155th Anniversary of the Ascent of the Matterhorn

Today, July 14th, marks the 155th anniversary of the ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper, Lord Francis Douglas, Charles Hudson, Douglas Hadow, Michel Croz, Peter Taugwalder and son. An extraordinary achievement of skill and endurance, it was the last of the great Alpine peaks to be conquered.

Whymper’s successful attempt, his eighth, was to end in tragedy however. Alpine Glacier Project participants will be familiar with the debate around what happened during the descent, and can examine the evidence first hand in Zermatt’s Matterhorn Museum.


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