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Barrhorn, summit.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 3,610 m (11,840 ft)
Prominence 267 m (876 ft) [1]
Parent peak Weisshorn
Coordinates 46°09′21.1″N 7°44′02.5″E / 46.155861°N 7.734028°E / 46.155861; 7.734028Coordinates: 46°09′21.1″N 7°44′02.5″E / 46.155861°N 7.734028°E / 46.155861; 7.734028
Barrhorn is located in Switzerland
Parent range Pennine Alps
Easiest route Hike

The Barrhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps. It is one of the highest summits in the Alps to be accessible to experienced hikers.

Access roads and normal climbing route[edit]

The only access road is from the north, from the Turtmann village in the Rhona valley. From there, take direction to Gruben, and after passing it drive up to Vorder Sänntum at 1900 m. You will come to the point where the public road ends up, there is no formal parking and people just leave cars at that point.

From the car parking to the summit you may get in less than 5 hours, and from the Turtmann hut to the summit in about 3 hours. You do not need any special equipment, this is a simple walk up.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Swisstopo maps