After three years of dreaming and preparing, I FINALLY summited the Matterhorn – the mountain of mountains, one of the most iconic peaks in Europe and a mountain that is on the list of any mountaineer.
First and foremost, special thanks to Gauthier Poncelet, Explore-Share, Martis Elis, and Peakshunters for making this dream come true! If you are looking to go with a mountain guide (highly recommended), have a look at the fabulous platform, Explore-Share. I have used this platform multiple times over the years, and this is where I also found, with a recommendation from Gauthier (the founder of Explore-Share), my guide for this trip, Elis.
It’s awesome to see how anything is possible when you set yourself to accomplish something. If you wish to follow my mountain journey in order to get inspired and/or to find any other fun climbs, here are the other mountain vlogs that I have recorded over the last three years:
• Vlog 016 – 🏔️Crossing the Watzmann Traverse 2713m (🔥FULL ASCENT)
• VLOG 015 – FULL ASCENT of the Grossglockner: 😎⛰️The Highest Mountain of Austria⛰️
• VLOG 014 – 🔥 SOLO ASCENT of The Alpspitze 2,628m 😎 (FULL ASCENT) ⛰️ Let’s Climb Some MOUNTAINS!
• VLOG 013 – Let’s Climb Mount Triglav! ⛰️😎 (FULL WINTER ASCENT) – Highest Mountain in Slovenia
• VLOG 011: Climbing the Zugspitze, FULL ASCENT – Germany’s Highest Mountain🏔️
• VLOG 06 – Let’s Climb Mont Blanc With a Heart Disease and a Fear of Heights⛰️
Video Recording Equipment I Used:
– GoPro Max
– GoPro Session 5
– DJI Mavic Air
– Sony Alpha A7R Mark II
– Rode VideoMic Pro+
How to get to Zermatt:
Note that Zermatt is a car-free town. You can leave your car at the nearest town, Täsch, and take a train from there to Zermatt. Trains run consistently every 20 minutes from 05:55 to 21:55. The train ride itself takes about 12 minutes. You can find more info about the train here:
I parked my car at the parking lot of Matterhorn Parking. There are also two campgrounds you could use to park your car and stay overnight:
• Camping Attermenzen
• Camping Alphubel
If for some reason you do not want to take the train, you could also take a taxi from Tasch to Zermatt. Or you could hike from Tasch to Zermatt, which takes roughly an hour.
I would recommend you have a read through the following post from the official website of the town of Zermatt to receive more info on how to get to Zermatt by train, plane, bus, etc.
If you have any other questions about climbing the Matterhorn, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comment section👍.
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