July 14th 2015 will be the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and others.
The Matterhorn is probably the most iconic mountain in the world, but it must not be underestimated. For a fit, acclimatised and skilled party, with good conditions, it is very doable. However, getting the perfect combination of weather, conditions, fitness and acclimitisation is tricky, and it takes preparation. There was an excellent article about climbing the mountain in yesterday's Daily Telegraph:
If you want to find out if you have what it takes, why not join me in Scotland this month for some Alpine training and preparation? Check out the Scottish Winters page for more info.