The Matterhorn / Monte Cervino is the most photographed mountain in the world and sits on the border between Switzerland and Italy with a height of 4,478m. The mountain overlooks the town of Zermatt in Switzerland and Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley.
The Matterhorn was one of the last great Alpine peaks to be climbed and its first ascent marked the end of the golden age of alpinism. The Matterhorn is also one of the deadliest peaks in the Alps and should only be attempted by experienced mountaineers. Each summer a large number of mountaineers try to climb the Matterhorn via the northeast, the Hornli Ridge, the most popular route to the summit. Ascenting the Matterhorn from Breuil-Cervinia is for experienced climbers only! Climbers need to register with the local mountaineering officials at the tourist office before setting out.