Climbing the Matterhorn is a bucket list item for most climbers. Climbing it twice in a day while, hitting the four separate major ridges on the ascents and descents? That’s another level.
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They are the latest to be found on the 4,478-metre (14,692-foot) Matterhorn as ice melts.
Italian mountain guide and all round mountain beast Herve Barmasse became the first person in history to link all 4 of the Matterhorn’s iconic ridges, in a single winter day.
Marco and Hervé Barmasse, a father-and-son pair of guides from northern Italy, completed a 1,200-meter new route on the south face of the Matterhorn on March 13.
On 13 March 2010 Marco and Hervé Barmasse established a new route up the South Face of the Matterhorn. Their 1220m line solves one of the “problems” up the massive “Becca” face, attempted by numerous climbers in the past. The exclusive interview with Hervé Barmasse.