The combination of fitness, weather and the Matterhorn being benevolent let me climb it in August 2012. The vid is a quick summary but we were fortunate to have ideal conditions on the route with a fraction of the usual numbers and very dry rock (crampons were only needed for the last 20 minutes up the shoulder, roof and summit). I couldn't have asked for better from my guide, Tobias Freiberger, who was skilled, knowledgeable as well as relaxed and great company. He is Austrian and based in Tyrol but credited with the Zermatt guide office so is working regularly from there in summer. Music: Everywhere, Michelle Branch.

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