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Route History:

  • First Ascent: Edward Whymper, Peter Taugwalder Sr., Peter Taugwalder Jr., Charles Hudson, Lord Francis Douglas & Douglas Robert Hadow, 14 Jul 1865

    On July 14, 1865, in what is considered the last ascent of the golden age of alpinism, Edward Whymper was able to reach the summit, guided by the famed French mountaineer Michel Croz and the Swiss father and son Peter Taugwalder Sr. and Jr., and accompanied by the British gentlemen Charles Hudson, Lord Francis Douglas, Douglas Robert Hadow.

    Upon descent, Hadow, Croz, Hudson and Douglas fell to their deaths on the Matterhorn Glacier, and all but Douglas (whose body was never found) are buried in the Zermatt churchyard.


Located in Matterhorn, 4477 m approx:
Lat/Long: 45.974795,7.662269

Route Grade Citations

3- to 3 Community registered grade
3- private

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 61%

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