Horn Peaks

A horn peak (or pyramidal peak / glacial horn), is an angular, sharply pointed mountain peak which results from the cirque erosion due to multiple glaciers diverging from a central point.

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Connected Sites


Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch: "a great abundance and diversity of geomorphological features such as Ushaped glacial valleys, cirques, horn peaks, valley glaciers and moraines" (AB ev)
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park: Mount Wilbur, Kinnerly Peak and Reynolds Mountain (Glacier National Park, USA)

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