I was lucky to be there a day like that.
it´s still one of the best pile of stones in the world!
Yes, it attracts us like magnet somehow.
I love the view of Matterhorn from that road!
The first part from here to the summit is like a walk in the park:)
some very old posters and pictures even say 4505m....
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
Earlier De Saussure had made the height 4522m. Later the Dufour map gave 4482m.
it is great job..