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Matterhorn (mä´tərhôrn), Fr. Mont Cervin, Ital. Monte Cervino, peak, c.14,700 ft (4,480 m) high, in the Pennine Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border, near Zermatt. Its distinctive pyramidal peak was formed by the enlargement of several cirques. It was first scaled in 1865 by Edward Whymper, the English mountaineer. The nearby Matterjoch (mä´təryôkh) or Théodule (tāôdül´), a pass (alt. 10,800 ft/3,292 m), links Italy with Switzerland.

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Matterhorn

Matterhorn (Monte Cervino) Mountain peak in Switzerland, in the Pennine Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border. It has a distinctive pyramidal peak formed from several cirques and was first climbed by English mountaineer Edward Whymper in 1865. Height: 4478m (14,691ft).

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Matterhorn a mountain in the Alps, on the border between Switzerland and Italy, first climbed in 1865 by the English mountaineer Edward Whymper. It may be taken as the type of a difficult and dangerous ascent.

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