Monte Cervino / Matterhorn
seen from the road near Valtournenche (It), Valle d'Aosta 21 juni 2009.
De berg is 4478 m hoog, gelegen in de Walliser Alpen, op de grens van Zwitserland (Wallis) en Italië (Valle d'Aosta).
De berg is een veel beklommen vierduizender in Europa. Bij deze beklimmingen zijn meer dan 400 mensen omgekomen.
With its 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high summit, lying on the border between Switzerland and Italy, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps and its 1,200 metres (3,937 ft) north face is one of the Great north faces of the Alps. It is one of the deadliest peaks in the Alps: from 1865 – when it was first climbed – to 1995, 500 alpinists have died on it. The mountain overlooks the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais to north-east and Cervinia in the Aosta Valley to the south.