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The Matterhorn from the village of Zermatt.

The Matterhorn is not so much a fad, but an obsession. The Horn was first conquered 140 years ago on 14th July 1865. Four of the seven young men - lead by Englishman Edward Whymper - attempting the ascent lost their lives. Even today rumours surrounding this dramatic event, which made the small village of Zermatt world-famous overnight, are rife. Was it an accident or was it murder? The original rope from that first expedition that tore during the descent is on display today in Zermatt's Matterhorn Museum.

Source: www.zermatt.ch/e/matterhorn/

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