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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... More     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 4478 m / 14691.6 ft     Snow line: 762 m / 2500 ft
Summit(s): Main Summit (4 478 m /14 692 feet)
    Prominence: 13 999 m/45 929 ft
Location: Switzerland(Valais); Italy(Aosta Valley);     Isolation: 1 036 km/3 399 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 45°58'35.004''N
7°39'29.988''E
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    Climbing Season(s): 01 Jul - 31 Oct;
Parent Range: Pennine Alps     Nearest Airport(s): Zurich airport (ZRH); Geneva International Airport (GVA);
Range: Matterhorn Group     Convenience Center(s): Zermatt;
First Ascent: 14/7/1865 Edward Whymper (United Kingdom), Douglas Hadow (United Kingdom), Francis Douglas (United Kingdom), Michel-Auguste Croz (United Kingdom)... More     National Park(s): Swiss National Park;

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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.

Description Edit

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 pe
ak

without using a qualified guide.
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Location Edit

Is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between

Switzerland and Italy.

Getting there Edit

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)

Europe, Switzerland: Valais, Italy: Aosta Valley

  • Matterhorn
  • Mountaineering - 7 Day(s)
  • 1 Jul - 31 Oct
  • Challenging 
  • 0 people climbed it

Europe, Switzerland: Valais, Italy: Aosta Valley

  • Matterhorn
  • Mountaineering - 7 Day(s)
  • 1 Jul - 31 Oct
  • Moderate/ Challenging 
  • 2 people climbed it

Europe, Switzerland: Valais, Italy: Aosta Valley

  • Matterhorn
  • Mountaineering - 7 Day(s)
  • 1 Jul - 31 Oct
  • Challenging 
  • 0 people climbed it

Poland:

  • 1 Mar 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
  • Zumsteinspitze,Matterhorn(4563 m)
  • Hiking in the Matterhorn
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DID YOU KNOW (1) Edit Add

• 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
climbed

until 1931, and is amongst the six great north faces of the Alps.

It is estimated that over 500 alpinists have died on the

Matterhorn since the first climb in 1865, making it one of the

deadliest peaks in the Alps.
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