Celebrate the Matterhorn at Eye Level

06/05/2015

The celebrations marking the jubilee for 150 years of the first ascent of the Matterhorn take place around Zermatt. On Gornergrat, each guest looks the congratulator in the eye. In this special case, on the Hörnligrat.

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Matterhorn by Night

A traditional Valais three-course dinner is served in the Hotel Riffelhaus at 2,582 m on Thursdays. After 9:15 pm, the illumination of the Matterhorn can be marveled outdoors. The route of the first ascent is lit with 50 lamps along the way that the two mountain guides, Father and Son Taugwalder, together with Edward Whymper also made their daring climb of the Matterhorn with their rope team.

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Whymper Pass

Similar to the mountain climbers 150 years ago, guests may recreate the first ascent of the Matterhorn on Gornergrat (3,089 m). Naturally a photograph of the “summit experience” may not be lacking so that proof of the first ascent of the Matterhorn can be captured and mailed. After the ascent of the artificial Matterhorn, a summit drink along with mountain climber wafers awaits the guests in the Matterhorn Whymper Bar.

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