Wetterhorn


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Wetterhorn

(German ˈvɛtərˌhɔrn)
n
(Placename) a mountain in S Switzerland, in the Bernese Alps. Height: 3701 m (12 143 ft)
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Thinking over my plans, as mapped out, I perceived that they did not take in the Furka Pass, the Rhone Glacier, the Finsteraarhorn, the Wetterhorn, etc.
They made, in fact, a masked battery behind the decorous office blinds, and there lay in wait as simply excited as children until at last the stem of the luckless Wetterhorn appeared, beating and rolling at quarter speed over the recently reconstructed pinnacles of Tiffany's.
The gun fired two shells before the frame of the Dexter building collapsed, and each shell raked the Wetterhorn from stem to stern.
And we had a great balcony view of the Wetterhorn, a huge, square, spiky mountain that impresses in summer but looks like a gigantic Christmas cake when winter sets in.
Of course, it's possible to go even higher and take the Jungfrau Railway 13,642 ft to the top of the Jungraujoch with its views of peaks like the Eiger, Monch and Wetterhorn.
Its simple notes are re-echoed a few seconds later from the precipices of the Wetterhorn, the effect of which is extremely pleasing.
This was left to the more acceptable Alfred Wills, who scaled the Wetterhorn three years later as an exercise in self-improvement--a noble achievement that led to the founding of the Alpine Club, whose members met 'a murmur of approval' in hotel dining rooms the breadth of Europe.