Matterhorn

Matterhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy is considered one of the highest mountains in Switzerland with the height of the Matterhorn is 14,690 feet (4477.54 m).

Matterhorn is a mountain in the west part of Alps range, called the Pennine Alps and it is an emblem of the Swiss region Alps.

The Matterhorn derives its name from the German words Matte, meaning "meadow", and Horn, which means "peak" it also called Monte Cervino in Italian and Mont Cervin in French.

The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the all four directions the north, south west and east side.

The Matterhorn has two distinct summits, both situated on a 100-metre-long rocky ridge: the Swiss summit (4,477.5 m) on the east and the Italian summit (4,476.4 m) on the west.


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Reaching the top of the Matterhorn is lot easier today. A cable car takes climbers to the foot of the mountain and there are ropes and ladders along the way to the peak.

Climbers ususally spend the night at a hut in Matterhorn which is situated at 3200 metres, then set out for the summit early next morning.

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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