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The Matterhorn preview

The Matterhorn preview

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Page By: Nigel Lewis

Created/Edited: Mar 10, 2008 / Oct 9, 2008

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March 2008

Later this year, I will attempt the Italian Ridge of the Matterhorn. (post script: Didn't make it as the whole mountain was out of condition when we arrived. bad weather for the whole week!)So what better place for this years ski-ing trip than Breuil Cervinia, at the foot of the Italian face? It's really wet my appetite!
Pic Tyndall and Matterhorn
The view from our hotel bedroom window.

Matterhorn seen from Theodulpass
This is the view from the Theodulpass. This was the ancient crossing point between Roman Italy and Switzerland. 2,000 year old coins have been found here and there were mediaeval settlements where travellers could rest or get guides for the crossing.

Cervinia sunset
The highest point of the mountain stays in the sun the longest!

Dent D Herens
The Dent D'Herens. This is a beautiful peak that would undoubtedly attract far more attention were it not so close to the Matterhorn.

Breithorn seen from Klein Matterhorn
The Breithorn is one of the peaks we intend aclimatising on

Matterhorn (Il Cervino) skyline
This is the ridge as seen from a position South East of Cervinia. (On ski route Ventina Goillet) The skyline takes in The Dent D'Herens then down to Testa Del Leone and up the Italian Ridge. The right side of the Matterhorn is the Hornli ridge, and right of centre with the snow to it's right is the Furgg Ridge.

The Hornli Ridge
This is often seen as the 'Classic'view of the mountain. The Furgg ridge is on the left and the Hornli ridge goes up from right of centre.The picture is taken from the Hirli ski route on the Swiss side of the mountain.



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Fred Spickerbottom of page

Fred Spicker

Hasn't voted

Take a look at the bottom of the page - at least on my monitor photos overlap
Posted Mar 11, 2008 8:30 am

Nigel LewisRe: bottom of page

Nigel Lewis

Hasn't voted

Sorry Fred, they don't on mine so I'm not sure how to correct that. Any suggestions?

Posted Mar 11, 2008 10:23 am

Boriss AndeanRe: bottom of page

Boriss Andean

Voted 10/10

That happened to me once. Maybe you can delete them and post them again. Great pictures though, congratulations!
Posted Mar 11, 2008 10:55 am

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