Its simple notes are re-echoed a few seconds later from the precipices of the Wetterhorn
, the effect of which is extremely pleasing." (10)
This was left to the more acceptable Alfred Wills, who scaled the Wetterhorn
three years later as an exercise in self-improvement--a noble achievement that led to the founding of the Alpine Club, whose members met 'a murmur of approval' in hotel dining rooms the breadth of Europe.
Sometimes Eva went with him--when he climbed the north face of Wetterhorn
Peak or the sheer walls of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison rim-to-rim-to-rim.
Only friends and fellow alpinists noticed that, with her father, brother, and Anderegg, she had made the first ascent of the Balmhorn (1864), and had been the first woman to reach the summits of the Wetterhorn
(1866), Lyskamm (1868), and Piz Bernina (1869).
The church in Wetterhorn
is a picturesque destination for skiers and sightseers Copyright, Grindelwald Tourismus
Join us for five days of hiking (including one layover day) around Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn
Peaks, complete with deep valleys, rocky eminences, alpine tundra, and towering mountains.
The names in this book are a role call of foolhardy bravery and tenacity: Paccard and Balmat on Mont Blanc (1786); Saussure, Agassiz, and Forbes' investigation of glacial mechanics; Wills, who ushered in the "Golden Age" of British alpinism, atop the Wetterhorn
(1854); Tyndall and Whymper's rivalry over the Matterhorn (1865); and finally, decades later, the epitome of 20th-century mountaineering, the five-day climb straight up the hellish Eigerwand by Germans laden with hardware and patriotism (1938).