Date(s) - Jun 23 , 2023 - Jan 14 , 2024
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Long considered impregnable, the myth of the Cervino (Matterhorn) was born in 1865 with its first ascent and quickly spread around the world, making it a legendary peak. For 160 years it has attracted climbers and mountaineers from countries near and far with an undeniable magnetism, arousing a mixture of respect, awe and fascination that make it a unique and coveted destination for tourists and mountaineers. Its popularity and history have made it a symbol and one of the most beautiful and near-perfect mountains: with its six ridges, four walls, and walls within walls, the Matterhorn offers itself as a palmares destination that even today few mountaineers can boast of.
Born and raised at the foot of the Matterhorn, in a family in which the mountain guiding profession has been handed down for four generations, Hervé Barmasse, mountaineer, writer, mountain film director and mountain guide, is the only person to have climbed all six ridges solo. Starting with his latest book “Cervino La Montagna Leggendaria”, the exhibition aims to tell the story of the most iconic mountain in the Alps through the eyes of a mountaineer and trace its history of ascents to the present day through historical materials from the Museum’s Documentation Center and other archives.