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Monte Rosa:  Nordend + Dufourspitze summits.  The Dufourspitze (4634m / 15199ft) is the highest point of Switzerland (actually it's on the Switzerland-Italy national boundary). The other Monte Rosa summits are hidden behind the Dufourspitze.
 

Liskamm over the Monte Rosa hut and Grenz glacier
 

Zwillings glacier below Felikjoch + Castor.
The crevasse zones are often not passable without technical climbing equipment + skills.
 

Schwartztor -- the "door" to enter the top of this ski run is between the snowy twins (Castor + Pollux) on left and the black rock (Roccia Nera) on right. The bottom of the run is the Gorner glacier. Not always passable without technical climbing equipment + skills.
 

Breithorn north side, flanked by the snowy twins (Castor + Pollux) on left and Klein Matterhorn (little dark rock) on right.  One day I took the lift from Zermatt up to Klein Matterhorn, then skied behind south side of Breithorn, climbed Castor and skied down the Schwartztor run that starts between the twins and left (East) side of Breithorn.
 

Matterhorn -- as seen from Rotenboden station where I started my hikes to and from Monte Rosa hut
 (I climbed it a few years ago, by the Hrnli ridge on right side of bright snowy face, not with skis)
 

the Dent Blanche -- actually a good distance west from Zermatt -- but so big that it looks "local"
   

the Obergabelhorn and Wellenkuppe
 (both of which Ken climbed a few years ago, right to left, not with skis)
 

Zinalrothorn
 (which Ken climbed a few years ago, ridge on left horizon, not with skis)
 

Weisshorn in dawn light


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