Allalinhorn

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Allalinhorn
Allalin.jpg
The Allalinhorn and restaurant on Mittelallalin, in August
Elevation 4,027 m (13,212 ft)
Prominence 255 m (837 ft)[1]
Parent peak Dom
Location
Allalinhorn is located in Switzerland
Allalinhorn
Allalinhorn
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Coordinates 46°02′46.1″N 7°53′41.3″E / 46.046139°N 7.894806°E / 46.046139; 7.894806Coordinates: 46°02′46.1″N 7°53′41.3″E / 46.046139°N 7.894806°E / 46.046139; 7.894806
Climbing
First ascent 28 August 1856 by Edward Levi Ames, Johann Joseph Imseng, another member of the Imseng family and Franz-Josef Andenmatten
Easiest route North-west ridge (PD); a snow climb

The Allalinhorn (4,027 m (13,212 ft)) is a mountain in the Mischabelhörner group of the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. It lies between Zermatt and Saas-Fee in the canton of Valais.

It was first climbed by London barrister Edward Levi Ames, the clergyman Johann Joseph Imseng, another member of the Imseng family and Johann's manservant Franz-Josef Andenmatten on 28 August 1856.

The building of the Metro Alpin funicular to the Mittelallalin (3456 m) just below the north-east face has turned the mountain into one of the easiest and popular 4000-metre peaks of the Alps,[2] when climbed by the standard route (WNW Ridge, difficulty Grade F). On the normal route, climbers can ride up to the Mittelallalin; from there, there are only about 500 vertical metres to tackle. However, even the 'easiest' route still has objective dangers from crevasses and should not be attempted by inexperienced mountaineers without a mountain guide or adequate crevasse rescue training.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Alphubeljoch (3,772 m).
  2. ^ Allalinhorn peakware.com. Retrieved 2010-02-08

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