The Pointe de la Plaine Morte (2,927 metres (9,603 ft)) 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.

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 (9,455 ft). Only a short walk is necessary to reach the summit.

On the summit, there is a radar installation that has been 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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