The profile of the Matterhorn attracts climbers from all over the world. Every year Zermatt is reached by hundreds of thousands of climbers,turning this place into the Mecca of alpinism. The charm of this mountain, since the first conquest and exploration of the Alps, has fascinated poets and painters too. The Matterhorn was the last 4000 of the Alps to be climbed due to its fame as being unclimable and invincible. On July 14, 1965, two rope parties, an Italian one and a British one, raced each other for the conquest of the mythic peak. The British part led by Whimper won. The movie does not show only the ascent of the Matterhorn, but also the surroundings of Zermatt and aerial shots of the Matterhorn in the wide amphitheatre of mountains which surround it.