Famous Mr. Matterhorn

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Svetlana Peric on March 24, 2010

The Matterhorn, is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 metres high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps.The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, indicate the four compass points. The mountain overlooks the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais to north-east and Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley to the south. The Theodul Pass, located at the eastern base of the peak, is the lowest passage between its north and south side.

The Matterhorn was the last great Alpine peak to be conquered and its first ascent marked the end of the Golden age of alpinism. It was made in 1865 by an expedition led by Edward Whymper and ended tragically when most of its members fell to their deaths on the descent. The north face was not climbed until 1931, and is amongst the three Great north faces of the Alps The Matterhorn is one of the deadliest peaks in the Alps: from 1865 – when it was first climbed – to 1995, 500 alpinists died on it.

pepeljuga1 on March 25, 2010

SJAJNO!!

Jose Erin on March 30, 2010

Spectacular!!! Congratulations, ceca67. Greetings from Spain.

Andrey Nazarov on April 21, 2010

Да,сильно дует...

Alberto Asensio on May 14, 2010

Esta no te deja irte una vez la admiras. Muy bella, de verdad. Te engancha la magia que contiene. Saludos.

Hans J.S.C. Jongstra on November 3, 2010

A super photo of this majestic mountain ! (Like 1 added)

Andrzej Brudziński..… on January 17, 2013

Very nice photo!

Like2!

Greetings Andrzej

Sadmir Cizmo on March 15, 2013

Odlicnaa

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 24, 2010
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    by Svetlana Peric
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D90
    • Taken on 2010/03/16 13:48:32
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 90.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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