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Not So Far: Hervé Barmasse New Routing on the Matterhorn

Hervé Barmasse, raised at the foot of the Matterhorn, has climbed in many regions of the world, from the Alps to Pakistan to Patagonia. After all his traveling, he realized that the value of the experience does not depend on the mountain, but on the eyes of the mountaineer.

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In 2011, Hervé Barmasse chose the three most important mountains of his home in Italy’s Aosta Valley—Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc); Monte Rosa; and Monte Cervino (the Matterhorn)—upon which to create three new routes. The three peaks, not coincidentally, are among the highest in the Alps.

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On Cervino, in the face of high risk and difficulty, he established a new route on Peak Muzio, solo, captured in this short film.


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