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Matterhorn/Cervino (4478m) from my office looking North into Switzerland from above Cervina, Italy.
The start of the southern end of the beautiful Val de Zinal, that is the upper reach of the Val d'Anniviers is just visible in the top left. Part of the South face of Ober Gabelhorn (4063m) can be seen at the top of the picture. The Hörnli Ridge leads off in the three o'clock position towards Zermatt. The Furggengrat ridge in the five o'clock position is the Swiss/Italian border reaching out to the Monta Rosa group. The eight o'clock ridge is the Arrête du Lion that continues the border as it leads towards the Dent d'Herens (4171m). Dent Blanche (4357m) is out of the picture in the ten o'clock position but Pte de Zinal (3789m) can be seen top left.
The picture was taken on the 9th September 2004 after a dry spell, compare it to the picture taken on the 23rd of August 2005 after a storm.
This picture shows the view as approaching the Matterhorn while heading East towards Mona Rosa.
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