The Klien Matterhorn

Today, somehow I convinced Deb that it would be warmer if we left the Zermatt Valley floor and went up the mountain to look around and see if we could see Italy!

After so many day of clouds and rain, we were presented with a perfect sunny day with little or no wind.  What a trip it was…

The Klein Matterhorn (sometimes translated as Little Matterhorn) is a peak of the Pennine Alps, overlooking Zermatt in the Swiss canton of Valais. At 3,883 metres (12,740 ft) above sea level, it is the highest place in Europe that can be reached byaerial tramway, as well as by any other means of transport. The Klein Matterhorn is part of the Breithorn massif and overlooks on its south side the almost equally high flat glacier named Breithorn Plateau, just north of the international border with Italy. The name “Klein Matterhorn” is a reference to its much larger neighbour, the Matterhorn, which lies 7 km away across the Theodul Pass.

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