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Some say 4477, others 4478

August 2000

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ElCapitanKoolAidThis should be the photo of the month

ElCapitanKoolAid

Voted 10/10

Stunning!
Posted Oct 15, 2006 4:09 am

hanswRe: This should be the photo of the month

hansw

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Thanks,
I was lucky to be there a day like that.
/Hans
Posted Oct 15, 2006 10:03 am

Charleswhatever

Charles

Voted 10/10

it´s still one of the best pile of stones in the world!

Cheers

Charles
Posted Oct 15, 2006 6:55 am

hanswRe: whatever

hansw

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Yes, it attracts us like magnet somehow.
/Hans
Posted Oct 15, 2006 10:04 am

jckOh yes!

jck

Voted 10/10

I love the view of Matterhorn from that road!
Excellent!
Regards
jck
Posted Oct 15, 2006 7:54 am

hanswRe: Oh yes!

hansw

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Thanks,
The first part from here to the summit is like a walk in the park:)
/Hans
Posted Oct 15, 2006 10:05 am

oxygen11nice.

oxygen11

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some very old posters and pictures even say 4505m....
Posted Oct 15, 2006 8:19 am

hanswRe: nice.

hansw

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Thanks,
You are right. I looked up in Guido Rey’s ”The Matterhorn” where you can read about principal measurements from 1877:
Col du Lion 3610m
Tyndall’s stone man 4260m
Shoulder 4273m
Summit 4505m

Earlier De Saussure had made the height 4522m. Later the Dufour map gave 4482m.
/Hans
Posted Oct 15, 2006 10:05 am

tuntungreat job

tuntun

Voted 8/10

it is great job..
Posted Oct 15, 2006 3:05 pm

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hanswSubmitted by hansw
on Oct 14, 2006 1:03 pm

Image ID: 235093
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Object Title: Some say 4477, others 4478

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing