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View from the Illsee (east side)
Highest point
Elevation 2,717 m (8,914 ft)
Prominence 235 m (771 ft) [1]
Coordinates 46°15′45.9″N 7°36′58.4″E / 46.262750°N 7.616222°E / 46.262750; 7.616222Coordinates: 46°15′45.9″N 7°36′58.4″E / 46.262750°N 7.616222°E / 46.262750; 7.616222
Illhorn is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
Parent range Pennine Alps

The Illhorn is a mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps, overlooking Chandolin in the canton of Valais. With a height of 2,717 metres above sea level, it is the highest point of the Illgraben valley.

Illgraben debris flows[edit]

Illgraben is best known for its literal breaking apart as the ancient mud that forms the mountain breaks apart, causing the resulting debris flows and mud slides.[2] The area is a popular hiking spot and these geomorphological processes are visible most years.[3]


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Illpass (2,482 m).
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