Beatrice Egli, 33, trained on this adventure for almost a year, and yesterday she achieved her goal: she and her mountain guide Susanne Hauser (54) on Thursday climbed 4,478 meters in the Matterhorn, fulfilling a lifelong dream.
“When I left at 4:30 in the morning it all seemed unreal to me. But after a few hours, I was really there, I was allowed to enjoy the amazing view, and as I took a deep breath, I realized what I had achieved,” she says of her conquest of the summit. “All training. The sweat, the tears, the hope and despair finally paid off, and I can’t tell you how happy I am.”
Art Forer congratulates Egli
Art Furrer (84) knows very well what it means to climb Horu. The Valais legend has climbed Switzerland’s most famous mountain more than 20 times – most recently at the age of 80. He was deeply affected by Eagle’s adventure. “Beatrice receives the highest praise. I can only congratulate her on this achievement.
In particular, it must be credited that Eagley dared to climb this summer. “Not many people went to the mountain this year. There was a lot of snow and ice, so their tour was postponed twice.” “Conditions led to an argument among the mountain guides, many young people wanted to get up, and the adults warned about them.” It is impressive that Egli is one of the few to achieve an ascent this year.
The President of the Mountain Guides Association praised the conscious preparations
Rita Christine (54), president of the Association of Swiss Mountain Guides, agrees only with this: “I admire the courage of Beatrice. For inexperienced mountaineers, it is a very long and difficult trek, and the mountain looks really gfürchig from the valley. ” You must be confident and show skill, the risk of falling is almost done, according to Christians.
With her mountain guide, the Eagle has already climbed the Pollux (4,092 meters above sea level) and the Revelhorn (2927 meters above sea level), so she prepared very carefully for the Horo River. “Your mountain guide was able to assess whether Beatrice’s dream of the Matterhorn was realistic. This was it! I’m very happy that it worked.”
No time to rest after Horo’s ascent
For the pop star, relaxing at first is not the order of the day after a mountain tour. Over the next few weeks, she will be promoting her album “Alles was du sucht”, which will be released next Friday. Tired but overjoyed, Egley says of her greatest adventure yet: “This event will remain in my heart forever!”