One of the most iconic mountains of the world and the landmark of Zermatt, in the Swiss alps. The summit is 4478 m high and was climbed the first time in 1865 by Edward Whymper and six fellow climbers. On the descent following the first ascent, four people died.

Recommended links: Alpine Ascents, Neue Z├╝richer Zeitung (NZZ; also in English, worth a visit!), summitpost, Wikipedia, wired.comzermatt.ch

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