Tiefenstock

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Tiefenstock
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Tiefenstock
Location in Switzerland
Highest point
Elevation 3,515 m (11,532 ft)
Prominence 90 m (300 ft) [1]
Parent peak Dammastock
Coordinates 46°37′37.6″N8°25′19.6″E / 46.627111°N 8.422111°E / 46.627111; 8.422111 Coordinates: 46°37′37.6″N8°25′19.6″E / 46.627111°N 8.422111°E / 46.627111; 8.422111
Geography
Location Valais/Uri, Switzerland
Parent range Urner Alps

The Tiefenstock (3,515 m) is a mountain of the Urner Alps, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of Valais and Uri. Its summit is the tripoint between the valleys of the Rhone Glacier (in Valais), the Damma Glacier and the Tiefen Glacier (both in Uri).

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References

  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps and Google Earth. The key col is the Unteres Winterjoch (3,425 m).