Fletschhorn

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Fletschhorn
Fletschhorn01.jpg
North face of the Fletschhorn
Elevation 3,985 m (13,074 ft)
Prominence 297 m (974 ft)[1]
Isolation 1.1 km (0.68 mi)[2]
Parent peak Lagginhorn
Location
Fletschhorn is located in Switzerland
Fletschhorn
Fletschhorn
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Coordinates 46°10′4″N 8°0′11″E / 46.16778°N 8.00306°E / 46.16778; 8.00306Coordinates: 46°10′4″N 8°0′11″E / 46.16778°N 8.00306°E / 46.16778; 8.00306
Climbing
First ascent August 1854 by Michael Amherdt and his guides Johannes Zumkemmi and Friedrich Clausen
Easiest route Basic snow climb from Weissmies hut (2,726 m)

The Fletschhorn (3,985 m) is a mountain of the Pennine Alps, located between the Saas Valley and the Simplon Valley, in the canton of Valais. It lies in the Weissmies group, north of the Lagginhorn. The Fletschhorn is shown to be 3,993 metres high on the 1:200'000 Swisstopo map. However, the largest-scale map (1:25'000) indicates a precise elevation of 3,984.5 metres above sea level.

It was first climbed by Michael Amherdt and his guides Johannes Zumkemmi and Friedrich Clausen in August 1854.[3][4] The imposing north face was first ascended by E. R. Blanchet with guides Oskar Supersaxo and Kaspar Mooser on 25 July 1927.

The Fletschhorn from the north

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Fletschjoch (3,688 m)
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is north of the Lagginhorn.
  3. ^ Gottlieb Studer: Ueber Eis und Schnee: Die höchsten Gipfel der Schweiz und die Geschichte ihrer Besteigung. p. 245–250, J. Dalpsche Buchhandlung, Bern 1870 (online)
  4. ^ M. Ulrich: Chronik des SAC vom Jahre 1869. In: Jahrbuch des Schweizer Alpenclub. p. 512, Volumes 5–6, Bern 1870 (online)

External links[edit]

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