Nadelhorn

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Nadelhorn
Nadelgrat.jpg
Nadelhorn (center) and Nadelgrat
Highest point
Elevation4,327 m (14,196 ft)
Prominence206 mLenzjoch
Isolation1.7 kmDom
Parent peakDom
Coordinates46°06′31.5″N 7°51′51″E / 46.108750°N 7.86417°E / 46.108750; 7.86417Coordinates: 46°06′31.5″N 7°51′51″E / 46.108750°N 7.86417°E / 46.108750; 7.86417
Geography
Nadelhorn is located in Switzerland
Nadelhorn
Nadelhorn
Location in Switzerland
LocationSwitzerland
Parent rangePennine Alps
Climbing
First ascent16 September 1858 by Franz Andenmatten, Baptiste Epiney, Aloys Supersaxo and J. Zimmermann
Easiest routeBasic snow climb

The Nadelhorn (4,327 m) is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. It is the highest point on the Nadelgrat, a high-level ridge running roughly north–south above the resort of Saas-Fee to the east, and the Mattertal to the west. Its three ridges join to form a sharp-pointed summit, which looks like a needle (German: Nadel) when seen from the north. The other summits on the Nadelgrat are the Stecknadelhorn and Hohberghorn.

It was first climbed by Franz Andenmatten, Baptiste Epiney, Aloys Supersaxo and J. Zimmermann on 16 September 1858.

References[edit]

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

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