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The Hohberghorn (right), with the Stecknadelhorn (centre) and the Nadelhorn (left), from the north side
Highest point
Elevation 4,219 m (13,842 ft)
Prominence 75 m (246 ft) [1]
Isolation 0.4 kilometres (0.25 mi)
Parent peak Nadelhorn
Coordinates 46°06′45.7″N 7°51′13.9″E / 46.112694°N 7.853861°E / 46.112694; 7.853861Coordinates: 46°06′45.7″N 7°51′13.9″E / 46.112694°N 7.853861°E / 46.112694; 7.853861
Hohberghorn is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
Parent range Pennine Alps
First ascent August 1869 by R. B. Heathcote, Franz Biner, Peter Perren and Peter Taugwalder
Easiest route Basic snow climb

The Hohberghorn (4,219 m) is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. It lies towards the northern end of the Nadelgrat, a high-level ridge running roughly north–south, north of the Dom, above the resort of Saas-Fee to the east, and the Mattertal to the west.

It was first climbed by R. B. Heathcote, with guides Franz Biner, Peter Perren and Peter Taugwalder on, in August 1869 via the west gully above the Hohberg Glacier to the Stecknadeljoch.

Its north-east face, not as long or as steep as that on the neighbouring Lenzspitze, is 320 m and at an average angle of 50 degrees, and might be considered as excellent training for the latter.[2]


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Hohbergjoch (4,144 m).
  2. ^ Will McLewin, In Monte Viso’s Horizon: Climbing All the Alpine 4000m Peaks, Ernest Press, 1991
  • Dumler, Helmut and Willi P. Burkhardt, The High Mountains of the Alps, London: Diadem, 1994

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