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Breithorn Twins
Breithornzwillinge is located in Alps
Location in the Alps
Highest point
Peak western Breithorn Twin
Elevation 4,139 m (13,579 ft)
Prominence 117 [1]
Parent peak Breithorn (Western Summit)
Coordinates 45°56′14″N 7°46′02″E / 45.93722°N 7.76722°E / 45.93722; 7.76722Coordinates: 45°56′14″N 7°46′02″E / 45.93722°N 7.76722°E / 45.93722; 7.76722
Native name Breithornzwillinge
Countries Switzerland and Italy
Canton/Region Valais and Aosta Valley
Parent range Pennine Alps

The Breithorn Twins (German: Breithornzwillinge) are twin peaks of the Breithorn range of the Pennine Alps, located on the border between Switzerland and Italy, between the canton of Valais and the region of Aosta Valley. It is located east of the Theodul Pass.

The twin peaks are called Eastern Breithorn/western Breithorn Twin (4,139 m) and Gendarm/eastern Breithorn Twin (4,109 m). They are about 115 m (377 ft) apart.


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located west of the summit at 4,022 metres.

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