The Hockenhorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of Bern and Valais. Its summit is 3,293 metres high and lies between the upper Kandertal and the Lötschental. On its southern (Valais) side lies a glacier named Milibachgletscher.

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Highest point
Elevation3,293 m (10,804 ft)
Prominence348 m (1,142 ft)[1]
Parent peakFinsteraarhorn
Isolation3.5 km (2.2 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingAlpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates46°25′42″N 7°44′39″E / 46.42833°N 7.74417°E / 46.42833; 7.74417Coordinates: 46°25′42″N 7°44′39″E / 46.42833°N 7.74417°E / 46.42833; 7.74417
Hockenhorn is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
LocationBern/Valais, Switzerland
Parent rangeBernese Alps
First ascentAugust 1840 (Arthur Thomas Malkin)

The summit of the Hockenhorn is accessible by a trail starting at the Lötschen Pass. The southern side of the mountain is part of a ski area. The closest locality is Lauchernalp above Kippel.


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Märbiglücke (2,945 m).

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