Schwarzhorn (Monte Rosa Massif)

For other places with the same name, see Schwarzhorn.
Corno Nero

The Corno Nero in the Monte Rosa massif
Highest point
Elevation 4,321 m (14,177 ft)
Prominence 41 m (135 ft) Wind gap to the Ludwigshöhe
Isolation 0.3 km (0.19 mi) Ludwigshöhe
Coordinates 45°54′54″N 7°51′43″E / 45.9149°N 7.862°E / 45.9149; 7.862Coordinates: 45°54′54″N 7°51′43″E / 45.9149°N 7.862°E / 45.9149; 7.862

Aosta Valley/Piedmont

Country Italy
Parent range Pennine Alps
First ascent 18 August 1873 by Marco Maglionini, Albert de Rothschild and guide
Normal route Glacier tours through the southwest and northwest flanks (WS)

The Schwarzhorn (Italian: Corno Nero) is a 4,321-metre-high summit in the Italian Alps just next to the Swiss border.

It is part of the Monte Rosa massif in the Wallis Alps, which lie on the border between Switzerland and Italy. The Schwarzhorn itself lies on the ridge running south from the Ludwigshöhe to the Vincent Pyramid. Its valley settlements are Zermatt in Switzerland and Alagna on the Italian side.


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