Edward Whymper's original ice axe

The incomparable Matterhorn - 121 KB
The incomparable Matterhorn - 121 KB
The Hornli hut - 111 KB
The Hörnli hut - 111 KB
Overview of the lower flanks - 51 KB
Overview of the lower flanks - 51 KB
The view towards the start of the climb - 71 KB
The view towards the start of the climb - 71 KB
Two climbers on the lower flanks - 172 KB
Two climbers on the lower flanks - 172 KB
The Hornli hut can be seen below - 96 KB
The Hörnli hut can be seen below - 96 KB
Like climbing a big rockpile - 98 KB
Like climbing a big rockpile - 98 KB
Getting a feel for the mountain - 120 KB
Getting a feel for the mountain - 120 KB
Impressive scale - 81 KB
Impressive scale - 81 KB
Climbing in bad conditions - 65 KB
Climbing in bad conditions - 65 KB
Overview of the upper mountain - 56 KB
Overview of the upper mountain - 56 KB
Magic Monte Rosa sunrise - 82 KB
Magic Monte Rosa sunrise - 82 KB
First light touches Breithorn - 99 KB
First light touches Breithorn - 99 KB
Sunrise at the Solvay hut - 24 KB
Sunrise at the Solvay hut - 24 KB
Climbers on the Hornli ridge - 103 KB
Climbers on the Hörnli ridge - 103 KB
Looking up to a spire of gold - 93 KB
Looking up to a spire of gold - 93 KB
Coming over the summit ridge - 59 KB
Coming over the summit ridge - 59 KB
Made it to the summit - 78 KB
Made it to the summit - 78 KB
The Italian summit - 52 KB
The Italian summit - 52 KB
The view to Zermatt from the summit - 27 KB
The view to Zermatt from the summit - 27 KB
View down the south wall - 85 KB
View down the south wall - 85 KB
A belay during a tricky descent - 128 KB
A belay during a tricky descent - 128 KB
Exhaustion at the Hornli hut - 116 KB
Exhaustion at the Hörnli hut - 116 KB
Surreal clouds by the Matterhorn - 55 KB
Surreal clouds by the Matterhorn - 55 KB


Special thanks to Craig Charlton
and friends
 for sharing the adventure.

Thanks Craig

Click for the 340 degree panorama
A panorama of 340° from the Hörnli hut.   Available in Half Size - 101kb or Full size - 305kb
 

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