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(Placename) a mountain in S Switzerland, in the Pennine Alps. Height: 4505 m (14 781 ft)
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a mountain in S Switzerland, in the Alps. 14,804 ft. (4512 m).
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Noun1.Weisshorn - a mountain in the Alps in Switzerland (14,804 feet high)Weisshorn - a mountain in the Alps in Switzerland (14,804 feet high)
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Alps, the Alps - a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction
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Girdlestone had had his usual summer holiday in the Alps, and had spent it in his usual way, hunting for unique chances to break his neck; his vacation was over, and his luggage packed for England, but all of a sudden a hunger had come upon him to climb the tremendous Weisshorn once more, for he had heard of a new and utterly impossible route up it.
A famous climber, of that sex, had attempted the Weisshorn a few days before our arrival, and she and her guides had lost their way in a snow-storm high up among the peaks and glaciers and been forced to wander around a good while before they could find a way down.
He had also made the first ascent of Switzerland's Weisshorn.
Sunny side up Up early the next morning to catch the first 8:20am gondola to Mount Weisshorn, it's just as well our apres ski the night before wasn't too wild.
It is located on a plateau above Sierre at an elevation of about 1,500m above sea level, allowing a good view over the Valais Alps and Weisshorn.
The pyramid on the right of the image is the 14,783-ft (4,506 meter) Weisshorn, which Goedeke called "the ideal mountain" because of its near-perfect shape.
There is the beauty of climbing out of Zermatt on the Gornergrat Bahn to the Rotenboden Station and then striding out with majestic 13,123ft high snow-capped peaks in all directions, including the Breithorn, Dufourspitze, Weisshorn, and the Matterhorn.
The common room is beautifully modest, offering a fabulous view of Weisshorn, Monte Rosa and the entire Mischabel range--approximately a dozen 4,000-metre peaks.