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The north side of the Breithorn as seen from Gandegg
|Peak||Breithorn (Western Summit)|
|Elevation||4,164 m (13,661 ft)|
|Prominence||433 m (1,421 ft)|
|Isolation||4.0 km (2.5 mi)|
|English translation||Broad Horn|
|Language of name||Template:Llink|
|Countries||Switzerland and Italy|
|Parent range||Pennine Alps|
|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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