Mount Silberhorn

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Silberhorn
Highest point
Elevation3,300 m (10,800 ft)
Prominence35 m (115 ft)
Coordinates43°34′S 170°9′E / 43.567°S 170.150°E / -43.567; 170.150
Geography
LocationSouth Island, New Zealand
Parent rangeSouthern Alps
Climbing
First ascent1895
Easiest routeglacier/snow/ice climb

Silberhorn (Māori: Rangirua) is the fifth highest 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.