Grosses Wannenhorn

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Grosses Wannenhorn
Gross Wannenhorn (left) from the Fiescher Glacier
Highest point
Elevation 3,906 m (12,815 ft)
Prominence 626 m (2,054 ft) [1]
Isolation 4.26 kilometres (2.65 mi)
Parent peak Finsteraarhorn
Listing Alpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates 46°29′37.8″N 8°05′51.5″E / 46.493833°N 8.097639°E / 46.493833; 8.097639Coordinates: 46°29′37.8″N 8°05′51.5″E / 46.493833°N 8.097639°E / 46.493833; 8.097639
Grosses Wannenhorn is located in Switzerland
Grosses Wannenhorn
Grosses Wannenhorn
Location in Switzerland
Country Switzerland
Canton Valais
Parent range Bernese Alps
Topo map swisstopo
First ascent 1864 (Gottlieb Stuber and team)

Grosses Wannenhorn is a 3906-metre mountain peak in the Bernese Alps, in the Swiss canton of Valais near the village of Fiesch. It is part of the Walliser Fiescherhörner. The mountain separates the Aletsch Glacier to the west from the Fiescher Glacier to the east.

Grosses Wannenhorn is rocky, while its southern counterpart, Kleines Wannenhorn, is somewhat flatter. The mountain's east side is heavily glaciated, while the west side is a steep slope intermittently broken by ice fields.

The mountain was first successfully climbed by Gottlieb Stuber and team in 1864.

Aletsch Glacier and Gross Wannenhorn (right), from the Bettmerhorn

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  1. ^ Retrieved from the swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Grünhornlücke (3,280 m).

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