For the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, mountaineer and alpinist, Hervé Barmasse, decided to show his appreciation, dedication and passion for this iconic peak with a short film that illustrates that which makes the mountain so unique and his own relationship to it.
As probably the man who knows the Matterhorn best, having made the most first ascents on it, he once said: “Like a fairy tale, the mountain belonged to me even before my birth.” His father, Marco Barmasse, was leaving for a first winter ascent of the west face of the Matterhorn, when his mother was giving birth to him. Since then, the Matterhorn became Barmasse’s playground. Not even his father’s attempts to steer him away from dangers and risks posed by the mountains, could keep him off it.
Read our interview with Hervé, where he goes further into his thoughts about this iconic mountain and shares epic photos from one of his latest expeditions to the summit. The Interview.