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Alone on the Matterhorn

Matterhorn Mountain Climbing Guides

When people ask me “When is the best time for the Matterhorn?” I always answer "it's impossible to say".  Spring can be too snowy on the Hörnli ridge and you get snow storms into the start of summer. Mid-summer has frequent thunderstorms which are quite unpredictable and are extremely hazardous on the Matterhorn, so you have to get up and…

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Abendgrat

Summit Of The Obergabelhorn

With all the mountain lift and trains in the Swiss Alps during peak season you'd think it was hard to escape the crowds. Surprisingly this is not the case. An example is a trip Monika and I did in late July.  Having a couple of days off together and a good weather forecast we headed to Zermatt in the Wallis…

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