Gross Muttenhorn from Furka Pass

Gross Muttenhorn from Furka Pass. The west ridge is the right skyline. The Mutt Glacier is at the base of the mountain.

Photo taken August 1999 by Fred Spicker.


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desainme - Aug 24, 2003 5:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Muttenhorn= sheep's horn?

Divides Pennine and Bernese Alps?

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Aug 24, 2003 6:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Muttenhorn= sheep's horn?

According to my data, the Gross Muttenhorn is located in a sub range of the Alps called the Adula or Lepontine Alps. This range is located along the Swiss Italian border to the east of the Penine Alps and to the south of the Urner Alps (which are the next sub range west of the Bernese Alps).

I can find no translation for "Mutt" or "Mutten" from German to English, so I assume that it is a place name of some sort. I know that it is not the word for sheep.

Perhaps one of our German speaking members could help us on this.

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