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Punta Gnifetti (it)
|Elevation|| 4,554 m14,940.945 ft |
|Prominence|| 102 m0.0634 miles |
|Location|| Piemonte, Italy|
|DMS Coor.||45°55´38"N, 7°52´37"E|
|Swiss Coor.||634002 / 86276|
|Links|| Topographic Detail |
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 General information
The Signalkuppe (also known as Punta Gnifetti) (4,554 m) is a peak in the Pennine Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland. The Signalkuppe is part of the Monte Rosagroup and borders Valais in Switzerland and Piemonte in Italy.
The first ascent was by Giovanni Gnifetti, a parish priest from Alagna Valsesia, together with J. Farinetti, C. Ferraris, C. Grober, J. and G. Giordiano and porters on 9 August 1842.
The highest hut in Europe, the Margherita hut (named after Italy's Queen consort Margherita of Savoy) lies on the summit of the mountain. Work started in 1890, supported by the Italian crown, and Queen Margherita opened it in 1893. The new hut, a high-altitude Faraday Cage, is clad in sheet copper to shield against unwanted electrical fields.