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Matterhorn Mountain

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Matterhorn, Switzerland & Italy

Matterhorn Mountain – one of the most beautiful mountains in the world

Matterhorn Mountain is easily considered by a lot of people as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. It is certainly the most photographed and well-known summits in the world. There are a large number of people who attempt the Matterhorn Mountain every year as well as a large number that remain unsuccessful as well. Zermatt is the village, which is located at the foot of the mountain and the region nearby the mountain consists of beautiful and pristine landscapes.

The Matterhorn’s history stretches back to 1865 and accomplishments in regards to climbing continue to this day. However, given the number of unsuccessful attempts and the steeple-like structure of the mountain, it is necessary for the climbers to be in an excellent physical shape to not only be able to enjoy the climb but to also be an efficient part of their teams. Moreover, it is advised to take a training course for at least a couple days before the climb so one’s particular needs are met. The good news is that the combination of the being able to view the beauty, challenging oneself during the day and living luxuriously in the night would make climbing the Matterhorn extremely pleasant.

Private climbs are organized for individuals, families and other groups. Efforts should be made to book these climbs as early as possible so they meet the desires of the group.

Matterhorn Mountain Map

Facts about Matterhorn Mountain

  • The first woman to ascent was Lucy Walker in the year 1871.
  • The first ascent ever was on July 14, 1865. And four of the seven men died during the climb.
  • The Matterhorn is the tenth highest mountain in Switzerland and it has four faces that face the four compass points.
  • There was once a publicity stunt involving a cow being flown up to the summit of the mountain.

Where is Matterhorn Mountain?

The Matterhorn is located in the Pennine Alps, which is on the border between Switzerland and Italy. The town of Zermatt is located at its foot.

Best time to visit Matterhorn Mountain

Late July, August and September are the best times for the climb and efforts should be made to bring along the proper clothing just to be prepared for every type of weather.

More on Matterhorn Mountain

Nearby Attractions: Sunnegga Paradise, Hinterdorf, Grünsee, Gornergrat (for viewing the Matterhorn)

Published On: Saturday, February 8th, 2014