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.

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.