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Zermatt in Visp (district), Valais, Switzerland
 

Horace Benedict de Saussure

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2013
1. Horace Benedict de Saussure Marker
Inscription.
Im Jahre 1792 bestieg
Horace Benedict de Saussure
Schweizerischer Naturforscher von Genf
(1740 – 1799)
Das Klein-Matterhorn (3883 m. u. M.)
Mit Führer Coutetaus Chamonix.

Mit dieser Erstbesteigung begann in Zermatt
das Zeitalter Des Alpinismus
Sie machte unser Dorf zur Metropolis Alpina
und zum Kurort von Weltruf

Anlässlich des 200 Jahrestages und
der Einsegnung des Parkes bei der Kapelle Winkelmatten
gedenken Wir mit grosser Wertschätzung
die ser Pionierleistung

Am Bergfuhrerfest 1992

German-English translation:
In 1792 ascended
Horace Benedict de Saussure
Swiss naturalist of Geneva
(1740 - 1799)
The Klein Matterhorn (elevation 3883 meters)
With guide Coutetaus Chamonix.

With this ascent began in Zermatt
the era of alpinism
It made our village an alpine metropolis
and world-reknown spa

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary and
the consecration of the park at the Winkelmatten Chapel
We remember with great appreciation
this pioneering effort


At the 1992 mountain guide festival

 
Erected 1992 by Community of Zermatt.
 
Location.
Horace Benedict de Saussure Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 10, 2013
2. Horace Benedict de Saussure Marker
46° 0.785′ N, 7° 44.713′ E. Marker is in Zermatt, Valais, in Visp (district). Marker is on Staldenstrasse just from Winkelmattenweg, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Staldenstrasse 120, Zermatt, Valais 3920, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter Taugwalder (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Parish Church of St. Maurizius, Zermatt (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Rudolf Taugwalder (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); First Ascent of the Matterhorn (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Hotel Monte Rosa (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Edward Whymper (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Bergfuhrerplatz (Mountain Guide Square) (approx. 0.8 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Horace Bénédict de Saussure - Encyclopedia Britannica. Horace Bénédict de Saussure, (born Feb. 17, 1740, Geneva, Switz.—died Jan. 22, 1799, Geneva), Swiss physicist, geologist, and early Alpine explorer who developed an improved hygrometer to measure atmospheric humidity. (Submitted on August 22, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Horace Benedict de Saussure Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 10, 2013
3. Horace Benedict de Saussure Marker
Chapel Winkelmatten in the background.
Winkelmatten Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 10, 2013
4. Winkelmatten Chapel
 
 
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