American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Europe, Italy/Switzerland, Matterhorn, We Cannot Omit to Mention

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Climb Year:
  • Publication Year: 1931

We cannot omit to mention a new record hung up under the guise of mountaineering. A young American imbued with the hurry and bustle of his native land climbed the Matterhorn, last summer, in 1 hour 50 minutes, from the Hörnli Hut and after a ten-minute rest descended in 1 hour 15 minutes, giving a total elapsed time of three hours and fifteen minutes for the complete climb which was the former record for the ascent alone. We are informed that in order to make this record, he ascended the mountain three times the previous week so as to learn the route thoroughly.

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