Climb the Matterhorn in under 4 minutes

Author: Ollie Rooke

Straddling the border of Switzerland and Italy sits the Matterhorn, one of the world’s most iconic peaks. Reaching a height of 4,478m, it sits twelfth on the list of the highest peaks in the Alps, but the statistics only tell half of the story.

The Matterhorn has earned a reputation as one of the most coveted summits in Europe, thanks to its dominating presence and unique angular shape. Four sheer faces are separated by prominent ridges which, at first glance, look impossibly-steep and unclimbable. And yet, each year thousands pitch themselves against the mountain.

Today you can reach that iconic summit yourself, as this stunning drone footage takes you on a flight up the Hörnli Ridge in just four minutes. Keep an eye out for the tiny figures climbing the ridge for a sense of just how vast this landscape is. Enjoy…

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