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Mount Hoernli description and photos - Switzerland: Arosa. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Hoernli.
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Mount Hernley, which means "horns" in German, rises 2496 meters above sea level in the canton of Graubunden in Switzerland. This is one of the peaks of the Plessurian Alps, which consists of an alloy of volcanic rocks of variolite and spilite. Mount Hernley with a pronounced peak 50 meters high can be found in the municipality of Arosa, north of the famous ski base - Hernley hut (Hernlihutte) on the border with the municipality of Chirchen Praden.
Hernley is one of the central mountains of the Plessur Alps ... It is part of the mountain range that starts from the top of Parpaner Weishorn and stretches to Fort Langvi. This mountain range is much easier to climb from the southeast.
Hearnley is located in an area of great interest to geologists. Its top is stones which 150 million years ago were at the bottom of the ancient Tethys ocean. On the rocky surface, interlayers of dark fine-grained rock are clearly visible. The size of the interlayers ranges from decimeter to meter. Such rocks appeared as a result of a volcanic eruption: magma, heated to 1200 degrees, enters the cold ocean water, forming layers that are now visible on the top of Mount Hearnley.
The western and eastern slopes of Hearnley are strewn with large debris, which makes it difficult rise from these sides. Usually, climbing the mountain marked with the sixth level of difficulty is made from the south side. The beginning of the ascent is quite difficult, the further way to the top will be easier.
In 1945, the first lift to Mount Hernley was built. It was modernized and modified several times. In the 60s, people stood in line for about an hour for the lift to climb Hearnley and see the surroundings from its summit. In 1985, the new Hernley Express cable car was opened. Finally, since 2013, from the resort of Arosa to the beginning of the ski slopes from Hernley, you can climb the Urdenbahn cable car with a length of 1,700 meters.
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