Matterhorn (4478 m), north face, Schmid route

The great Schmid route was an extreme ascent when it was first climbed in 1931, it's now much easier thanks to the modern ice axes, crampons and so on. Still, it's a challenging climb due to its 1100m high from nearly 3400m to almost 4500m (4478 to be precise). That day, the conditions were quite dry and we had to climb all the route on ice hardened by the wind, even the inferior slopes.

Date: 
09/16/2012


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Matterhorn (4478 m), north face, Schmid route
Matterhorn (4478 m), north face, Schmid route
The only photo of the summit we took quickly from Zermatt
Matterhorn (4478 m), north face, Schmid route
All ice...
Matterhorn (4478 m), north face, Schmid route
A bit of mixt climbing
Matterhorn (4478 m), north face, Schmid route
Ice again
Matterhorn (4478 m), north face, Schmid route
Matterhorn (4478 m), north face, Schmid route
Finally a bit of snow !
Matterhorn (4478 m), north face, Schmid route