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Matterhorn Summit Today

Hello from Zermatt, Switzerland today!

Today is Aug 29th and we just finished another successful summit climb on the Matterhorn. Longtime Alpine Ascents guide Tim Connelly reached the summit of the Matterhorn with Donny M. They had great climbing conditions and amazing weather.

Below are a couple pictures from their summit today.

The team will be returning to Zermatt tomorrow and celebrating in town over some beers!

Matterhorn #2 Team summits Weissmess

Hello from the Saas Almageller Hutte.

The team over the past 3 days has had a successful start to the trip. Yesterday the team climbed the Dri Hornli and worked on technical rock skills at around 3000m.

This morning the team departed the hut at 4am and climbed up the south ridge of the Weissmess. This long alpine ridge route simulates sections of the Matterhorn. It is excellent training and a worthy 4000m peak.

The team is doing great and feeling strong. We shared a bottle of Pinot in the afternoon to celebrate our successful day.

Tomorrow we will head down to Zermatt and enjoy some hot showers and good food.

Here are a couple pictures from the field.

Jonathon Spitzer
IFMGA licensed mountain guide
Alps Program Director
Alpine Ascents International

Alps guides looking sharp in their new uniforms!

Matterhorn Team #1 warms up on the lower part of the route

Hello from the Hornli Hutte!

Last night the Matterhorn got covered in snow and ice not allowing us to make a summit attempt this morning. The team slept in and enjoyed coffee and breakfast. Around 11am most of the snow melted off the lower mountain and the team went out for a training climb.

We climbed the first 800 feet of the route working in technical skills. We came back to the hut and enjoyed a large lunch and naps.

We are getting ready dinner soon, Yeah!!! Then off to bed as we are planning on a summit attempt tomorrow morning.

Here are a few pictures from today.

Jonathon Spitzer
IFMGA licensed mountain guide

Matterhon team #1 in position

Hello from the Hornli Hutte at 3285m.

Last night our team had a wonderful dinner in Zermatt and enjoyed a hot shower at the hotel. Last night in Zermatt there was a local festival with live music and wonderful desserts and pastries to eat.

This mornings the team walked up to the Hornli Hutte at the base of the Matterhorn. The team is in position to make a summit attempt over the next couple days. We are just waiting to see what the weather does over the next 24-48hrs.

Here are a couple pictures from last night and today.

Jonathonx Spitzer

IFMGA licensed mountain guide

I enjoyed it immensely. I came back equal parts exhausted and elated, which is pretty much a perfect result for an adventure of this sort. Everybody in the group summited on the same day. Our team’s interpersonal chemistry was especially warm and supportive, even though we had not climbed together before

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