Mountain

Mountain Matterhorn (4 478 m / 14 692 ft)

Parent Range: Alps
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Summit(s): Main Summit (4 478 m /14 692 feet)
Elevation: 4 478 m / 14 692 ft
Cost of climbing: N/D
Image of Matterhorn (4 478 m / 14 692 ft)
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Facts

Mountain Name(s):
Matterhorn, An Mhatterhorn, Cervin, Cervino, Cerví, Materhornas, Materhorno, Matterhorn, Матерхорн, Маттерхорн, מטרהורן, マッターホルン, 馬特洪峰, 마터호른 산, Monte Cervino, Mont Cervin
Elevation:
4 478 m / 14 692 ft
Summit(s):
Main Summit (4 478 m /14 692 feet)
Activity type:
Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Location:
Europe, Switzerland: (Valais), Italy: (Aosta Valley)
Starting Point:
Parent Range:
Range:
First Ascent:
14/7/1865 Edward Whymper (United Kingdom), Douglas Hadow (United Kingdom), Francis Douglas (United Kingdom), Michel-Auguste Croz (United Kingdom)
Geology:
Tectonic
Snow line:
762 m / 2 500 ft
Prominence:
13 999 m / 45 929 ft
Isolation:
1 036 m / 3 399 ft
Climbing Season(s):
01 Jul-31 Oct;
Nearst
Airport(s):
Convenience Center(s):
National
Park(s):

Location

Europe, Switzerland: (Valais), Italy: (Aosta Valley)
Guided Tour

Location:

Price: $3140
4 Day(s)

Activity type:Mountaineering

Difficulty: Challenging

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Location: Europe, Switzerland: , France:

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Route

Location: Europe, Switzerland: Valais, Italy: Aosta Valley

Claimed by: 4 people

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Route

Location: Europe, Switzerland: Valais, Italy: Aosta Valley

Claimed by: 1 people

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    Climbing the Matterhorn is on the 'must do' list of both aspiring and experienced mountaineers alike.  The Matterhorn has become an iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps and the Alps in general. Since the end of the 19th century, when railways were built, it attracted more and more visitors and climbers. Each summer a large number of mountaineers try to climb the Matterhorn via the northeast Hörnli ridge, the most popular route to the summit.
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    The most recognized mountain on the European continent. With a near perfect pyramid, its absolute symmetry demarcates the exquisite nature of this beautiful mountain. Looking from Zermatt, the peak looks nothing short of terrifying! Compared to most alpine peaks it looks impossibly steep and uncompromising. But on the other hand it is a popular mountain which is climbed on a daily basis by people without vast amounts of experience. The route is both complex and loose, so it is a necessity that the leader knows the mountain well. We would never advise attempting the peak without using a qualified guide.
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    Is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy.
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    By train from Geneva / Zurich in Zermatt, either by car to the parking lot near Zermatt and from this point by taxi-electric car. By car or train from Milano airport to Breuil (Chervinia)
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    The Matterhorn was one of the last great Alpine peaks to be

    climbed and its first ascent marked the end of the golden age of

    alpinism. It was made in 1865 by a party led by Edward

    Whymper and ended disastrously when four of its members fell

    to their deaths on the descent. The north face was not
      ... Read more
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Last update: Anastasia Pivnyuk (02 Nov 2016) • History

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