Hübschhorn

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Hübschhorn
Col du simplon.jpg
View from the Simplon Pass (west side)
Highest point
Elevation 3,192 m (10,472 ft)
Prominence 325 m (1,066 ft) [1]
Parent peak Monte Leone
Coordinates 46°14′12.2″N 8°3′18.2″E / 46.236722°N 8.055056°E / 46.236722; 8.055056Coordinates: 46°14′12.2″N 8°3′18.2″E / 46.236722°N 8.055056°E / 46.236722; 8.055056
Geography
Hübschhorn is located in Switzerland
Hübschhorn
Hübschhorn
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
Parent range Lepontine Alps
Hübschhorn seen from Simplon Pass (2017)

The Hübschhorn is a mountain of the Lepontine Alps, overlooking the Simplon Pass in the canton of Valais. It belongs to the Monte Leone massif. Its altitude is 3190m/10'460ft.

Access roads[edit]

The car access is both from Italian and Swiss sides by following the road towards the Simplon pass. The closest cities are Domodossola on the Italian side and Brig on the Swiss side. If you need accommodation on the pass, you have Simplon Hospiz (Hospice du Simplon).

Normal climbing route[edit]

To climb Hübschhorn you start walking from the road towards a small lake which is directly below the mountain (Rotelsee). From there continue up by following a hardly visible steep path. You will need around three hours from the road to the summit.

You will be able to see the complete route to Wasenhorn and the glacier route to Breithorn (Simplon), and enjoy the views of the Weissmies group in the south-west direction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Homattupass (2,867 m).

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