Who cut the rope?

  Zermatt came to the Alpine Club in Shoreditch yesterday evening to announce its plans for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn on July 14th 1865.   These will include a free day on … Continue reading

Race day at Crans Montana

It’s a typical Crans Montana morning: dazzling. The confident forecast is hard and fast racing conditions for the early starters in the Momentum City Ski Championships slalom; slush for the après midi skier and serious sunburn for those who forget … Continue reading

St Moritz in winter: too good to be true?

Winter sports is a competitive business, and rivalry has been a powerful spur to its development. In the early days of alpinism the arch rivals were Chamonix and Zermatt.  “The Matterhorn after all is not so fine a thing as … Continue reading