Weissmies, 3910 Simplon, Switzerland
Weissmies is a prominent mountain surrounding the famous Saas valley in Wallis, Switzerland. Weissmies is one of the 82 mountains above 4000 meters in the Alps and therefore a popular objective for climbers. “Mies” is a local dialect for the German word “moos” which translates into “moss”. So the name “Weissmies” literally means “white moss”, which refers the glaciated summit of the mountain, resembling a white moss-like cover. Weissmies is considered an “easy” 4000-meter peak since the normal r
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The Saastal or the Saas Valley is an alpine valley in the district of Visp, in the eastern part of the Canton of Valais, Switzerland. It is the valley of the river Saaser Vispa. It is separated from the Mattertal to the west by the Mischabel massif. Villages in the valley are, upstream, Eisten, Saas-Balen, Saas-Grund, Saas-Fee, and Saas-Almagell. The region hosts an extensive winter sports region, comprising the separate ski areas of Saas-Fee, Saas-Grund, and Saas-Almagell.
The Mattmark dam, the biggest earthen dam in Europe, lies south of the Saas Valley. The reservoir, used for generating electricity, is a popular destination with visitors interested in learning technical details of its operation and who love its wild, romantic location. The lake lies at a height of 2,197 metres above sea level, between the massifs of the Rimpfischhorn and Stellihorn. The highest peak visible from the lake is the Strahlhorn
The highest underground funicular in the world, the metro alpin, leads to the Mittelallalin. At 3500m, the highest revolving restaurant in the world affords close-up views of the giant peaks of the Alps. Next door, visitors experience the world of glaciers firsthand in the world’s largest ice pavilion. Twenty kilometers of well-groomed summer pistes on the Fee Glacier, ski lifts, spectacular views of the highest Valais peaks, as well as the warm summer sun, make for unforgettable summer skiing.
Dom, mountain peak, Valais canton, southern Switzerland. Part of the heavily glaciated Pennine Alps called the Valaisan Alps in Switzerland, it rises to 14,911 feet. The Dom is the third highest peak of the Alps, after Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa, and is the highest entirely in Switzerland. It was first climbed in 1858, by the British alpinist J.L. Davies.
The Allalinhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. It lies between Zermatt and Saas-Fee in the canton of Valais and is part of the Mischabel range, which culminates at the Dom . It was first climbed by London barrister Edward Levi Ames, a member of the Imseng family and Franz-Josef Andenmatten on 28 August 1856. One of the nice trekking area and also it offers a nice panoramic view of this area.
The Täschhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland, lying south of the Dom within the Mischabel range. The first ascent of the mountain was by John Llewelyn Davies and J. W. Hayward with guides Stefan and Johann Zumtaugwald and Peter-Josef Summermatter on 30 July 1862. It was one of the nice trekking destinations and also a nice camping area too.
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The canton of Valais is considered as one of the driest regions of Switzerland. The famous scenic rail route across the Furka Pass originates from this canton. It also includes one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Swiss mountains called Matterhorn.