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Highest point
Elevation3,851 m (12,635 ft)
Prominence424 m (1,391 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Isolation3.64 km (2.26 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingAlpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates46°28′43″N 10°34′6″E / 46.47861°N 10.56833°E / 46.47861; 10.56833Coordinates: 46°28′43″N 10°34′6″E / 46.47861°N 10.56833°E / 46.47861; 10.56833
LocationTrentino-Südtirol / Lombardy (both Italy)
Parent rangeOrtler Alps
First ascent24 August 1854 by Stephan Steinberger, or 3 August 1864 by Tuckett, Buxton and the Biner Brothers

The Königspitze (German: Königspitze; Italian: Gran Zebrù) is a mountain of the Ortler Alps on the border between South Tyrol and the Province of Sondrio (Lombardy), Italy. After the Ortler, it is the second highest peak in the Ortler Alps, at a height of 3,851m.[1]

The mountain was first climbed on August 3, 1854.[1] The mountain can be dangerous in warm weather, when the snow and ice can become unstable. The worst day for climbing fatalities on the mountain occurred on August 5, 1997, when seven people were killed in two separate incidents. On June 23, 2013, six were killed, also in two separate incidents.[1] In March, 2018, three skiers died in an avalanche.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Sei morti sul Gran Zebrù, tragedia in Alto Adige" (in Italian). ANSA. 2013-06-23.
  2. ^ "Three dead after avalanche in northern Italy". The Local. Retrieved 23 September 2018.

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