Matterhorn Tiger of the Alps
WEBSITE: http://www.teachertube.com Matterhorn is in the Pennine Alps or part of the western Alps. The Alps are in Siberia and have some of the most famous mountains. The Matterhorns pyramidal shape makes it one of the worlds most recognized Alpine peaks. The first climb in 1865 by Edward Whymper and his party ended in a famous tragedy on the descent is one of the historic landmarks of alpine climbing. The summit of the Matterhorn 12739 feet is a fairly level ridge which is the highest of four distinct ridges and faces. The classic ridges are easier to climb when theyre clear of snow so they tend to be climbed from mid summer and into part of autumn. The climbing routes on the face of a mountain need plenty of snow and ice and are usually only attempted in winter and early spring when conditions are good.