The Dammastock (3,630 m) is the highest mountain in the Urner Alps in Switzerland and is part of the Winterberg massif. Its summit ridge forms the border between the cantons of Uri and the Valais. It is the highest summit in the canton of Uri. The tripoint between the cantons of Berne, Valais and Uri lies near the Eggstock, north of the Dammastock. Politically, the Dammastcok is split between the municipalities of Göschenen (Uri) and Obergoms (Valais).

The long ridge to the summit (right) above the Damma Glacier
Highest point
Elevation3,630 m (11,910 ft)
Prominence1,466 m (4,810 ft)[1]
Parent peakFinsteraarhorn
Isolation21.6 km (13.4 mi)[2]
ListingCanton high point
Alpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates46°38′37.3″N 8°25′16″E / 46.643694°N 8.42111°E / 46.643694; 8.42111Coordinates: 46°38′37.3″N 8°25′16″E / 46.643694°N 8.42111°E / 46.643694; 8.42111
Dammastock is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
LocationUri/Valais (massif partially in Bern)
Parent rangeUrner Alps
Topo mapSwiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
First ascent28 July 1864 by Albert Hoffmann-Burkhardt with guides Johann Fischer and Andreas von Weissenfluh
Easiest routeGlacier tour, F

The massif is almost completely covered by ice, the large Rhone Glacier on the west side, the smaller Damma Glacier on the east side and the Trift Glacier further on the north side.

It was first climbed by Albert Hoffmann-Burkhardt with guides Johann Fischer and Andreas von Weissenfluh on 28 July 1864.


  • Dammastock Hut (2,445 m)
  • Hotel Tiefenbach (2,109 m)
View from the summit toward the Galenstock
The Dammastock from the Göscheneralp valley, with the Dammastock Hut visible

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  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Grimsel Pass (2,164 m).
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is southeast of the Rosenhorn.

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