Horn (Aiguille)

The Matterhorn

A horn, also called an aiguille or pyramidal peak, is a sharp, steep-sided mountain peak that has been chiseled out by the action of glacial ice and the freeze/thaw process.

A very famous example of a peak like this is the Matterhorn, on the border between Switzerland and Italy.

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