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Matterhorn - Facts and Visitor Information
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At 14691 feet (4478m) high, Matterhorn is one of the most popular and familiar mountains in the Alps. It is located on the Switzerland/Italian border, between the towns of Zermatt and Breuil-Cervinia, respectively. The mountain is shaped like a pyramid, and it has four faces. Because of its steepness and regular avalanches, the Matterhorn was the last major mountain to be climbed in the Alps, however it was successfully summitted in 1865.

There are many ways to climb it, but the usual and easiest route is considered to be the H���¶rnli ridge on the northeast, from the Swiss side.
Name Canton(s) Elevation Latitude Longitude
Monte Rosa ("Dufourspitze") Valais & Italy 4634 m N 45�° 55' 94" E 7�° 51' 59"
Dom (Mischabel) Valais 4545 m N 46�° 05' 22" E 7�° 51' 20"
Weisshorn Valais 4506 m N 46�° 05' 68" E 7�° 42' 67"
Matterhorn Valais & Italy 4478 m N 45�° 58' 29" E 7�° 39' 23"
Dent-Blanche Valais 4357 m N 46�° 02' 78" E 7�° 36' 38"
Grand-Combin Valais 4314 m N 45�° 56' 14" E 7�° 17' 40"
Finsteraarhorn Bern & Valais 4274 m N 46�° 32' 35" E 8�° 07' 37"
Breithorn (Zermatt) Valais & Italy 4165 m N 45�° 56' 07" E 7�° 44' 71"
Jungfrau Bern & Valais 4158 m N 46�° 32' 13" E 7�° 57' 66"
M�¶nch Bern & Valais 4099 m N 46�° 33' 26" E 7�° 59' 47"
Schreckhorn Bern 4078 m N 46�° 35' 06" E 8�° 06' 54"
Piz Bernina Graub�¼nden 4049 m N 46�° 22' 82" E 9�° 54' 28"
Eiger Bern 3970 m N 46�° 34' 71" E 7�° 59' 88"
T�¶di Glarus & Graub�¼nden 3614 m N 46�° 48' 80" E 8�° 54' 83"
Piz Corvatsch Graub�¼nden 3451 m N 46�° 24' 57" E 9�° 48' 43"
Titlis Bern & Obwalden 3239 m N 46�° 46' 41" E 8�° 26' 40"
Gornergrat Valais 3131 m N 45�° 58' 87" E 7�° 46' 58"
Chasseral Bern 1607 m N 47�° 08' 17" E 7�° 03' 52"
L�¤gern Aargau & Z�¼rich 866 m N 47�° 28' 99" E 8�° 23' 55"

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