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View of the Wetterhorn and the village of Grindelwald on the left.

The Wetterhorn (3,692 m) is a peak in the Swiss Alps towering above the village of Grindelwald. Formerly known as Hasle Jungfrau, it is one of three summits on a mountain named the "Wetterhörner", the highest of which is the Mittelhorn (3,704 m) and the lowest and most distant the Rosenhorn (3,689 m). The latter peaks are mostly hidden from view from Grindelwald.
The Wetterhorn summit was first reached on August 31, 1844, by the Grindelwald guides Hans Jaun and Melchior Bannholzer. The Mittelhorn was first summitted on 9 July 1845 by the same guides, this time accompanied by a third, Kaspar Abplanalp, and by British climber Stanhope Templeman Speer.

Winston Churchill climbed the Wetterhorn in 1894 !

Grindelwald is a village and municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Berne in Switzerland.
Grindelwald village is located at 1,034 m (3,392 ft) above sea level
Grindelwald has a population (as of December 2018) of 3,802.
The 1975 movie The Eiger Sanction starring Clint Eastwood featured the Hotel Bellevue des Alpes at Kleine Scheidegg as the film location where the group of climbers stayed during their attempt on the summit of the Eiger. In the summer of 1974, Clint Eastwood and his cast and crew stayed at the Hotel Bellevue des Alpes during filming.

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  • Copyright: Piotr FG (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5728 W: 2 N: 11371] (53226)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-07-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-02-03 14:14
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