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View from the summit
Highest point
Elevation 2,764 m (9,068 ft)
Prominence 125 m (410 ft) [1]
Parent peak Finsteraarhorn
Coordinates 46°33′8.6″N 8°18′45.7″E / 46.552389°N 8.312694°E / 46.552389; 8.312694Coordinates: 46°33′8.6″N 8°18′45.7″E / 46.552389°N 8.312694°E / 46.552389; 8.312694
Sidelhorn is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location Bern/Valais, Switzerland
Parent range Bernese Alps

The Sidelhorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, located west of the Grimsel Pass. It lies at the eastern end of the mountain chain between the Unteraar Glacier and the Rhone valley, named Aargrat. Because the glacier drains into the Aar and hence the Rhine and North Sea, whilst the Rhone flows into the Mediterranean Sea, the Sidelhorn lies on the European continental divide.[2]

The summit can be reached by several trails from the Grimsel Pass.

Administratively, the mountain lies on the border between the municipality of Guttannen, to the north and in the canton of Bern, and the municipality of Obergoms, to the south and in the canton of Valais.[2]


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Triebtenseelicke (2,639 m).
  2. ^ a b (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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