Cinematic aerial footage of Cervinia ,the surrounding mountains and the Matterhorn (Cervino in Italian) mountain borders with Italy and Switzerland. The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the four compass points. The Matterhorn was studied by Horace-Bénédict de Saussure in the late eighteenth century, who was followed by other renowned naturalists and artists, such as John Ruskin, in the nineteenth century. It remained unclimbed after most of the other great Alpine peaks had been attained and became the subject of an international competition for the summit. The first ascent of the Matterhorn was finally made in 1865 from Zermatt.
Sometimes referred to as the Mountain of Mountains, the Matterhorn has become an iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps. Cervinia being one of Europe's highest ski resorts means low temperatures and good consistent snow fall, Skiing is nearly year round on the glacier. Featured are also heards of chamois, which is a species of wild goat-antelope native to mountains in Europe. The footage was short using the Hubertus resort as a base. Both 35mm and 50mm lenses were used.