The Matterhorn is near the border of Switzerland and Italy. It is also locally known as Cervino in Italian and Cervin in French. It is may easily be the most distinctive mountain in all the world.
The Matterhorn is part of the Pennine Alps and features two distinctive peaks. The Swiss summit is the highest peak reaching a height of 14,690 feet (4,477m). The Italian summit is the second peak reaching a height of 14,686 feet (4,476m).
One of the unique characteristics of the Matterhorn apart from its unique pyramidal shape, is the fact that the plate tectonics are moving the mountain upwards faster than typical erosion. This means the mountain is growing.
The four sided, pyramid shaped Matterhorn has four faces of the mountain that are pointed at the four compass points.
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