Infobox Mountain
Name = Wetterhorn
Photo = Mh grindelwald im winter.jpeg
Caption = The Wetterhorn above Grindelwald
Elevation = convert|3692|m|ft|0
Location = Switzerland
Range=Bernese Alps
Prominence = convert|203|m|ft|0|abbr=on
latd= 46|latm=38 |lats=19.5 |latNS=N
longd=8 |longm=6 |longs=55.9 |longEW=E

Coordinates = coord|46|38|19.5|N|8|6|55.9|E|type:mountain_region:CH-BE|display=inline,title
Type=| Age=
First ascent = 31 August 1844 by Melchior Bannholzer and Joh. Jaun
Easiest route = rock/snow/ice climb

The Wetterhorn (3,692 m) is a mountain in the Swiss Alps close to the village of Grindelwald. Although it was first climbed in 1844, the ascent by Alfred Wills and party in 1854 is the more celebrated, and is generally regarded to have marked the beginning of the golden age of alpinism.

The mountain is in fact composed of three distinct but close peak: the "Wetterhorn" (most visible from Grindelwald), the "Mittelhorn" (highest) and "Rosenhorn".


*Winston Churchill climbed the Wetterhorn in 1894.
*The summit rocks were the intended terminal for the world's first people-carrying aerial tramway, but only the first quarter section of the lift was built and in operation until the beginning of World War I.

External links

* [http://www.wetterhorn.ch www.wetterhorn.ch]
* [http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150630/wetterhorn.html Wetterhorn on Summitpost]
* [http://www.fotogalerien.ch/index.php?gallery=43&&lang=2&pct=4 Wetterhorn from Grindelwald First]
* [http://www.fotogalerien.ch/index.php?gallery=33&&lang=2&pct=10 Wetterhorn from Eiger Trail]

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