Name: Stefanie Hunziker
Age when completing the ascent: 34 years old
Height: 160 cm
Profession & Qualifications: Admin Assistant / web and multimedia publisher
Hobbies: Ski tours, biking, fitness, hiking, cooking, photography, being creative
My strengths: positive, creative, structured, organised
My weaknesses: impatient, always on the move
My social media channels (all):
I am ready for the Matterhorn, because...
…this mountain has always fascinated me and I have wanted to scale a four-thousander for a long time.
My mountain climbing experience:
I have no experience of climbing and alpine tours. I go on ski tours almost every weekend in the winter, but without crampons and an ice pick (up until now). In summer, I go on a range of hikes (from easy to hard).
My biggest challenge for this project:
Climbing with crampons, as I have no experience of it. The exposed terrain (longer stages) will also be a challenge.
My connection to Zermatt and the Matterhorn:
I come to Zermatt several times a year, either skiing with my family or biking in the summer.
It annoys me when:
…there is 50 cm of fresh snow and I have to work…
My first thought when I heard about this project:
What an awesome project – I want to be part of it!