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Coordinates: 45°56′28″N 7°44′50″E / 45.94111°N 7.74722°E / 45.94111; 7.74722
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The north side of the Breithorn as seen from Gandegg
Highest point
PeakBreithorn (Western Summit)
Elevation4,164 m (13,661 ft)
Prominence433 m (1,421 ft)[1]
Parent peakDufourspitze
Isolation4.0 km (2.5 mi)[2]
Coordinates45°56′28″N 7°44′50″E / 45.94111°N 7.74722°E / 45.94111; 7.74722
English translationBroad Horn
Language of nameGerman
Breithorn is located in Alps
Location in the Alps
CountriesSwitzerland and Italy
Canton/RegionValais and Aosta Valley
Parent rangePennine Alps
First ascent1813
Easiest routeBasic glacier/snow climb

The Breithorn is a mountain range of the Pennine Alps with its highest peak of the same name (but also called Breithorn (Western Summit)). It is on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It lies on the main chain of the Alps. It is a halfway between the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa and east of the Theodul Pass. The nearest settlements are Zermatt (Valais) and St-Jacques (Aosta Valley).

The Breithorn was first climbed in 1813 by Henry Maynard (climber), Joseph-Marie Couttet, Jean Gras, Jean-Baptiste Erin and Jean-Jacques Erin.

References[change | change source]

  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Schwarztor (3,731 m).
  2. Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is north of the Castor.

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