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Matterhorn: the perfect mountain

If we were asked to sketch a mountain, many of us would draw a perfect pyramid with a large base that is solidly planted on the ground with a slender peak rising toward the sky. Matterhorn is exactly that. With a very pronounced pyramidal form, it stands isolated from the rest of the mountain chain, majestically dominating the towns of Breuil-Cervinia, in Italy (where it is named Cervino)

Matterhorn (4,478 m) was first climbed from the Swiss side on 14 July 1865 by Edward Whymper and other roped climbers, it was again climbed, a few days later from the Italian side, by an all Italian climbing team, led by Jean-Antoine Carrel. It forms one of the most colossal complexes in Europe and it couldn't have been any other way.

To be able to climb the Matterhorn it is better to rely on the skilled hands of the Guide del Cervino so that you can better enjoy this exciting experience.


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