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Balmenhorn summit rock

Elevation 4,167 m13,671.26 ft
2.589 miles
Prominence 12 m0.00746 miles
39.37 ft
Location Valle d'Aosta, Italy
Range Pennine Alps
Massif Monte Rosa
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DMS Coor. 45°54´49"N, 7°51´27"E
Swiss Coor. 632499 / 84709
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Nearby Features
Balmenhorn Bivouac, Città di Mantova Hut, Corno Nero, Dufourspitze, Gnifetti Hut, Grenzgipfel, Grenzsattel, Gugliermina Bivouac, Liskamm East, Liskamm West, Ludwigshöhe, Margherita Hut, Monte Rosa, Ostspitze, Parrotspitze, Punta Giordani, Pyramid Vincent, Signalkuppe, Silbersattel, Zumsteinspitze
Alpinist's Info
Topo. Map IGC 109: Monte Rosa - Alagna -
Valsesia - Macugnaga - Gressoney
Easiest Route Rating F F
Balmenhorn (Italy )

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The Balmenhorn (4,167 m) is a Monte Rosa (Pennine Alps) summit between the Ludwigshöhe and Piramid Vincent. It is very closely located to the Swiss-Italian border but is completely located in Valle d'Aosta, Italy.

The UIAA classifies this summit as a less significant 4000m summit because it is not really an individual peak, in fact it is just a big rock sticking out a glacier. But because of the 4000m and the easy climb, the peak is frequently visited by parties doing tours in the Monte Rosa massif.

Andrea Pedretti, Giovanni Mariotti and their guides Welf, Zaccaria and Vicaire climbed the summit first on 6 August 1875.

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