Diechterhorn

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Diechterhorn
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The Trift Glacier and the Diechtehorn (right summit) from the north side
Highest point
Elevation 3,389 m (11,119 ft)
Prominence 308 m (1,010 ft) [1]
Parent peak Dammastock
Listing Alpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates 46°38′55″N8°21′38″E / 46.64861°N 8.36056°E / 46.64861; 8.36056 Coordinates: 46°38′55″N8°21′38″E / 46.64861°N 8.36056°E / 46.64861; 8.36056
Geography
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Diechterhorn
Location in Switzerland
Location Bern, Switzerland
Parent range Urner Alps

The Diechterhorn is a mountain in the Urner Alps, overlooking the Haslital in the Bernese Oberland. At 3,389 metres above sea level it is the highest summit of the Urner Alps lying within the canton of Bern.

On its east side lies the upper basin of the Trift Glacier, the summit of the Dammastock being located about five kilometres east. On its west side lies the Gelmersee at 1,849 metres.

The Gelmer hut, lying at 2,412 metres above the Gelmersee, is the closest hut. It is a common base for climbers.

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References

  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Undri Triftlimi (3,081 m)