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View from near Susten Pass with the Stein Glacier on its left side
Highest point
Elevation 3,420 m (11,220 ft)
Prominence 218 m (715 ft) [1]
Parent peak Dammastock
Coordinates 46°41′27″N 8°24′48″E / 46.69083°N 8.41333°E / 46.69083; 8.41333Coordinates: 46°41′27″N 8°24′48″E / 46.69083°N 8.41333°E / 46.69083; 8.41333
Gwächtenhorn is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location Uri/Berne, Switzerland
Parent range Urner Alps

The Gwächtenhorn is a 3,420 metres high mountain in the Urner Alps, located on the border between the cantons of Bern and Uri. It overlooks the Stein Glacier and the Susten Pass on its north side (Bern) and the Chelen Glacier on its south side (Uri).

Being covered by snow from the summit to the bottom, the north side of the Gwächtenhorn is much appreciated by skiers.


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Chelenlücke (3,202 m).

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