Caption=The Finsteraarhorn from the south
Prominence=convert|2280|m|ft|0ranked 3rd in the Alps
latd= 46|latm=32 |lats=14.9 |latNS=N
longd=8 |longm=07 |longs=33.7 |longEW=E
Coordinates = coord|46|32|14.9|N|8|07|33.7|E|type:mountain|display=inline,title
10 August 1829by Jakob Leuthold and Johann Währen
Easiest route=rock/snow climb
Listing = Ultra
The Finsteraarhorn is the highest
mountainin the Bernese Alpsrange of the Swiss Alpsand the highest mountain in the Bernese Oberland. It is the third most prominent peak in the Alps.
The identity of the first ascentionists was long a controversial matter. Although Johann Rudolf Meyer claimed to have reached the summit on an attempt in 1812 with guides Arnold Abbühl, Joseph Bortes and Aloys Volker, it is now accepted – after the research of
John Percy Farrarin the " Alpine Journal"J. P. Farrar, 'The First Ascent of the Finsteraarhorn: A Re-examination', " Alpine Journal", XXVII, pp. 263–300 – that Jakob Leuthold and Johann Währen (guides to Franz Joseph Hugi) were the first to reach the summit via the north-west ridge on 10 August 1829 (Hugi and others remained just below the top).Helmut Dumler and Willi P. Burkhardt, "The High Mountains of the Alps", London: Diadem, 1994, p. 50 Hugi and party had reached the saddle below the summit in 1828 but had to retreat because of bad weather.
* [http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150587/finsteraarhorn.html The Finsteraarhorn on SummitPost]
* Computer generated summit panoramas [http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/panoramas/EUR/Finsteraarhorn-N.gifNorth] [http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/panoramas/EUR/Finsteraarhorn-S.gifSouth] [http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/panoramas.html Index]
* Summit Panoramic Photographs [http://www.ii.uib.no/~petter/mountains/Sveits/42-51_annotate.jpgWest] [http://www.ii.uib.no/~petter/mountains/Sveits/56-61_annotate.jpgEast]
* [http://www.fotogalerien.ch/index.php?gallery=43&&lang=2&pct=6 The Finsteraarhorn from Bachalpsee]
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