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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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Olga Zolotova, 28, from Russia, who works in business development, and Lebanese-Canadian Mohammad Khalaf, 31, an export manager, will take on all 4,808 metres of Mont Blanc -- the highest peak in western Europe -- which is located in the Alps on the border between France and Italy, before moving on to the Matterhorn (4,478-metres) in Switzerland, which is considered one of the hardest mountains to climb in Europe.
But seeing Matterhorn up close, standing on a wooden bridge and gazing at the majestic peak in front of me, I realized that no Toblerone box can ever prepare you for the real thing.
On the way to the top, you can see stunning landscapes of the Matterhorn and its surroundings.
ggy If you're not familiar with this part of the Alps, you'd almost certainly still recognise the Matterhorn as the craggy triangular peak on Toblerones, and it's of a number of things that make Zermatt special.
Matterhorn has gone up almost two stones in the ratings for his trouble, having proved unbeatable twice each at Lingfield and Chelmsford and once at Southwell.
The Mark Johnston-trained Matterhorn is another horse who looks destined for a three-figure official rating and enhanced his burgeoning profile with an authoritative effort in the hands of Franny Norton.
Caitlin hopes to reach the summit of the Matterhorn on or about August 19 after conquering the other challenging peaks.
"I walked up in the dark to the observation area in deep fresh snow and spent an endless two hours waiting in the cold before the sun kissed the peak of the Matterhorn and the sky turned pink!
Aside from the Matterhorn's unparalleled beauty, part of the peak's appeal is its accessibilityait's an overnight jaunt that starts and ends in Zermatt," writes Kelley McMillan.
"After a year we became good mates and I assisted in trying to provide him with opportunities in adventure further afield in Switzerland where we climbed the Eiger and more recently attempted the Matterhorn."
A spokesperson for ShelvingDirect said, "Fresh from their success on Mont Blanc, the rest of the team then relocated to Switzerland and successfully reached the summit of The Matterhorn some days later, bringing an epic and eventful trip for everyone to a close.