Matterhorn is the iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps although it is not the tallest peak in the region. Matterhorn Mount is 4478 meters high and it the major tourist destination in the Apennine Alps. The mountain was conquered by climbers for the first time in July 14th 1865. This mountain is one of the largest and highest places for skiing and hiking in Europe. Annually, millions of skiers and tourists come here to conquer the place.
It is not the highest peak in the Alps, nor the the most difficult one, but the stone pyramid dominate those of its neighboring area with its 4478 meters, being relatively isolated from the other nearby high peaks.