Spectacular footage: Conquering the Matterhorn
We will take you on a breath-taking ascent of the Matterhorn – thanks to exclusive video footage.
On 17 July 2015, forty mountaineers from Switzerland, Italy, England and France - the countries that competed against each other in the race for the first ascent - climbed all four ridges of the Matterhorn simultaneously. It was an act of commemoration of the first ascent 150 years ago. On the summit they signed a pact of international friendship.
Mountaineer Nadine Schmid captured her ascent on a helmet camera as she climbed over the hoernli ridge (Hörnligrat) to the peak at 4478 meters together with her mountain guide. Experience the classic ascent close to the action:
The rope team is located beneath a difficult climbing passage at the moseley plate (Moseleyplatte) after they started their tour at the Hoernli hut (Hörnlihütte) base camp at 4 am. This is where the footage starts.
You'll see the ascent past the Solvay hut (Solvayhütte) emergency shelter at 4000 meter...
...And over the shoulder.
Then you'll get a glimpse of the North Face (Nordwand) and the fixed ropes (Fixseile) that lead to the peak - until the rope team finally stands at the very top.
This ceremonious act was captured by a helicopter camera.