Swiss close Matterhorn 150 years after 1st ascent

first_img Sponsored Stories Check your body, save your life Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Top Stories BERLIN (AP) — No climbers were allowed on Switzerland’s Matterhorn mountain Tuesday, as authorities declared a daylong ‘silence’ on the 150th anniversary of the first ascent to honor more than 500 climbers who have died trying to reach the top.A group of seven mountaineers led by Briton Edward Whymper became the first to scale the peak on July 14, 1865. Four members of the team died on the descent. Comments   Share   last_img read more