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Breithorn
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The north side of the Breithorn as seen from Gandegg
Highest point
Peak Breithorn (Western Summit)
Elevation 4,164 m (13,661 ft)
Prominence 433 m (1,421 ft)
Isolation 4.0 km (2.5 mi)
Parent peak Dufourspitze
Naming
English translation Broad Horn
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Geography
Countries Switzerland and Italy
Canton/Region ValaisAosta Valley
Parent range Pennine Alps
Climbing
First ascent 1813
Easiest route Basic glacier/snow climb

The Breithorn is a mountain range of the Pennine Alps with its highest peak of the same name (but also called Breithorn (Western Summit)). It is on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It lies on the main chain of the Alps. It is a halfway between the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa and east of the Theodul Pass. The nearest settlements are Zermatt (Valais) and St-Jacques (Aosta Valley).

The Breithorn was first climbed in 1813 by Henry Maynard (climber), Joseph-Marie Couttet, Jean Gras, Jean-Baptiste Erin and Jean-Jacques Erin.

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