Top of the Matterhorn yesterday morning, 4,478m! This beautiful mountain had been calling me. I left from Germany on a whim two days ago and headed south to Zermatt, just had a good feeling about it.
I wasn't the only one- a few parties had also made the long trek up from town to climb as the tram is not running yet. I chose the standard route up the Hörnli Ridge for my first time on the mountain and first time at this altitude. I climbed the rock, skipping all the fixed lines and gear, up and down in 7 hours. I was joined by two other soloists on route, Bronson and Tom. @arcteryx @lasportivana #matterhorn #zermatt #toblerone #alps