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Route: Aletschhorn – Gletscherhornfirn

The Aletschhorn (4,193 m above sea level) in the canton of Valais is located in the Bernese Alps, west of the Great Aletsch Glacier and south of the Grosse Aletschfirn, and is part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage Site. A ridge consisting of the three-thousanders Sattelhorn (3,745 m above sea level), Schinhorn (3,797 m above sea level), and Breithorn (3,785 m above sea level) runs towards the southwest, terminated by the striking structure of the Bietschhorn (3,934 m above sea level).

North of the Grosse Aletschfirn, the soft firn fields of the Äbeni Flue (3,962 m above sea level) and the Gletscherhorn (3,983 m above sea level) lead to the steep slopes towards the Bernese Lauterbrunnental valley. Between the Anugrat ridge and the Sattelhorn (3,745 m above sea level), the Lötschenlücke (3,164 m above sea level) marks the connection between the Grosse Aletschfirn and the Lang Glacier in the Lötschental valley.

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