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A tribute to the most iconic mountain of the Alps


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On July 14 1865, Edward Whymper and six other climbers reached the summit of Matterhorn for the first time. As a tribute to this first ascent, i took an Air Zermatt helicopter for a short flight around Matterhorn from Zermatt. On this date, we should also think of the more than 500 climbers, that were killed on Matterhorn since the first ascent 150 years ago, which makes the Matterhorn the most dangerous peak in Switzerland.

 

For more information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matterhorn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_climbing_the_Matterhorn

http://www.air-zermatt.ch/wordpress/en/

 

 

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Enjoy and thanks for looking!

 

FSX - DX10 - Shade

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Woah. That looked so amazing, hard to believe these aren't pictures from a region!

 

 

stunning shots from a famous Mountain, Karsten :)

 

Cheers

Bluebear

 

 

Outstanding shots Karsten !! .

 

Cheers

 

Brad

 

 

Smashing set of shots.

cheers

Iain

 

 

Beautiful shots Karsten ::)

 

 

Thank you very much for your kind comments! :)

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Thanks for the story, Kasi. 2 questions...:

- is the beautiful helipad included in FTXG / Vector / LC?

- did you use Frank Dainese´s alps 3D scenery?

 

The answer to your two questions is: No. The helipad is my own creation and fictional. I've tried Frank Dainese's alps scenery. It's really great but i'm not really a fan of these "photographic wallpapers".

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The answer to your two questions is: No. The helipad is my own creation and fictional. I've tried Frank Dainese's alps scenery. It's really great but i'm not really a fan of these "photographic wallpapers".

 

Then... my compliments for the nice helipad. What a location!

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The answer to your two questions is: No. The helipad is my own creation and fictional. I've tried Frank Dainese's alps scenery. It's really great but i'm not really a fan of these "photographic wallpapers".

 

Sorry but my Matterhorn, is not a wallpaper but a real 3D model, reconstructed with DEM detailed, real textures ... 3 months of work.

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Sorry but my Matterhorn, is not a wallpaper but a real 3D model, reconstructed with DEM detailed, real textures ... 3 months of work.

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Hello Frank,

I don't want to offend you or disrespect your work. It's really great. When I wrote photographic wallpaper, I meant the whole area of Valais and Aosta Valley, not only the Matterhorn. I love how ORBX handles famous landmarks. Just a small photorealistic area and not a whole region. Is it possible to use your 3D Matterhorn as a standalone version? Then I will give it a try. 😊

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Thank for sharing Karsten. Flying around that place is always stunning.

By the way, Frank's 3D Matterhorn fits well with a non photoreal environment. Here's how the famous peak looks like into FTX Global (Base+Vector+OpenLcEu) :)

 

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Another example with Eiger from the same scenery:

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