Dani Arnold sets a new speed record at the north face of the Matterhorn by climbing the North Face in one-hour and 46 minutes. 

Dan Arnold on the summit of the Matterhorn after his record-setting ascent up the north face.  Photo Christian Gisi
Dani Arnold on the summit of the Matterhorn after his record-setting ascent up the north face. Photo Christian Gisi

Arnold, the exceptional 30-year-old climber from Switzerland, has made a name for himself all over the world for his extraordinary achievements in mixed and ice climbing.

In addition to several first ascents and speed records such as the Breitwangflue Trilogy or the big and difficult Crack Baby, he holds the current speed record for climbing the North Face of the Eiger in 2013 at two hours and 28 minutes.

On Wed., April 22, he set the new speed record at the north face of the Matterhorn 4,478 metres. This year, Zermatt is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the legendary mountain.

Ueli Steck held the record for the speed ascent of the north face of the Matterhorn with his one-hour and 56-minute ascent in 2009.

The famous north face was first climbed in 1931 by the Schmid brothers over two days.

The Schmid Route on the north face of the Matterhorn.  Photo Mammut/Christian Gisi
The Schmid Route on the north face of the Matterhorn. Photo Mammut/Christian Gisi

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