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In Today's Daily Jigsaw Puzzle, we observe the Matterhorn - one of the world's most iconic and recognizable mountains. It is situated in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Standing at a majestic height of 4,478 meters (14,692 feet), its pyramidal peak is a beacon for mountaineers and photographers alike. Matterhorn's four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the cardinal directions – north, south, east, and west – each in a different country.

The first ascent of Matterhorn was achieved in 1865 by a team led by Edward Whymper, marking a significant moment in mountaineering history. However, this triumph was marred by tragedy as four of the seven climbers perished during the descent. This event underscored the mountain's beauty and danger, highlighting its challenging and treacherous terrain.

Matterhorn's unique shape is the result of geological processes. It is composed mainly of gneiss, a metamorphic rock formed under high pressure and temperature. Erosion and uplift over millions of years have sculpted its distinctive appearance.

Today, the Matterhorn is recognized as a significant symbol of the Alps and attracts many tourists. The adjacent town of Zermatt functions as a central location for individuals interested in observing or climbing the mountain. This area provides opportunities for both adventure and the appreciation of natural landscapes.

...We would love to be on that train! ♥
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It's an Impressive Wonder seeing this Iconic Mountain view of the Matterhorn in the Pennine Alps. What a train ride!!. I enjoyed the adventure solving this Jigidi Puzzle a lot. U Digg. R. Choice.

Beautiful!

Wow. What a treat to go on that train. Thanks.

MartinFields

Yea 🙂🙂🤗Been awhile now but we were on that train🥰😀

With that mountain train you can sit quietly!

The Matterhorn in Switzerland has
a very infamous reputation among mountain climbers!
It's just a graveyard!

virginia1954

I would love to go up the mountain by train. A beautiful picture. I remember traveling around Disneyland as a child. They have a Matterhorn there at the theme park, this is in California, USA.

Lovely picture thank you.

bevpuzzler8

Wonderful photo. So Majestic a mountain top. Thank you. 12-04-23

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