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The Pointe de la Plaine Morte (2,927 m) is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of Bern and Valais. It overlooks the large and flat glacier named Plaine Morte Glacier, from the south-west side.

Pointe de la Plaine Morte
Pointe de la Plaine Morte.jpg
Pointe de la Plaine Morte (centre) from the north
Highest point
Elevation2,927 m (9,603 ft)
Prominence87 m (285 ft) [1]
Parent peakSex Mort (2,935 m)
Coordinates46°22′15″N 07°29′13″E / 46.37083°N 7.48694°E / 46.37083; 7.48694Coordinates: 46°22′15″N 07°29′13″E / 46.37083°N 7.48694°E / 46.37083; 7.48694
Geography
Pointe de la Plaine Morte is located in Switzerland
Pointe de la Plaine Morte
Pointe de la Plaine Morte
Location in Switzerland
LocationBern/Valais, Switzerland
Parent rangeBernese Alps

The Pointe de la Plaine Morte is part of the Crans-Montana ski area and can be easily accessed by a cable car via Les Violettes. The upper terminus is located east of the summit at a height of 2,882 metres. Only a short walk is necessary to reach the summit.

On the summit a radar is operated by MeteoSwiss since 2014.[2]

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  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps and Google Earth, the key col is the Col du Sex Mort (2,840 m).
  2. ^ Le site valaisan est déjà trouvé : la Pointe de la Plaine Morte, à 2'900 mètres Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine meteosuisse.admin.ch. Retrieved on 9 February 2014

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