The Matterhorn also known as ‘Cervino’ to the Italians and ‘Mont Cervin’ to the French straddles the borders of Switzerland and Italy and due to its almost symmetrical pyramidal peak is one of the world’s most recognized mountains. Sometimes referred to as ‘The Mountain of Mountains’ it attracts many thousands of would be conqueror’s each year who are eager to master its challenging assent, often made from the Hornli Hut via the North East ridge.