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Matterhorn

(mä`tərhôrn), Fr. Mont Cervin, Ital. Monte Cervino, peak, c.14,700 ft (4,480 m) high, in the Pennine Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border, near Zermatt. Its distinctive pyramidal peak was formed by the enlargement of several cirques. It was first scaled in 1865 by Edward Whymper, the English mountaineer. The nearby Matterjoch (mä`təryôkh) or Théodule (tāôdül`), a pass (alt. 10,800 ft/3,292 m), links Italy with Switzerland.

Matterhorn

 

a mountain peak in the Pennine Alps, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Elevation, 4,477 m. The Matterhorn is a four-sided pyramid rising almost 1,000 m above a glacier-covered ridge.

Matterhorn

a mountain on the border between Italy and Switzerland, in the Pennine Alps. Height: 4477 m (14 688 ft.)
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