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Lagginhorn west face.jpg
The west face
Highest point
Elevation 4,010 m (13,160 ft)
Prominence 511 m (1,677 ft) [1]
Isolation 3.3 km (2.1 mi) [2]
Parent peak Weissmies
Coordinates 46°9′26″N 8°0′11″E / 46.15722°N 8.00306°E / 46.15722; 8.00306Coordinates: 46°9′26″N 8°0′11″E / 46.15722°N 8.00306°E / 46.15722; 8.00306
Lagginhorn is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
Parent range Pennine Alps
First ascent 26 August 1856 by E. L. Ames, Franz Andenmatten and Johann Josef Imseng, together with three Englishmen and three guides
Easiest route West ridge (PD)

The Lagginhorn (4,010 m) is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. It lies a few kilometres north of the slightly higher Weissmies and also close to the slightly lower Fletschhorn on the north.

The Lagginhorn is the last four-thousander in the main chain before the Simplon Pass; it is also the lowest four-thousander in Switzerland.

The first ascent was by Edward Levi Ames and three other Englishmen, together with local Saas Grund clergyman Johann Josef Imseng, Franz Andenmatten and three other guides on 26 August 1856.


  • Weissmies Hut (2,726 m)
  • Berghaus Hohsaas (3,100 m)
  • Laggin Bivouac (2,425 m)


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Lagginjoch (3,499 m).
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is north of the Weissmies.
  3. ^ Map of Swisstopo


  • Dumler, Helmut and Willi P. Burkhardt, The High Mountains of the Alps, London: Diadem, 1994

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