Breithorn – Monte Rosa
1988 & 1989
In 1985, Zermatter Breithorn (4164 m) was my first 4000-meter peak – and three years later the last for my father, then 75 years old.
The „entry-level 4000ers“ in the southeastern Monte Rosa range were my goal and that of my friends Stefan Behrens and Axel Schmidt. The twelve days we spent on Capanna Gnifetti were the first mountain holidays we had entirely arranged ourselves – an experience, combined with a feeling of independence and freedom, that had a formative infuence (which was well noted by our parents!)…