2) that caught the attention of the writer Edmondo De Amicis, who saw it in the Hotel du Mont Cervin
that same summer.
During the 1860s, the Mont Cervin
and Monte Rosa tripled the number of beds, and by the Edwardian years an English newspaper warned that Zermatt was in danger of becoming 'an alpine village that has almost lost its identity among a colony of hotels'.
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After conquering France's 4,810ft Mont Blanc and Switzerland's 4,000ft Mont Cervin
Alain moved on to buildings, making legal (and sometimes illegal) climbs across the world.
The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof and Mont Cervin
are excellent choices.
The lack of early pace is a worry and hopefully Mont Cervin
can get across from stall 11 as I really wouldn't want to see Pat Cosgrave in front too soon on a horse who is best produced entering the final two furlongs.