First ascent - Matterhorn

Blatten › Süd: Matterhorn

Blatten › Süd: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Trockener Steg › Süd

Trockener Steg › Süd

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt › Süd: Winkelmatten - Chalet Ulysse - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Zermatt › Süd: Winkelmatten - Chalet Ulysse - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirche

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Air

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt › West

Zermatt › West

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

"The gradient decreased and we could finally unfasten ourselves, and Croz and I started a neck-and-neck race. At a quarter to two o’clock the world lay at our feet, and the Matterhorn was conquered. Hurrah! Not a single footstep of our Italian rivals could be seen.” This is what Edward Whymper wrote in his diary.

Share contents

Thanks for your rating
That’s it, the most famous first-ascent, on July 14, 1865, in the words of the man, who has spurred them on with enormous ambition and risk to life and limb. The Briton Edward Whymper (1840–1911) makes nine attempts on the Matterhorn (4477.5m), the mighty and seemingly inaccessible obelisk on the Swiss-Italian border, at the back of the Matter Valley.

With the conquest of the Matterhorn by Whymper & Co., the so-called Golden Age of Alpinism comes to an end. This era, in which many of the highest Alpine peaks are climbed for the first time, began on August 1, 1855 with the first ascent of the Dufour Summit (4634 m).

Select a different view for your results: