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In this photo taken in the Zermatt ski area Dent Blanche is seen on the left hand side while Ober Galthorn is seen on the right hand side. The reason these two nearby mountains have names in French and German is that that they are located on the linguistic boundary between the French and German speaking parts of the Valais region in Switzerland. Italy is not very far either and the nearby Monte Rosa is often referred to as the highest peak in Switzerland, even though it is the Monte Rosa Massif’s highest peak Dufourspitze (4,634 m) that is the higest peak. There are over 60 peaks with a high above 4000 m in the Alps. Dent Blanche (4,356 m) is # 13 and Ober Galthorn is # 43. Matterhorn (4,478 m) that is also very close is # 10. The shape of Dent Blanche is symmetrical. The mountain has four faces and four ridges that makes it look like a cross. Ober Gabelhorn has a pyramidal shape Only the north face of the mountain is completely glaciated. The other faces are mostly rocky.

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  • Copyright: ulf eriksson (UlfE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2516 W: 81 N: 3653] (14641)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-01-26
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Sony DSC-V3
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-20 12:42
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