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Gibidum Dam, 1436 metres high, entered service in 1969 after five years of construction. It is one of the most efficient dams in Valais. It dams the Massa River, into which the Aletsch glacier water flows.
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Updated: June 18, 2018

Coordinates

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46.372203, 8.002478
DMS
46°22'19.9"N 8°00'08.9"E
UTM
32T 423279 5135886
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Routes to this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
recommended route Aletsch via ferrata
3.5 km
4:00 h
100 m
66 m
recommended route Gibidum – Trophy of the Dams
10.7 km
2:00 h
812 m
10 m
recommended route Von Rischinen zum Stausee Gibidum
1.3 km
0:25 h
49 m
58 m
3.4 km
4:00 h
131 m
142 m
recommended route Rischinerwald winter walk
2.6 km
1:05 h
140 m
140 m
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