With teamwork, knowledge and experience, Daniel Aufdenblatten and Richard Lehner from Zermatt saved the lives of three mountaineers. On Annapurna (Nepal) in spring 2010, they carried out the highest-ever mountain rescue – at 7000 metres altitude – by helicopter. In Washington DC today, they received on march 8 2011 the ‘Aviation Oscar’, the Heroism Award, for their feat.
Martin Anthamatten is the golden boy! Yesterday he took surprise first place in the sprint discipline in the Ski Mountaineering World Championships in Claut, Italy. The man from Zermatt is thus the 2011 World Champion in the newest discipline in ski mountaineering.
They come from Switzerland, Great Britain, America, Germany and Australia: New Talents – 14 talented soloists or bands who will be playing during the festival period on 6 stages of Zermatt Unplugged from 1 p.m. in the afternoon to 2 o’clock in the morning. Admission is free, and anyone who likes to start their clubbing at 1 p.m. in the afternoon can enjoy fantastic musical experiences the whole day over on the New Talent Walk – our recommendation for the optimum enjoyment of the concerts.
Wolli is looking for drawings! The young Zermatt black-nosed sheep wants youngsters to put their adventures with him down on paper. Wolli will be out and about in the village from 15.00 to 16.00 h every Wednesday until the end of the 2011 season and have something with him for the kids.