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The Matterhorn (2)#

The Matterhorn (2)
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The Matterhorn is a pyramidal mountain on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 m (14,692 ft) high, making it one of the highest, most famous, and deadliest peaks in the Alps.

The steep faces, oriented to each compass point, cause regular avalanches; the snow that builds up around the base forms glaciers.

Mountains around the world with similar profiles frequently earn "Matterhorn" as a nickname because of the mountains iconic shape.