Unter Gabelhorn

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Unter Gabelhorn

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The Ober Gabelhorn (in the clouds) and the Unter Gabelhorn (lower peak in the foreground)
Highest point
Elevation 3,392 m (11,129 ft)
Prominence 77 m (253 ft) [1]
Parent peak Weisshorn
Coordinates 46°1′34.7″N7°41′50.9″E / 46.026306°N 7.697472°E / 46.026306; 7.697472 Coordinates: 46°1′34.7″N7°41′50.9″E / 46.026306°N 7.697472°E / 46.026306; 7.697472
Geography
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Unter Gabelhorn
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
Parent range Pennine Alps

The Unter Gabelhorn is a mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps, located west of Zermatt in the canton of Valais. It lies east of the Ober Gabelhorn, on the chain separating the valley of Trift (north) from the valley of Zmutt (south).

Mountain A large landform that rises fairly steeply above the surrounding land over a limited area

A mountain is a large landform that rises above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. Mountains are formed through tectonic forces or volcanism. These forces can locally raise the surface of the earth. Mountains erode slowly through the action of rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers. A few mountains are isolated summits, but most occur in huge mountain ranges.

Pennine Alps mountain range in the Western part of the Alps

The Pennine Alps, also known as the Valais Alps, are a mountain range in the western part of the Alps. They are located in Switzerland (Valais) and Italy.

Zermatt Place in Valais, Switzerland

Zermatt is a municipality in the district of Visp in the German-speaking section of the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It has a population of about 5,800 inhabitants and is classified as a town by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

On its northern side, the mountain overlooks the Gabelhorn Glacier.

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References

  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Unter Gabeljoch (3,315 m).