Soak up the magic of the Matterhorn as Zermatt in Switzerland becomes the first European destination partner on the Ikon Pass. Now Ikon Pass holders have access to snow at 41 global destinations across five continents. “The Matterhorn is a true icon known around the world, so we are thrilled to have Zermatt join the Ikon Pass community,” said Erik […]
A 24-year old climber has been killed while descending the iconic Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps. He was hit by a falling rock and died instantly when he was thrown 1,000-feet down the mountain. Two other climbers in the group were unhurt. The British victim, who has not yet been named, was out on the Hörnli ridge at an altitude […]
Two mountain climbers died Wednesday, 18th July, after falling some 4,254-feet off the south face of the Matterhorn in Italy, sources told ANSA. The accident happened at around noon at a height of some 14,436-feet, they said. A witness saw them fall and alerted the Val d’Aosta mountain rescue service which recovered the bodies and took them to Breuil-Cervinia.
On Friday May 25th, Italian Edmond Joyeusaz made a successful ski descent from the summit of the Matterhorn in sketchy snow conditions. It’s not the first time the Matterhorn has been skied, but still an incredible accomplishment, and at age 60 none the less! Retirement plans…. The Matterhorn rises to 14,692ft along the Swiss/Italian border. It’s ominous stature led it to […]
How about this for extravagance? Vail or Aspen have nothing on Zermatt, whose lift company has announced that four of the cabins on its remarkable new 3S Gondola lift to the Klein Matterhorn, due to open this autumn, will feature ‘Crystal ride’ cabins decorated with Swarovski crystals. “These will capture the light in an effect that will amaze passengers and […]
Rescuers Searching for One of Germany’s Richest Men after the Missing Billionaire Failed to Return from Alps Skiing Expedition
Karl-Erivan Haub, a billionaire and one of Germany’s richest men, has been reported missing after failing to return from a skiing expedition in the Alps, according to media reports in Germany reports Business Insider. Haub, who is the owner and CEO of retail group Tengelmann, last week embarked on an off-piste skiing expedition in the resort of Zermatt near the […]
The Matterhorn, on the Swiss- Italian border, has been providing a challenge to mountaineers, skiers, and climbers alike. In this short recap video featuring: Luca Zattoni, Luca Zanette (videography), and Roberto Rossi; the three ski down the east face of the Matterhorn. Now in the POV footage and some of the other shots in this clip- it may look like the skiers […]