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MATTERHORN

Beautiful Mountain

Beautiful.

Beautiful.

DSCN3236.JPGDSCN3233.JPGDSCN3232.JPGDSCN3218.JPGDSCN3188.JPGDSCN3162.JPGDSCN3153.JPGDSCN3157.JPGCog rail for mountain railway.

Cog rail for mountain railway.

DSCN3179.JPGClimbing rope from ill fated first climb,in Zermatt Museum.

Climbing rope from ill fated first climb,in Zermatt Museum.

SUNRISE ON MATTERHORN

SUNRISE ON MATTERHORN

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DSCN3263.JPGDSCN3243.JPGSummit of Gurnergrat Railway, looking towards the Matterhorn.

Summit of Gurnergrat Railway, looking towards the Matterhorn.

SUNRISE ON MATTERHORN.

SUNRISE ON MATTERHORN.

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German --Matterhorn,---In Italian Cervino. In French Mont Cervin----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Matterhorn is a beautiful mountain in the Alps Europe, straddling the border of Switzerland and Italy.-- Elevation is 4478m ( 14,692 ft ). The first ascent was in 1865 by a team led by Edward Whymper. The Matterhorn has a Pyramidal shape with four faces ,North, South,East and West.----At sunrise tourists wait at a bridge over the river in Zermatt, as the sun beams move over the mountain peak.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you are not a climber , the easiest way to get close to the Matterhorn , is the mountain train to Gurnergrat,if you have a Swiss Rail Pass , a reduction is available. ------ A lovely day.

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