Matterhorn Switzerland – Dj anverso.

The Matterhorn is a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy. It is a large, near-symmetric pyramidal peak in the extended Monte Rosa area of the Pennine Alps, whose summit is 4,478 metres high, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe. Wikipedia

Elevation: 4,478 m

First ascent: July 14, 1865

Prominence: 1,040 m

Location: Aosta Valley, Italy; Valais, Switzerland

English translation: (German) “Peak of the Meadows”; (Arpitan) “Great Mountain”

First ascenders: Edward Whymper, Peter Taugwalder, Michel Croz, Lord Francis Douglas, more

Mountain range: Alps, Pennine Alps

On the official International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation list of Alpine four-thousanders, which also includes subsidiary summits of higher mountains such as the nearby Monte Rosa, the Matterhorn is the 12th highest summit in the Alps.

6 responses to “Matterhorn Switzerland – Dj anverso.”

  1. Matterhorn, the most nobile cliff in Europe (John Ruskin).

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      I’m on my way. I’ll post some pictures. Cheers!

      1. I have a house in Valtournenche, Italy, in the Matterhorn valley, since I was 5 years old. I am a mountaineering enthusiast and I know that mountain very well: I think it is the most beautiful peak in the world πŸ™‚

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        My parents sumitted the mastiff in the spring of 1961, and I was born in November of the same year. Could explain things. Cheers, beyond music, we have another passion in common. Thank you for sharing.

      3. It is precisely in 1961 that I was 5 years old (born in January). Cheers, dear friend πŸ™‚

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        I did Mont Blanc. Wonderful experience walking along the ridge. Started at Aiguille du Midi and made it to Mont Blanc du Tacul. A team member was having breathing problems, so we went back down. Sill, I’m proud.