Matterhorn, SWITZERLAND

About Postcard

The “Matterhorn” is one of the world’s most famous mountain. It rises 4478 meters high, but is not the highest mountain in Switzerland (see mountains for more details). The first men who managed to climb to the top of this mountain was a group of seven mountaineers led by Edward Whymper from Great Britain on July 14, 1865. Four of the seven men died on the way back. It is unknown who named this mountain “Matterhorn” or where the name comes from, but there are many families in this valley named “Matter”.

About Stamp

Issue Name ::: Milvus milvus
Issue Date ::: 2009-05-08

Thanks ::: Marie-Anne (mad_staline)