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Sguardo verso Helsenhorn, Mottiscia e Hillehorn.jpg
View from near the Scherbadung (east side)
Highest point
Elevation 3,272 m (10,735 ft)
Prominence 586 m (1,923 ft) [1]
Parent peak Monte Leone
Coordinates 46°18′17″N 8°11′30″E / 46.30472°N 8.19167°E / 46.30472; 8.19167Coordinates: 46°18′17″N 8°11′30″E / 46.30472°N 8.19167°E / 46.30472; 8.19167
Helsenhorn is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
(mountain partially in Italy)
Parent range Lepontine Alps
First ascent August 1863 by Johann Jakob Weilenmann (solo)

The Helsenhorn is a mountain of the Lepontine Alps, overlooking Binn in the Swiss canton of Valais. With a height of 3,272 metres above sea level, it is the highest summit of the Binntal. The border with Italy runs approximately 200 metres south-east of the summit and culminates at 3,247 metres.

The east side of the Helsenhorn consists of a large face overlooking the Kriegalp Pass (2,494 m). On the west side is a small glacier named Helsengletscher.


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Furggubäumlicke (2,686 m).

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