Arnold Breaks Matterhorn Speed-Climbing Record

Beats Steck’s mark by 10 minutes

Dani Arnold climbed the north face of the Matterhorn in an hour and 46 minutes, beating Ueli Steck's record by 10 minutes. (Courtesy of Mammut)
Photo: Courtesy of Mammut

Swiss mountaineer Dani Arnold set the Matterhorn speed-climbing record on April 22, breaking the mark formerly held by fellow Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck, according to a Mammut press release

Steck set his mark of 1 hour, 56 minutes via the Schmid route in 2009. Arnold, taking the same route, completed his climb in just 1 hour, 46 minutes.

This is not the first time Arnold has bested one of Steck’s records. In 2011, Arnold’s Eiger climb in 2 hours, 28 minutes was nearly 20 minutes faster than Steck’s previous record-setting mark.

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