Matterhorn, Schweiz

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The famous mountain of Matterhorn that, among many things, has inspired the shape of the chocolate Toblerone.
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Information about Matterhorn

The Matterhorn (Italian: Monte Cervino, French: Mont Cervin or Le Cervin) is perhaps the most familiar mountain in the European Alps. On the border between Switzerland and Italy, it towers over the Swiss town of Zermatt and the Italian town Breuil-Cervinia in the Val Tournanche. The mountain derives its name from the German word 'matt' (meaning valley or meadow) and the characteristic horn shape of its peak.[1]

The Matterhorn has four faces, facing the four compass points, with the north and south faces meeting to form a short east-west summit ridge. The faces are steep, and only small patches of snow and ice cling to them; regular avalanches send the snow down to accumulate on the glaciers at the base of each face. The Hörnli ridge of the northeast (in the center of the view from Zermatt) is the usual climbing route.

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