Elevation (feet): 13,671
Elevation (meters): 4,167
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 45.915751
Longitude: 7.866667
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Milan, Italy
Convenient Center: Alagna Valsesia, Italy

Thanks to Terrill Thompson for adding this peak.

Balmenhorn is rock island located southwest of Schwarzhorn on the Monte Rosa massif. It is neither a spectacular peak nor a popular climb except among climbers who aspire to climb all 4000 meter peaks in the European Alps. The summit can be reached easily from the Gnifetti Hut.

Thanks to Terrill Thompson for this description.


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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There is one trip report for Balmenhorn.

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  • Log #21988 - by roger gaff on June 29, 2010
    During a traverse of the 'frontier summits' between Zermatt and the Monte Rosa hutte....section of the route from Gniffetti Refugio. A quaint wee place with the curiously perched balmenhorn refugio.