Similaun

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Similaun
Similaun 1.jpg
The Similaun as seen from south
Elevation 3,606 m (11,831 ft)
Prominence 259 m (850 ft)
Parent peak Hintere Schwärze
Location
Similaun is located in Austria
Similaun
Similaun
Location within Austria on the Austrian—Italian border
Location Tyrol, Austria /
South Tyrol Italy
Range Ötztal Alps
Coordinates 46°45′49″N 10°52′50″E / 46.76361°N 10.88056°E / 46.76361; 10.88056Coordinates: 46°45′49″N 10°52′50″E / 46.76361°N 10.88056°E / 46.76361; 10.88056
Topo map BEV OK50 173
Climbing
First ascent 1833 by Peter Carl Thurwieser or in 1834 by Josef Raffeiner and Theodor Kaserer
Easiest route From the Similaunhütte over the Niederjoch glacier and west ridge

The Similaun is a mountain in the Schnalskamm group of the Ötztal Alps. It is on the Austrian-Italian border. At 3,606 m, it is Austria's sixth highest summit. It was first ascended in 1834 by Josef Raffeiner and Theodor Kaserer. It is most famous for being the mountain on whose slopes Helmut Simon and Erika Simon discovered Ötzi the Iceman in 1991.

Ötzi memorial