In the border of Switzerland and Italy, there is a beautiful mountain in the Alps; The Matterhorn. The presence of various climbing paths around the Matterhorn has made it one of the most popular destinations in Europe for skiing and hiking. Matterhorn is the symbol of the Alpine Mountains and one of the most famous symbols of Switzerland.
With an altitude of 4478 meters, the Matterhorn is considered as the tallest and most beautiful alpine mountains. This mountain has “killed” many people throughout history. The number of climbers who plan to climb, but were killed, reach 500 from 1865 to 1995 due to its difficult and sophisticated climbing path.
This mountain symbolizes Switzerland and all the Alps on many postcards sent from Switzerland. In the northern side, there is the city of Zermatt. In Zermatt, the Matterhorn Museum describes the history of climbing and what has happened throughout history in this mountain.
Many tourists and mountain climbers travel to Matterhorn every year. The Matterhorn is one of the best tourist destinations in Europe for skiing. The length of the tracks you can enjoy reach 360 kilometers and gives you plenty options to see and enjoy the beautiful landscape. If you climb to the mountain peak, you will a see the super-beautiful scenery from there. You feel the entire mountain is under your feet and you might feel like the king of the mountain.
Mount Matterhorn was the last mountain that was conquered. The first ascent was started from the city of Zermatt in 1865. The group was led by Edward Whimper. This climb was tragic since all mountaineers of the group were killed and the mountains became their tomb. After this incident, many films were made about this historic climb.
For years, it was thought that the mountain of Matterhorn cannot be conquered. The elders tell the younger ones about the climbers that failed to reach the mountain peak. They spoke of a large and hairy creature sitting on the top of the mountain between the rocks and waiting for people to take them away. The locals looked at Matterhorn with a fearful look, but they loved their mountain and enjoyed its beauty. At night, they sat watching the mountain and telling stories to each other.
So, if you like adventures such as the ones that happen in the high altitude, then you will love the Matterhorn. In this case, Matterhorn is a fantastic destination for your next trip either for skiing in winter or for climbing in the summer.
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