Photo by Justin Black
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1861|
|First successful climber(s):||Sir Leslie Stephen, Ulrich Kaufmann, Christian Michel, and Peter Michel|
|Nearest major airport:||Bern, Switzerland|
|Convenient Center:||Grindelwald, Switzerland|
Schreckhorn is a steep rock peak, surrounded by ice. It is the high point on a long, narrow craggy ridge that joins the Upper and Lower Grindelwald glaciers. There are several minor peaks on this ridge as well. Schreckhorn is the most difficult of all 4,000 meter peaks in the European Alps, primarily due to the 2000-foot rock tower that marks its summit.
The normal route is starting in Grindelwald via the Schreckhornhütte (2529 m) and the southwest ridge to the summit.
As there is a "Klein Schreckhorn" as well, it is also called "Grosses Schreckhorn".