L’amère victoire / a bitter-sweet victory
A bitter-sweet victory. As part of the 150th anniversary of the first ascent up the Matterhorn in 1865, Daniel Grévoz looks back at the historic moments leading up to this this heroic and likewise tragic saga. He presents the key players, the rivalries, the setting of that time in history and the victory of July 14, 1865, followed by the fatal descent... Many of the author’s photographs and archive images illustrate his words. This book is accessible to all who wish to learn more about a major episode in the history of the iconic mountain that towers over the village of Zermatt.