On June 26th at 11.30am, Grisha and I stood on top of the beautiful Matterhorn, in Zermatt, Switzerland! 4478m/14,692ft. The Matterhorn is the most recognizable and dramatic mountain in the Swiss Alps and is on the border of Switzerland and Italy. Its near perfect pyramidal structure with its four steep faces, face the four compass points. Our starting point was from the Schwarzsee at 8500ft, as the Hornli refuge was being renovated for the upcoming 150th anniversary, of the
June 15th, 8.30am. Together with my good friend and guide Grisha, we stood atop the highest mountain in Western Europe, the 'Mont Blanc' at 4810m/15,781ft! We had a perfect summit climb leaving from the Tete Rousse Refuge at 2.00am, climbing through the night to reach the summit on a cold but beautiful morning! The views were outstanding as we looked over to France, Italy and Switzerland! (check out: www.worldwidemountainguide.com for superb guiding in the Alps!).