Grosses Wannenhorn

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The Grosses Wannenhorn is a 3906-metre mountain in the Bernese Alps, in the Swiss canton of Valais near the village of Fiesch. It is part of the Walliser Fiescherhörner. The mountain separates the Aletsch Glacier to the west from the Fiescher Glacier to the east.

Grosses Wannenhorn
The Gross Wannenhorn (left) from the Fiescher Glacier
Highest point
Elevation3,906 m (12,815 ft)
Prominence626 m (2,054 ft) [1]
Parent peakFinsteraarhorn
Isolation4.26 km (2.65 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingAlpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates46°29′37.8″N 8°05′51.5″E / 46.493833°N 8.097639°E / 46.493833; 8.097639Coordinates: 46°29′37.8″N 8°05′51.5″E / 46.493833°N 8.097639°E / 46.493833; 8.097639
Grosses Wannenhorn is located in Switzerland
Grosses Wannenhorn
Grosses Wannenhorn
Location in Switzerland
Parent rangeBernese Alps
Topo mapswisstopo
First ascent1864 (Gottlieb Studer and team)

The Grosses Wannenhorn is rocky, while its southern counterpart, the Kleines Wannenhorn, is somewhat flatter. The mountain's east side is heavily glaciated, while the west side is a steep slope intermittently broken by ice fields.

The mountain was first climbed by Gottlieb Studer and team in 1864.

The Aletsch Glacier and the Gross Wannenhorn (right), from the Bettmerhorn

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  1. ^ Retrieved from the swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Grünhornlücke (3,280 m).

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