Elevation (feet): 13,379
Elevation (meters): 4,078
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Berner Oberland
Latitude: 46.589924
Longitude: 8.118124
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1861
First successful climber(s): Sir Leslie Stephen, Ulrich Kaufmann, Christian Michel, and Peter Michel
Nearest major airport: Bern, Switzerland
Convenient Center: Grindelwald, Switzerland

Schreckhorn is a steep rock peak, surrounded by ice. It is the high point on a long, narrow craggy ridge that joins the Upper and Lower Grindelwald glaciers. There are several minor peaks on this ridge as well. Schreckhorn is the most difficult of all 4,000 meter peaks in the European Alps, primarily due to the 2000-foot rock tower that marks its summit.

The normal route is starting in Grindelwald via the Schreckhornh├╝tte (2529 m) and the southwest ridge to the summit.

As there is a "Klein Schreckhorn" as well, it is also called "Grosses Schreckhorn".