The Matterhorn, also known as Monte Cervino (Italian) and Mont Cervin (French) is perhaps the iconic mountain of the Pennine Alps.
This pyramid of dark rock rises from the Valle d’Aosta in Italy and the canton of Valais in Switzerland with the international border running along the summit ridge.
WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ARTICLES AND RESOURCES ABOUT THE MATTERHORN:
Includes details on early attempts on the mountain, including Edward Whymper’s first ascent. We also provide information on climbing this alpine classic and hiking on and around the mountain, in Italy and Switzerland.
For many years this mountain fascinated the early alpine climbers and its ascent in 1865 was arguably the last great ascent of the golden age of mountaineering. We provide a list of classic works as well as guidebooks.
Read details of the European mountain range that gave birth to the sport of mountaineering, a paradise of walking and hiking and now a centre for winter sports. Includes links to profiles of a number of Alpine mountains such as Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and the Eiger.
Check out a list of some of our favourite long distance walks in the Europe, including the Tour de Mont Blanc.
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