the Breithorn and it is largely covered by ice, the summit area being particularly flat. On the north side is the Breithorn Plateau of the Theodul Glacier, on the east side is the Ghiacciaio di Verra and on the south is the Glacier d'Aventine.

Gobba di Rollin is notable as having the highest ski lift in Europe on its top, since it is the highest point of the ski area Matterhorn Glacier Paradise on the Theodul Glacier, between Zermatt and Breuil-Cervinia. It is connected to both the Klein Matterhorn and Testa Grigia by ski lifts. The shortest access is from the Klein Matterhorn station (3,820 m), less than two kilometres away, from where it can be easily reached by a piste on the glacier. The summit had even been reached via the Theodul Pass by 4x4 vehicles.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Breithornpass (3,814 m).
  2. ^ Record Européen d'altitude en Land Rover landmania.com

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