Finsteraarhorn


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Finsteraarhorn

(fĭn'stərär`hôrn'), peak, 14,032 ft (4,277 m) high, S central Switzerland; highest of the Bernese Alps.

Finsteraarhorn

 

a mountain in Switzerland, the highest peak in the Bernese Alps. The Finsteraarhorn, which has an elevation of 4,274 m, is composed of gneisses and is shaped like a pyramid. Its steep slopes, with glacial cirques, are covered by snowfields and glaciers. The peak is popular with mountaineers.

Finsteraarhorn

a mountain in S central Switzerland: highest peak in the Bernese Alps. Height: 4274 m (14 022 ft.)
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The first bothies, in the modern sense of the word, appeared in the 1860s, mostly along routes to 4,000-metre peaks--the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and the Finsteraarhorn.
Near the western edge of the Aare massif, just east of the peak of the Finsteraarhorn, the snouts of two glaciers, the Unteraargletscher and Oberaargletscher, point to the east and contribute meltwater to small glacial lakes.
The eldest child of Liverpool lead merchant Frank Walker, Lucy Walker started modestly with a crossing of the Monte Moro and Theodul passes - by 1862 she had climbed the Finsteraarhorn, Monte Rosa, and Mont Blanc.
She had given up mountain climbing when a bolt of lightning struck her ice pick as she was ascending the Finsteraarhorn in a thunderstorm.