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Zermatt in Visp, Wallis, Switzerland — Central Europe (the Alps)
 

Edward Whymper

 
 
Edward Whymper Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2013
1. Edward Whymper Marker
Inscription.  
Edward Whymper, 1840 – 1911
Am 14. Juli 1865 unternahm er zusammen mit einer Seilschaft von Gefährten und Bergführern die erfolgreiche Erstbesteigung des Matterhorns von diesem Hotel aus.

On July 14, 1865, he set forth from this hotel with his companions and guides and completed the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSports. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1839.
 
Location. 46° 1.216′ N, 7° 44.777′ E. Marker is in Zermatt, Valais (Wallis), in Visp. Marker is on Bahnhofstrasse, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bahnhofstrasse80, Zermatt, Valais 3920, Switzerland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bergfuhrerplatz (Mountain Guide Square) (a few steps from this marker); Hotel Monte Rosa (a few steps from this marker); First Ascent of the Matterhorn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parish Church of St. Maurizius, Zermatt (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Rudolf Taugwalder (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Taugwalder (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Horace Benedict de Saussure (approx. 0.8 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the the Hotel .Monte Rosa
 
Also see . . .  Edward Whymer - Wikipedia. Edward Whymper (27 April 1840 – 16 September 1911), was an English illustrator, climber and explorer best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. On the descent four members of the party were killed.
In addition to his ascent of the Matterhorn, Whymper explored the Canadian Rockies, South American and Greenland. (Submitted on August 22, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Edward Whymper Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2013
2. Edward Whymper Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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