Mammut Matterhorn Project 360
Next year, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the iconic mountain, the Matterhorn. The Matterhorn is located in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478m, which makes it one of the highest peaks in the Alps.
On July 14, 1865, British climber Edward Whymper reached the peak of the Matterhorn together with his rope team, but lost four climbers during the descent.
For mountaineers and climbers, the Matterhorn is a big ambition. But it takes skill, talent, dedication and good weather to climb this mighty mountain. Now, us mere mortals can take a tour of the Hörnligrat route – and from all directions – from the comfort of our desks thanks to the Mammut Project 360.
Viewers can also take in the famous North Face route of the Eiger, in the Bernese Alps.
A few photos from the Matterhorn Mammut Project: