Original title: Matterhorn – Der lange Weg auf den Gipfel (Matterhorn – Long Way to the Peak)
The numerous Alpinists who attempted to conquer the peak of the Matterhorn both from the Italian side and from Zermatt all failed. On 14 July 1865, a rope team of seven, including mountain guides Peter Taugwalder, father and son, as well as Edward Whymper, finally reached the summit for the first time. The party ascended via Hörnligrat to the so-called “shoulder”. Further up, where fixed ropes are attached today, they switched to the north face. Edward Whymper was the first to reach the peak. In his book, he extensively describes his preparations and explorations of the mountain.