Nadelhorn

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Nadelhorn
Nadelgrat.jpg
Nadelhorn (center) and Nadelgrat
Elevation 4,327 m (14,196 ft)
Prominence 206 m (676 ft)
Parent peak Dom
Location
Nadelhorn is located in Switzerland
Nadelhorn
Nadelhorn
Location in Switzerland
Location Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Coordinates 46°06′31.5″N 7°51′51″E / 46.108750°N 7.86417°E / 46.108750; 7.86417Coordinates: 46°06′31.5″N 7°51′51″E / 46.108750°N 7.86417°E / 46.108750; 7.86417
Climbing
First ascent 16 September 1858 by Franz Andenmatten, Baptiste Epiney, Aloys Supersaxo and J. Zimmermann
Easiest route Basic snow climb

The Nadelhorn (4,327 m) is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. It is the highest point on the Nadelgrat, a high-level ridge running roughly north–south above the resort of Saas-Fee to the east, and the Mattertal to the west. Its three ridges join to form a sharp-pointed summit, which looks like a needle (German: Nadel) when seen from the north. The other summits on the Nadelgrat are the Stecknadelhorn and Hohberghorn.

It was first climbed by Franz Andenmatten, Baptiste Epiney, Aloys Supersaxo and J. Zimmermann on 16 September 1858.

References[edit]

  • Dumler, Helmut and Willi P. Burkhardt, The High Mountains of the Alps, London: Diadem, 1994

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