© Dimitrije Ostojic

Matterhorn is one of the highest and for climbing technically most difficult Alpine peaks. It’s located between Switzerland and Italy and has hight of 4478 meters. Because of its incredible pyramid-like shape it has become the symbol of Alps and Switzerland and you can see it’s shape on the wrappers of many Swiss chocolates and other products… Thousands of people every year come to climb it or just to admire it. In few words Matterhorn is beautiful and scary at the same time!

I wrote more about Matterhorn in one of the previous posts.

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Matterhorn © Dimitrije Ostojic 2010

In the last hundred years more than five hundred climbers lost their lives at Matterhorn.

The view on the Matterhorn south face

The top of the Matterhorn in clouds and afternoon storms are often scene.

In the top right corner you can see the climbers going to the summit.

Hornli Ridge is most common route for the ascent. Matterhorn is the most beautiful when seen from the Swiss side.

On the Hornli ridge…

This is me, spellbound by the first sun rays coming above the Mount Rose, the shot was made by Voja – my climbing mate.

Photo: © Dimitrije Ostojic

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2 thoughts on “Matterhorn

  1. Predivno!
    Ja sam stigao samo do onog jezera na sedmoj slici i smrzo se ko nikad u zivotu (zato sto je u dolini iz koje sam krenuo bilo 30ºC a na jezeru oko 2ºC). A smrzne se covek i od pogleda na severnu stranu koja tako zastrasujuce natkriljuje sve ispod sebe. Ali je osecaj stvarno predivan. Pravi pravcati alpi.

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