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For the mountain in the Bernese Alps, see Wasenhorn (Bernese Alps).
Punta Terrarossa
Wasenhorn S.jpg
The south side of the Wasenhorn from the Monte Leone Hut
Elevation 3,246 m (10,650 ft)
Prominence 476 m (1,562 ft)[1]
Parent peak Monte Leone
Wasenhorn is located in Alps
Location in the Alps
Location Piedmont, Italy
Valais, Switzerland
Range Lepontine Alps
Coordinates 46°16′00″N 8°05′09″E / 46.26667°N 8.08583°E / 46.26667; 8.08583Coordinates: 46°16′00″N 8°05′09″E / 46.26667°N 8.08583°E / 46.26667; 8.08583

The Wasenhorn (in German, in Italian: Punta Terrarossa; 3,246 m) is a mountain of the Lepontine Alps, located on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It lies halfway between Brig (Swiss canton of Valais) and Varzo (Italian region of Piedmont), just north of Monte Leone, in the Simplon Pass area. Politically the Wasenhorn is split between the municipalities of Ried-Brig and Varzo.

The normal route to the summit of the Wasenhorn starts from the Monte Leone Hut of the Swiss Alpine Club (2,848 m), located on the south side of the mountain, above the Chaltwasser Pass, which connects the Simplon Pass with the Alpe Veglia.

The Simplon Tunnel runs into the massif of the Wasenhorn, below the subsidiary summit named Tunnelspitz (2,903 m).


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Chaltwasserpass (2,770 m).

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