Zermatt, Klein Matterhorn - 3885m/12,780ft  - 360 degree mid-summer panorama

Having travelled throughout the Alps and Himalayas I have no hesitation in stating that the view from Klein Matterhorn is on the of the finest mountain panoramas in the World. On a clear day it is possible to see forty peaks over 4000 metres (13,000ft) elevation and 200km (130 miles) distance to the Maritime Alps close to the Mediterranean sea. As a comparison, to stand at the top you are higher than all the highest mountains in Austria and New Zealand. Scroll your screen to the right to see all of this very wide image.
Klein Matterhorn is easily reached year-round by spectacular cable cars from Zermatt. Super ski runs are open from Klein Matterhorn summer and winter. Don't forget your sun cream, sunglasses and warm clothes!
Our view begins looking south over the large summer skiing area and the gentle snowy mound of the Gobba di Rollin 3899m. Turning to the right, just beyond the summer ski area we are looking deep into Italy. Monte Viso is just visible (3841m altitude - 150km away), and to its right is the Gran Paradiso (60km away). Other featured mountains include Mont Blanc (highest mountain in Europe - 70km away on the Italian/French border - 4807m/15,815ft), the Grand Combin 4314m, Dent d'Herens 4171m, the world famous Matterhorn looms large although still 7km away (4478m/14,730ft altitude - on the Swiss/Italian border), Dent Blanche 4357m, Ober Gabelhorn 4063m, Zinal Rothorn 4221m, Weisshorn 4506m, the deep Zermatt valley at 1620m, the Dom 4546m, Taeschorn 4491m, Alphubel 4206m, Allalinhorn 4027m, Rimpfischhorn 4199m, Strahlhorn 4190m, the very close Breithorn (4164m altitude - only a mile distant), Pollux 4091m, Castor 4226m, and turning right around over the summer snows to face south again - completing our 360!

This panorama is also available in a full screen size - 555 kb. 
You can find more beautiful panoramas from other viewpoints around Zermatt here, including a winter/spring view from Klein Matterhorn.


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