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|Elevation|| 3,946 m12,946.194 ft |
|Prominence|| 204 m0.127 miles |
|Location|| Berne_(canton), Switzerland|
|DMS Coor.||46°32´47.6"N, 08°06´51.9"E|
|Swiss Coor.||651831 / 155252|
|Links|| Topographic Detail |
|Base(s)||Grimsel Pass, Grindelwald|
 General information
The Agassizhorn (3,946 m12,946.194 ft
2.452 miles) is a mountain in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland, on the border between the canton of Valais and Berne. The Agassizhorn is part of the Finsteraarhorn Group and is located north of the Finsteraarhorn and is separated from the Finsteraarhorn by the Agassizjoch. Seen from the S side the mountain appears snowy and easy accessible, the N side however is very steep en rocky.
The mountain was first climbed in 1872 by W. Coolidge with U. Almer and C. Inäbnit.
The mountain is named after glacier scientist Louis Agassiz (1807-1873).
 South-East Ridge/Flank (PD-)
|Agassizhorn: South-East Ridge|
|Summit|| Agassizhorn (3,946 m2.452 miles |
|Valley base(s)||Grimsel Pass, Grindelwald|
|Route Type||Snow (3.5 h)||Hut|| Finsteraarhorn Hut (3,048 m1.894 miles |
|Height Gains|| Hut - Summit: 898 m0.558 miles |
From the Finsteraarhorn Hut follow the east side of the Walliser Fiescherfirn to the foot of a rockrib coming from the Finsteraarhorn at Pt.3,105m. Now turn to the N and continue in a NE direction up a crevassed firnhang (snow/ice mixture) coming down between the Agassizhorn and the Finsteraarhorn. Take a route slightly more to the left than you would normally take to reduce ice fall risks in the middle portion of this ascent.
At an altitude of around 3,600m you can either take the steep S flank all the way to the summit or continue straight on all the way up to Agassizjoch. From Agassizjoch take a direct line on the firn ridge towards the summit. Both alternative routes have the same difficulty level and both take around 3.5h.
|Route Name||Hei.||Dif.||Dur. (h)||Type||Rock||°||Valley||Hut||S. Gain||Maps|
|Agassizhorn: South-East Ridge|| 3,946 m2.452 miles |
|PD-||3.5||Snow||Grimsel Pass, Grindelwald||Finsteraarhorn Hut|| 898 m0.558 miles |
Hei.:Height, Dif.: Difficulty, Dur.: Duration, S. Gain: Meters from hut to summit
Summit map is always listed first. If a map is used for 2 km and another map for 1 km, the 2 km map will be listed before the 1 km map. Overview of the Swiss maps & Italian maps.
 Multiday suggestions
For multiday suggestions: see Finsteraarhorn Hut
 Additional photos
Agassizhorn (left) from Grünhornlücke
Agassizhorn (left) from Walliser Fiescherfirn
Agassizhorn (left) from Fiescher Sattel
 Recommended books
The Alpine 4000m Peaks by the Classic Routes by Richard Goedeke
Bernese Oberland: Selected Climbs (Alpine Club Guides) by Les Swindin
The Bernese Alps: A Walker's Guide (Cicerone Guide) by Kev Reynolds
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