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Zermatt and Mount Cervin (The Matterhorn)

Taken: Circa 1870
Caption: Zermatt and Mount Cervin (The Matterhorn)
Additional Description: The first ascent of the Matterhorn was made by Edward Whymper, Lord Francis Douglas, Charles Hudson, Douglas Hadow, Michel Croz, and the two Zermatt guides, Peter Taugwalder father and son on 14 July 1865. Douglas, Hudson, Hadow and Croz were killed on the descent when Hadow slipped and pulled the other three with him down the north face. Whymper and the Taugwalder guides, who survived, were later accused of having cut the rope below to ensure that they were not dragged down with the others, but the subsequent inquiry found no proof of this and they were acquitted. - Wikipedia entry on the first ascent of the Matterhorn.
Submitted: September 18, 2013.
Database Locator Identification Number: p254732
File Size: 0.329 Megabytes


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