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Silberhorn (left) with the Hochstetter Glacier in the foreground
Highest point
Elevation 3,300 m (10,800 ft)
Prominence 35 m (115 ft)
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Location South Island, New Zealand
Parent range Southern Alps
First ascent 1895
Easiest route glacier/snow/ice climb

Silberhorn (Māori: Rangirua) is the fifth highest peak in New Zealand, rising to 3,300 metres (10,800 ft). It is located in the Southern Alps on the south ridge of Mount Tasman (3,497 m). Its name, "silver horn" in German, was probably given by William Spotswood Green in 1882 after its resemblance to Silberhorn in the Swiss Alps. Its Māori name, Rangirua, literally translates to 'second sky' (rangi: sky; rua: two). The first ascent of Silberhorn was in 1895 by Edward FitzGerald and his guide Matthias Zurbriggen.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Monte Silberhorn para niños

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