Matterhorn

Matterhorn

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Located on the Swiss-Italian border, the Matterhorn stands tall amid the neighboring highlands, a jagged shard that pierces the horizon, peaking at a height of 4,478 meters (14,692 feet). It is considered to be the one of the world's most dangerous climbs, one that has stymied even the most sure footed hikers. Only highly skilled mountaineers with years of experience are likely to successfully summit the Matterhorn, with challenges like unpredictable weather, dizzying heights and tricky traverses to be expected along the way. So steep is the rock face of the Matterhorn that only patches of snow and ice are able to cling to its slopes, with avalanches being a common phenomenon. Unmistakable as any other, the Matterhorn's prominent, pyramidal peak lends it a distinctive beauty and mythical charm that draws avid mountaineers and photographers in equal measure, so much so that it is rumored to be the world's most-photographed mountain. There is simply no escaping the enthralling majesty of the Matterhorn mountain.

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