Mount Silberhorn

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Silberhorn
Highest point
Elevation 3,300 m (10,800 ft)
Prominence 35 m (115 ft)
Coordinates 43°34′S 170°9′E / 43.567°S 170.150°E / -43.567; 170.150
Geography
Location South Island, New Zealand
Parent range Southern Alps
Climbing
First ascent 1895
Easiest route glacier/snow/ice climb

Silberhorn (Māori: Rangirua) is the seventh highest named peak in New Zealand, rising to 3,300 metres (10,800 ft). It is located in the Southern Alps on the south ridge of Mount Tasman (3,497 m). Its name, "silver horn" in German, was probably given by William Spotswood Green in 1882 after its resemblance to Silberhorn in the Swiss Alps.[1] Its Māori name, Rangirua, literally translates to 'second sky' (rangi: sky; rua: two).[1]

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  1. ^ a b Reed, A. W. (2010). Peter Dowling, ed. Place Names of New Zealand. Rosedale, North Shore: Raupo. p. 366. ISBN 9780143204107.