Matterhorn mt?rhrn [key], Fr. Mont Cervin, Ital. Monte Cervino, peak, c.14,700 ft (4,480 m) high, in the Pennine Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border, near Zermatt. Its distinctive pyramidal peak was formed by the enlargement of several cirques. It was first scaled in 1865 by Edward Whymper, the English mountaineer. The nearby Matterjochmt?rykh [key] or Thodulet?dl [key], a pass (alt. 10,800 ft/3,292 m), links Italy with Switzerland.

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