How to climb the Matterhorn

There can be no doubt that the Matterhorn is the most iconic mountain in the world. It dominates the view from the Swiss village of Zermatt becoming a focus for Victorian era mountaineers vying for the first ascent.  Today over 150 years later it still represents a challenge for the ambitious Alpine climber. In this world of commercialism most people employ the help of a professional mountain guide but so did Edward Whymper on the first ascent back in 1865.  In this episode my friend and client Richard Williams and I talk about our own recent ascent of the mountain, how we approached it and what learnings do we take away for next time.  If you are interested in Alpine climbing, or even simply the outdoors this is compelling listening. Sponsors: @lasportivauk @petzl_official @arcteryxuk @lyonequipment @crudecoffeeroasters @evileye.eyewear @reality.maps @incoolcompany @bremontwatches @scallop.official  Supporters: @panorama_lodge_namche @vidrate @Everesttoday @kentoncool  #kentoncool #coolconversations #podcast #podcastersofinstagram #getitdone #Matterhorn #mountaineering #zermatt #climbing #mountainguide #crampon 

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Conversations had the right way. Welcome to 'Cool Conversations' hosted by Kenton Cool. Kenton is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers, and a highly engaging and inspiring motivational speaker. He was the first person in history to complete the ‘Everest Triple Crown’, reaching the summit of Mount Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse in one continuous push from base camp and has stood on the roof of the world, Mount Everest, 17 times. In short, he's got lots of stories to tell, and it's on Cool Conversations where he shares them. With regular guests from the world of sport featuring on the show, Kenton and his guests share their epic adventures, life lessons, experience and expertise to inspire you.