Gross Grünhorn

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Gross Grünhorn

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Gross Grünhorn from Grünneghorn

Elevation 4,043 m13,264.436 ft
2.512 miles
Prominence 305 m0.19 miles
1,000.656 ft
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Bernese Alps
Massif Fiescherhorn Group
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DMS Coor. 46°31´54.8"N, 8°4´39.8"E
Swiss Coor. 649030 / 153598
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Nearby Features
Agassizhorn, Ewigschneefeld, Fiescherhorn Group, Fiescherjoch, Fieschersattel, Finsteraarhorn Group, Finsteraarhorn Hut, Gross Fiescherhorn, Grünegg, Grünegghorn, Grünhornlücke, Grünhörnli, Hinter Fiescherhorn, Klein Fiescherhorn, Klein Grünhorn, Wannenhorn Group, Wyssnollen
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Gross Grünhorn (Switzerland )
Gross Grünhorn
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This page is about the Gross Grünhorn. For other uses see Grünhorn.


[edit] General information

The Gross Grünhorn (4,043 m13,264.436 ft
2.512 miles
) is a mountain in the Bernese Alps range in Swizerland. It is located on the ridge between the two largest glaciers of the Alps: the Aletsch Glacier to the west and the Fiescher Glacier to the east. To the south lies the Gross Wannenhorn and to the north the Gross Fiescherhorn.

[edit] Climbing history

The first ascent was made on August 7 1865 by the Bernese mineralogist Edmund von Fellenberg with guides Peter Michel, Peter Egger and Peter Inäbnit. They climbed the mountain from the west side, starting at the Ewigschneefeld, a tributary glacier of the Aletsch Glacier. They successfully reached the summit despite very bad weather conditions. The same climbers had made an attempt on the peak in the previous year, but they could only reach a lower prominence of the Grünegghorn.

The second ascent was made by W. A. B. Coolidge, with guides Christian and Rudolf Almer (sons of Christian Almer).

A route on the north-east ridge was opened on 26 August 1913 by D. von Bethmann-Hollweg and O. Supersaxo. In the summer of 1950, G. Van der Leck climbed the west face. The western pillar was finally climbed by C. Blum and U. Frei on 27 August 1967.

[edit] Routes

The starting point for the normal route via the Grünegghorn and the south-west ridge is the Konkordia Hut at 2,850 m9,350.394 ft
1.771 miles
, which can be reached from Fiesch (1,049 m3,441.601 ft
0.652 miles

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