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Grand Cornier

Facts About Grand Cornier. Grand Cornier is a mountain located at Valais in Switzerland. This is found at the edge of 3 valleys. These are Zinal, Moiry and Herence. Standing at 3962m above sea level. This is a mountain often climbed alongside Dent Blanche. Some hikers climb this mountain from the northeast side based on what they have seen from other peaks reached like Weisshorn. How to get to the peak of Grand Cornier? If you have been reading the previous articles posted here at Marvel Mountain, you'd recognize the common starting point by car. It's in Zermatt. You enter Route de Ferpecle via A9. Then turn to Breitmatten, Talstrasse and Kantonstrasse along Route 9. Then drive towards La Villette...

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Eiger

The Eiger, the Ogre of the Alps The Eiger, a sharp, knife-like peak of the Bernese Alps is guaranteed to take your breath away, whether you’re an experienced mountaineer ready to commit to the challenge of climbing it or a simple tourist who wants to take the unique railway route in the very rocky heart of the mountain and marvel at the alpine landscape through one of the “windows” carved into its face. Some Facts The Eiger is part of the so-called Jungfrau trilogy but it is not the tallest peak in the group. It rises up to 3970 m, behind Jungfrau(4158 m) and Monch (4107 m). The Eiger is part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch protected area, a UNESCO world heritage...

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Wildspitze, the Giant in Tirol

Der Wildspitze, a true bucket-list giant. The Wildspitze is the second highest mountain in Austria and the highest in Tirol. With more than 100 different ski villages, the Wildspitze is a well-known setting for many wintersport enthusiastics looking for a memorable winter holiday. In summertime, the historical towns, rich culture and traditional Tyrolean customs, make this spot on earth a great location to stay after a long day out and about. About Located in Ötztal in Austria The Wildspitze is located in the Ötztal Alps in Tyrol between the Ötztal and the Pitztal. It is the second highest peak in Austria with an altitude of 3772 meters. Only the Grossglockner reaches higher. The mountain was first ascended by L. Klotz,...

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The Seven Easiest 4000m peaks in the Alps

Seven easiest 4000m peaks in the Alps Are you looking for a climbing challenge, but lack the experience to tackle the Everest? No worries, there are several mountain peaks in the Alps that will look great on your climbing resume and are a good climb for novices. Breithorn, 4164m Gran Paradiso, 4061m Mont Blanc, 4810m Monte Rosa, 4634m Weissmiess, 4017m Lagginhorn, 4010m Allalinhorn, 4027m However, bear in mind that to climb the relatively easy 4000m peaks in the Alps you are best of with a local guide. It is necessary to have basic mountaineering knowledge in terms of glacier safety, rope work, using crampons and ice axe. Also know how to deal with the changing weather and snow conditions. Climbing...

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3 Ways to climb the Breithorn, the easiest of all four thousanders.

The Breithorn Breithorn, near Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland The Breithorn is a beautifully curved, 4,164 meter (13,661 ft) high mountain peak with its summit lying on the border of Switzerland and Italy. Zermatt, in the Swiss Canton of Valais, would make the best starting point for your trip. It is considered the easiest of all 4,000 meter peaks in the Alps. This is due to the cable car leading to the Klein Matterhorn (3,883 m). From that point, a mere 300-meter or 3-hour bid divides you from its summit. Still, the terrain is glaciated, making basic alpine knowledge necessary. However, it is not only the facility of climbing this mountain that attracts so many climbers. The Breithorn is located between the...

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