Mount Matterhorn located on the border between Italy and Switzerland, are roads from both countries. With the Swiss side highway padded along the Rhone, flowing to lake Geneva, and the Italian side until the mountain is easily accessible from Turin and Aosta. The mountain lifts and cable cars allow you to reach the slopes.
The Matterhorn (known in France as Mont Servan) – not the tallest, but certainly the most impressive mountain in the Alps.
Composed of hard crystalline rocks of the Matterhorn mountain with a height of about 4480 m. – a classic Carling, shaped by glacial activity during the ice ages of the last 2 million years. To its top converge four triangular faces, so difficult to climb that the most experienced climbers could not conquer them until 1865, and the southern line remained unconquered until 1931. The characteristic form of the mountain – the result of the fact that the judgments formed by glaciers, converge more and more closely until there remained only a sharp peak, known as Carling. Everest in the Himalayas were formed in a similar fashion.
Choose the Alps formed when the African tectonic plate moved northward and collided with southern Europe. This process Continue reading