Teach Through Educational Travel: The Matterhorn
- Scroll through this map showing the 38 peaks that are 4,000 meters or higher – and the dates of first ascent. Would you like to climb any of these mountains? Why or why not?
- Watch this video showing an ascent of the Matterhorn. Did it change your mind about mountain climbing? Inspire you? (Or deter you?)
- Look at this panoramic view of Matterhorn, and then read of the travails that the photographers (and the helicopter pilot) had to endure to get these shots. Do you think that humans can ever conquer – or know what to expect from – nature?
- The Matterhorn was formed by glaciers grinding into mountains. Look at these topographic maps of the Alps, and read how rocks from Africa are showing up there – and why.