Cervino mountain guides
Numbers of guides: 56
Number of guide days per year: 500
The youngest guide: 27 years old
The oldest guide: 92 years old (no more in activity)
The race to conquer Matterhorn at the origin of the creation of the company.
It’s a story of achievement and national belongingness which is at the origins of the Cervinia Guides Company, created so in 1865. One of the most important mountains for the history of alpinism is the iconic Cervino (Matterhorn for the swiss). Not everyone knows about the incredible story of the conquest of this mountain. After a fair but hard struggle between the swiss team from Zermatt, led by the English alpinist Edward Whymper, and the Italian team led by Jean-Antoine Carrel, on14th July 1865 the swiss team reached the top, followed two days later by the Italian one.