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The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn has a pyramidal shape with four faces nearly facing the four compass points. Three of them (north, east and west) are on the Swiss side of the border and watershed (Mattertal valley) and one of them (south) is on the Italian side of the border (Valtournenche valley). The north face overlooks the Ober Gabelhorn (7 km away) across the Zmutt Glacier and valley (above Zermatt), the east face overlooks the Gorner Glacier system between the Gornergrat and Monte Rosa (respectively 10 and 17 km away) across the Theodul Pass, the west face overlooks the upper basin of the Zmutt Glacier between the Dent Blanche and the Dent d'Hérens (respectively 7 and 4 km away) and the south face fronts the resort town of Breuil-Cervinia and overlooks a good portion of the Valtournenche. The Matterhorn does not form a perfect square pyramid, as the north and south faces are wider than the west and east faces. Moreover, the latter faces do not actually meet on the summit but are connected by a 100-metre-long horizontal west–east ridge between the north and south faces.

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Pete Hemington22-Oct-2019 06:19
A grand shot
Zoltán Balogh18-Oct-2019 20:54
Terrific image, Jose! V
Julie Oldfield15-Oct-2019 23:42
Jeff Real15-Oct-2019 12:42
I love the magnificence and the fine framing!
Regine L.13-Oct-2019 15:12
A beautiful capture of this spectacular horn.VV
janescottcumming13-Oct-2019 13:08
Just perfect. V
Neil Marcus13-Oct-2019 13:05
A classic and impressive view
Jim Coffman13-Oct-2019 12:39
Kevin Warren13-Oct-2019 12:29
Nicely shown through the branches and with the cooler toning.
Marcia Colelli13-Oct-2019 12:20
Very beautiful capture with nice use of framing this breathtaking scene. V
Graeme13-Oct-2019 10:24
Beautifully framed, Jose.V
Yvonne13-Oct-2019 09:59
Wonderful framing... and the light on the mountain valley is superb. v
Philippe Jeandy13-Oct-2019 09:49
Very nice. V.
Helen Betts13-Oct-2019 05:30
I like the natural framing for this magnificent mountain. V.
Paco López13-Oct-2019 04:57
Un bonito encuadre con unos colores preciosos! V!
Ruth Moorhead13-Oct-2019 03:56
My favorite so far of the Matterhorn images Pbase has chosen for us; I'm appreciating the framing trees, of course!
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