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Weisshorn – One of the many 4000 meter peaks in the Mattertal

The Weisshorn is a very recognizable peak and one of the secret stars around the mountaineering village of Zermatt. It is bordered by the Mattertal and the Turtmanntal in the north and Val d’Anniviers on the west. About the Weisshorn With neighboring peaks such as the Zinalrothorn, Dent Blanche and many other 4000-meter peaks around, the Weisshorn is in good company. Its symmetrical triangular shape offers a thrilling challenge for mountaineers. The views offered from its summit of peaks like Matterhorn, Dom and Monte Rosa come as a well-earned bonus. The Weisshorn is surrounded by three valleys: Mattertal, Turtmanntal and Val d’Anniviers. It has an altitude of 4505 meters and was first ascended on August 19th, 1861 by John Tyndall,...

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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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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...

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Mont Blanc- the highest point in the Alps

There are so many superlatives to use when describing the Mont Blanc. The snow-covered dome of the Mont Blanc has always intrigued adventurers and its first ascent was followed shortly thereafter by the birth of the mountaineering sport. As a result, the villages of Chamonix and Courmayeur received a tourism boom still profit from itto this day. About the Mont Blanc Reaching 4810 meters of altitude, the Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and in Western Europe. Yes, we do say Western Europe since Mount Elbrus in the Kaukasus region in Russia is considered the highest peak in Europe—a fact questioned by the people of Chamonix as they consider the Elbrus to be in Asia. The Mont...

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