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    The real Matterhorn

    Has anyone ever visited the real Matterhorn? I doubt I'll visit due to my fear of flying on planes. I just saw a good cable show on History International. The show visited the Matterhorn and I was sadden that I would probably never see the mountain in person. Interesting fact about the Matterhorn: the peak of the Matterhorn is actually from the African continent and the base is European. Subduction and plate tetonics are the reasons for the bicoastal nature of the Matterhorn.

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    Re: The real Matterhorn

    That's pretty interesting, thanks for sharing

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    Hmm sounds like an interesting show. Do you happen to remember the name of it?
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    Re: The real Matterhorn

    Quote Originally Posted by gauchogirl View Post
    Hmm sounds like an interesting show. Do you happen to remember the name of it?
    I would love to know the name as well.

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    I've never been to the real Matterhorn but regarding it on television, The Amazing Race (American version) airing tomorrow night (Sunday, May 1) has the teams in Switzerland. The real Matterhorn plays a part in the race. I don't know if it's alright to place a link to the preview at the CBS website or not and I don't want to break any rules but if you go to the Amazing Race page at CBS.com you can see a small video preview involving the Matterhorn at their site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayouguy View Post
    Has anyone ever visited the real Matterhorn? I doubt I'll visit due to my fear of flying on planes. I just saw a good cable show on History International. The show visited the Matterhorn and I was sadden that I would probably never see the mountain in person. Interesting fact about the Matterhorn: the peak of the Matterhorn is actually from the African continent and the base is European. Subduction and plate tetonics are the reasons for the bicoastal nature of the Matterhorn.
    Oh, irrational fears of flying...you'll be fine. Better chance of dying in a car. Just don't go on without accomplishing something you wanted to before you die. My wife and I took a plane to WDW and she was a little worried because she had always wanted to go there. So we prayed a lot for God to get us there at least...and if we had to die on the plane flight back, at least we got to go to Disney World, ha.
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    I've been to Zermatt one time, and we took a helicopter ride around the horn. But the greatest thing was the window in my hotel room faced the Matterhorn which made it waking up to a live postcard.

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    I haven't been, but my parents have been. Last year they did a month in Europe and spent the night in a hotel room, waking up to a view of the sunrise on the Matterhorn. Oh, I was jealous. Someday I hope to do the same.

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    I've been. It was in summer and the mountain was still snow caped.

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    I like Walt have travelled to the Matterhorn in Switzerland. The Alps are awesome. My brother in law has actually climbed the Matterhorn. As for me I would die since I was having serious breathing issues while at the viewing area. This is an international training area for skiers during the off season and we saw many of them while we were up there. We talked to a kid from Germany and saw many young Italian boys all from teams training on the plateau below the mountain. I hope that you will try to work through your fear and take a chance on seeing something that is truly awesome.

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    Re: The real Matterhorn

    Quote Originally Posted by DLRaddict View Post
    I would love to know the name as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by gauchogirl View Post
    Hmm sounds like an interesting show. Do you happen to remember the name of it?
    The name of the show was "How the Earth was Created". It showed on History International Friday evening. I haven't checked when it could reair. The Matterhorn part was into the second hour of the show. You'll have to watch about 5 billion years of universal history before the part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmacity View Post
    Oh, irrational fears of flying...you'll be fine. Better chance of dying in a car. Just don't go on without accomplishing something you wanted to before you die. My wife and I took a plane to WDW and she was a little worried because she had always wanted to go there. So we prayed a lot for God to get us there at least...and if we had to die on the plane flight back, at least we got to go to Disney World, ha.
    Technically, the fear is about the vertigo I'd suffer for about three day hence from the air trip. All the usual remedies don't work. The longer the trip, the longer the vertigo lasts. And don't think I'll be lining up for the new Star Tours attraction. Same effect.

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    Re: The real Matterhorn

    i've never been to the Matterhorn, but i've been to Mount Fuji. same thing, right? they're both mountains, they both have snow. : P

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayouguy View Post
    The name of the show was "How the Earth was Created". It showed on History International Friday evening. I haven't checked when it could reair. The Matterhorn part was into the second hour of the show. You'll have to watch about 5 billion years of universal history before the part.
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    Off topic and only loosly related, I just thought I'd share this pic I snapped the other day...



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