What Is The Matterhorn?
The Matterhorn goes by a lot of different names. It is called the Matterhorn in German, Mont Cervin in French, and Monte Cervino in Italian. It is a famous mountain in the Alps on the border line between Italy and Switzerland. It has a summit of about 14,700 feet, and it is one of the tallest peaks in the Alps. It has four steep faces, and they rise above the glaciers that surround them, and each of the peaks faces a different compass point. The mountain has a great view of Zermatt in the Vlaais Canton and Breuil-Cervinia in the Valley of Aosta. Theodul Pass is situated at the eastern peak’s base, and it is the lowest passage between the south and north side.
The Matterhorn was one of the final Alpine peaks to be ascended and its initial ascent was at the time of the golden age of alpine climbing. It was first made in 1865, and it ended terribly when four of the crewmembers fell down to their deaths when they were going back down the mountain. The north face of the mountain was not climbed until the early 1930s, and it is one of the six most famous north faces in the region. It is guessed that more than 500 alpine climbers have fallen to their deaths on the Matterhorn since it was first climbed in 1865, and it is certainly one of the deadliest peaks in all of the Alps.
The Matterhorn has become an important emblem of the Alps, and of the Swiss Alps. Since the late 1800s, when railways were first developed, it brought in more and more climbers and visitors. Each summer there are a lot of mountaineers that attempt to climb the mountain over the Hornli ride to the northeast, and that is definitely the most popular way to get to the summit.
The Alps have attracted increasing numbers of people since the 1700s, and they have been a subject of fascination and exploration to countless explorers and climbers. The Matterhorn was almost unknown until 1865, but the first ascent caused a major rush to the mountains by climbers who wanted to follow in the footsteps of the first climber and his crew.
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