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The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn and Switzerland are inseparably linked to each other. The pyramid shaped colossus of a mountain, which is very difficult to climb, is said to be the most-photographed mountain in the world. The Klein-Matterhorn ("Little Matterhorn"), which can be reached via a funicular, lies adjacent to the Matterhorn.The first ascent of the Matterhorn in the year 1865, which cost the lives of four out of seven alpinists, changed the region (which had been isolated until then) forever. The Matterhorn became world-famous, and ambitious mountaineers aspired to climb it.
Even today the ascent of the Matterhorn is very challenging and can only be achieved by expert mountaineers with excellent equipment and a competent guide. At the foot of the most popular route stands the Hörnli Hut at 3,260m, home to the Matterhorn Base Camp (reopened in 2015 after a full renovation) and the Matterhorn mountain inn.

Canon EOS 70D
1/320s f/11.0 at 26.0mm iso100 full exif

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Phil Orgeron10-Sep-2018 15:36
A wonderful image! And I thank you for your narrative. I always enjoy knowing more about a scene. v
Anna & Christian RECK05-Aug-2016 20:52
All the impressive beauty of this famous mountain in this marvelous picture!! BV. Anna
Milan Vogrin03-Aug-2016 19:08
Great view!V!
Jean D31-Jul-2016 16:56
Excellent capture of this outstanding scene, Jose. ~V
coaster25-Jul-2016 20:16
A wonderful view and photo of the Matterhorn.
Buz Kiefer23-Jul-2016 16:40
Fantastic framed composition of this mountain horn icon. Lovely image, my friend. Vote.
Bobby M21-Jul-2016 17:18
Undeniably one of the most spectacular mountains.Nice framing for this shot.V
Sam Rua17-Jul-2016 04:45
Another super comp and capture of the Matterhorn.
MarcViskens16-Jul-2016 18:27
very pretty landscape
nice shot José
Julie Oldfield15-Jul-2016 23:56
Spectacular!! V
janescottcumming15-Jul-2016 13:56
So pretty. V
Dennis Hoyne14-Jul-2016 03:33
Beautiful work, Jose! A calendar shot. V.
Ton T.13-Jul-2016 18:55
Nice view and great framing!! V++
Neil Marcus13-Jul-2016 17:44
A fine view of it, Jose.
Frank Tran13-Jul-2016 17:44
Beautifully composed and captured. V+
Jim Coffman13-Jul-2016 17:39
Perfectly framed and captured!!
Nestor Derkach13-Jul-2016 17:32
Landscape perfection , love the snow capped peak.
Nice exposure and lovely in composition and detail.
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