Matterhorn, Bergführer erzählen

Gipfelgeschichten gesammelt von Kurt Lauber

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Author: Kurt Lauber

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426428679

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Jedes Jahr strömen Tausende Alpinisten ins Wallis, um das Matterhorn zu erklimmen. Die meisten nehmen den Aufstieg in Begleitung eines erfahrenen Bergführers in Angriff. Diese mutigen Männer und Frauen kennen auf dem Weg zum Gipfel jeden Stein, wissen um Gefahren und motivieren ihre Gäste, wenn diese den Mut verlieren. Am Berg erleben sie Glücksmomente und Tragödien, Lustiges und Skurriles. Bergführer haben eine Menge ­zu erzählen. Und wer schon einmal mit einem von ihnen bei einem Glas Wein in der Hütte saß, der weiß wie schnell die Zeit verfliegt. Zum 150. Jubiläum der Matterhorn-Erstbesteigung porträtiert Kurt Lauber die berühmtesten Bergführer Zermatts und erzählt ihr emotionalstes Erlebnis vom Berg der Berge. Eine lebendige Zeitreise durch 150 Jahre Bergführergeschichte.

Tour of the Matterhorn

A trekking guide

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Author: Hilary Sharp

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849656169

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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A guide to the superb 145km trek around the Matterhorn, walking anti-clockwise from Zermatt, with a huge variety of scenery and culture. As the Matterhorn straddles the Swiss / Italian frontier, the trek visits both Switzerland and Italy, each with its own unique traditions, way of life and scenery. The Tour goes over high passes via Zinal, Arolla and Breuil, visiting charming alpine villages where life has hardly changed for centuries, providing a precious insight into local life. Not only is the Matterhorn seen from all sides, but there are also superb vantage points for views of many of the other high summits of the region. The Tour of the Matterhorn has been documented only in the last few years but the paths it uses are often ancient ways over passes leading from one valley to another. The tour includes two glacier crossings and usually takes about eight to ten days to complete. This guide includes suggestions for shorter variants as well as information for the ascent of peaks along the way.

Das Matterhorn

Der gefährlichste Berg der Welt

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Author: Steffen Kjær

Publisher: Alpine Avenue Books

ISBN: 8799411830

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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Kein anderer Berg der Welt fasziniert so wie das Matterhorn. Seit der dramatischen Erstbesteigung im Jahr 1865 ist das einzigartige Interesse an diesem Drama und an den Mythen, die sich um den Berg ranken, nie erlahmt. Das Matterhorn hat unter Bergsteigern vielleicht mehr Todesopfer gefordert als irgendein anderer Berg. Jedes Jahr versuchen Tausende von Bergsteigern auf den Gipfel zu gelangen, doch nur einer von fünf schafft es. In jeder Saison verlieren zehn bis zwanzig Bergsteiger dabei ihr Leben. Steffen Kjaer schildert, wie er und sein Bergkamerad Brian Joergensen den Sturm auf den Gipfel wagen. Nach gründlicher Planung und gelungener Akklimatisation machen sie sich auf, um sich der Herausforderung ihres Lebens zu stellen. Sie erreichen den Gipfel, doch beim Abstieg geht etwas schief. Plötzlich finden sie sich in einem der unzähligen und tödlichen Felsstürze des Matterhorns wieder.... Steffen Kjaer ist Bergsteiger und Journalist. In seinen Büchern schildert er vor allem die Tage in den Bergen, an denen überwältigende Erlebnisse die Risiken alpiner Klettertouren in den Hintergrund treten lassen. Er erzählt vom Leben in den Bergen, wie man es nur im Schein der eigenen Stirnlampe erleben kann. Seit zehn Jahren verbringt er seine besten Tage in den Bergen, den Eispickel in der Hand, den Rucksack auf dem Rücken und die Steigeisen an seinen robusten Bergstiefeln. Von seinen zahlreichen Besteigungen der legendärsten Alpengipfel hat er die besten Geschichten von Begegnungen mit anderen Bergsteigern zusammengetragen. Oft nimmt er nicht den geradesten oder einfachsten Weg und entdeckt bei seiner Suche nach den besten Geschichten und Fotos gerade deshalb neue Blickwinkel und Perspektiven.

Matterhorn

Der lange Weg auf den Gipfel

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Author: Edward Whymper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492404303

Category:

Page: 288

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The Ascent of the Matterhorn

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Author: Edward Whymper

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732656225

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Reproduction of the original: The Ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper

Matterhorn

A Novel of the Vietnam War

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Author: Karl Marlantes

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 080211928X

Category: Fiction

Page: 598

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In the tradition of Norman Mailer's "The Naked and the Dead" and James Jones's "The Thin Red Line," Marlantes tells the powerful and compelling story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood.

Up the Matterhorn in a Boat

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Author: Marion Manville Pope

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954272369

Category:

Page: 212

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Absorbing adventure novel about a sky-boat voyage to the Matterhorn."We saw the earth beneath us arched like a reversed sky - a great gulf of air, deepest in the middle, and with cliff-like shores of Alpine ranges. We were in the sky, but a strange sky of intense Prussian blue. Clouds formed below us, the evaporization taking place from snow-peaks warming under the sun; but above and around us was that deep, uncanny sea of metallic blue, marvelous in its luminous depth."Reprint of the original edition from 1897.

Monte Rosa - Matterhorn

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Author: Ernst Enzensperger,Zeno Diemer,Hermann Haack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Matterhorn (Switzerland and Italy)

Page: 25

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A Long Walk in the Alps

From the Eiger to the Matterhorn

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Author: Pete Buckley

Publisher: Easy Way Up

ISBN: 1425167810

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 119

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Pete Buckley trades in the campervan for a pair of boots and a half price train ticket and sets off through Switzerland to journey from the Eiger to the Matterhorn.

The Matterhorn

The Most Dangerous Mountain

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Author: Steffen Kjær

Publisher: Alpine Avenue Books

ISBN: 8799411822

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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Following the author's struggles on the mountain of Matterhorn, this book offers an account of the mountain's history, including the legendary first ascent in 1865, as well as a factual description of the symptoms and mechanisms of altitude sickness. No other mountain in the world is as fascinating as the Matterhorn. Since the dramatic first ascent in 1865, the drama and the myths have created a unique interest in this mountain, which has probably caused the deaths of more mountaineers than any other. Each year, thousands of climbers attempt to reach the summit, but only one in five succeeds. And every season, the mountain claims the lives of ten to twenty climbers.

The Adventures of the Matterhorn—Volume 4

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Author: Raymond Monsen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 148361333X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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John and Billy Kyburg were cleaning the Matterhorn on a Saturday in May. They kept her windows sparkling, her chrome polished, her fiberglass body cleaned and polished, and her decks swabbed (old sailor talk for mopping). The Matterhorn had become a symbol of pride for the people of Pirates Cove. It had been involved in two water rescues, and the boat used to land the biggest bluefish in the $25,000 bluefish tournament.

The Adventures of the Matterhorn—Volume 3

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Author: Raymond Monsen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483613356

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Sally, Sadie, and Benny Kyburg walked into Pirates Cove Snack Bar early Saturday morning. Their twin brothers Johnny and Billy were turning fourteen years old the following Monday on the Fourth of July. After saying hello to Mom, Dad, and Grandma Sadie, they quickly got to the point. They wanted to have a birthday party for the twins. Mrs. Kyburg asked, What do you have in mind? Sally spoke, It was actually Sadies idea to take the twins on the Matterhorn to New York City to see the Fourth of July fireworks. The snack bar is closed Mondays, and the whole family could go. Mr. and Mrs. Kyburg nodded their heads. They both agreed it was a wonderful idea. Mrs. Kyburg said they should also invite Chris and Bobby Williams. They were twins who moved to Pirates Cove from Boston, Massachusetts, four years ago. They were both in Johnny and Billys class and were constant companions of the Kyburg twins since they moved here. Their father was transferred from a Boston hospital to be the head surgeon at a state university hospital a few miles from Pirates Cove. Both sets of twins played in a summer baseball league and were looking forward to play for the Pirates Cove High School JV team in the spring. It was 8:00 a.m., and it was time to open the snack bar for breakfast. They all decided to make plans for the party later that night.

The Adventures of the Matterhorn—Book 2

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Author: Raymond Monsen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479777021

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

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Pirate’s Cove was a small fishing village, and everyone was talking about how the Kyburg kids’ boat, the Matterhorn, was used to win the $25,000 prize for catching the biggest bluefish. Mr. Kyburg was too busy in the snack bar to take people out for hire, but he said he talked to their uncle Raymond on their mother’s side who had a captain’s license. Uncle Raymond was looking forward to the for-hire jobs. He had to sell his fishing boat because the engine seized. He didn’t have enough money to replace it. He was working as a handyman, doing odd jobs, and was anxious to get back to sea.