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Library Zermatt

Zermatt

The library in the centre of Zermatt is located in a beautiful old building constructed in 1730. Guests and locals are warmly welcome. They find exciting and entertaining literature and DVDs about Zermatt along with popular fiction and children’s books.

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Grenzgipfel

Zermatt

Grenzgipfel means “Border summit”: this peak marks the highest point on the border between Switzerland and Italy. The mountain is part of the Monte Rosa massif.

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Hohbärghorn

Zermatt

This peak belongs to the famous Nadelgrat pinnacle chain, north-west of Switzerland’s highest mountains.

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Lenzspitze

Zermatt

The Lenzspitze is a perfect pyramid with sharp edges and steep faces.

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Ludwigshöhe

Zermatt

The Ludwigshöhe stands on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It is one of numerous peaks in the Monte Rosa massif, and the most southerly 4,000-metre summit in Switzerland.

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Nadelhorn

Zermatt

The Nadelhorn has an unusual feature: a hole through the rock, just a few metres below the summit. However, it is visible only to mountaineers climbing the neighbouring Dom.

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Stecknadelhorn

Zermatt

The Stecknadelhorn is a small elevation on the Nadelgrat ridge, but because of its altitude of 4,241 m it is considered a 4,000-metre peak in its own right. An ascent can be incorporated in a crossing of the Nadelgrat ridge, depending on climbers’ physical condition.

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Castor

Zermatt

Castor and Pollux, the twin 4,000-metre summits, lie in the chain of peaks linking the Breithorn and the Monte Rosa massif. Castor’s summit is on Italian territory.

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Pollux

Zermatt

The ascent of Pollux involves a glacier traverse using crampons as well as a rock climb.

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Alphubel

Zermatt

The Alphubel is one of the easier 4,000-metre peaks to climb. However, it requires good levels of fitness and stamina.

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Liskamm

Zermatt

The Liskamm is almost 50 m higher than the Matterhorn and has a very long ridge. The mountain is nicknamed the “Man-eater” because in former days many climbers fell to their deaths from the snow cornices along the ridge. Locals attributed the numerous accidents to the forces of darkness.

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Breithorn

Zermatt

The Breithorn, near Zermatt, is a heavily glaciated mountain crest with several peaks. Many budding mountaineers choose this for their first 4,000-metre summit.

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Zumsteinspitze

Zermatt

The Zumsteinspitze was the first summit of the Monte Rosa massif to be climbed. Its name comes from the topographer Joseph Zumstein, who explored the peak with other scientists.

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Zinalrothorn

Zermatt

The summit of the Zinalrothorn appears to lean to one side and so is unmistakable. The ascent via the Rothorngrat ridge is regarded as one of the finest rock climbs in the Zermatt region.

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Weisshorn

Zermatt

The Weisshorn is the secret star among the 4,000-metre peaks around Zermatt. It boasts a pleasing, symmetrical triangular shape; for mountaineers, it offers a thrilling challenge.

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