Video: Climbing the Matterhorn

In terms of prominence in the mountaineering world, few peaks are held in as high regard as the Matterhorn. Rising 4478 meters (14,692 ft) in height, it has been the training ground for some of the best climbers in history and its iconic shape is well known, even amongst those who have never seen it. In this video, which is a full-length documentary about the mountain, we learn why the Matterhorn is viewed so reverently within the mountaineering community and we discover what it takes to reach its summit. Get comfortable, this one is well worth a watch.

Kraig Becker