- Production: Italia, 2021
- Director: Alessandro Beltrame, Hervé Barmasse
- With: Hervé Barmasse
- Duration: 35 min
- Category: short, documentary, history
The Matterhorn is one of the world’s most striking and instantly-recognisable mountains. Seen from Switzerland, it stands elegant, slender and graceful, whilst from Italy it rises, mighty, rugged and imposing. It is, without a doubt, an unmistakeable peak, as well as being a difficult mountain to climb. Even today it is one of the most coveted climbs in the Alps, as Hervé Barmasse knows all too well. The film follows the alpine guide and extraordinary storyteller as he leads viewers up the Italian normal route, aka the Lion Ridge—the queen of Alpine routes.
Hervé Barmasse is an alpinist and film-maker who has completed major ascents all over the world. With the Matterhorn on his doorstep, he has put his name to more feats on this mountain than any other climber in history, including new routes, first winter ascents and first solo ascents.