WHYMPER: DE SCHETSENDE BERGBEKLIMMER
1865: A London publisher commissions Whymper to make some sketches of a still virginal town in Switzerland: Matterhorn. Whymper is tempted by the challenging beauty of the mountain and he decides to conquer it in the company of some experienced climbers and with his sketchbook under his arm. Everything goes as planned, but when he descends the rope breaks and 4 of the company of 7 fall down. 1989: The great-grandson of one of the men who died asks a descendant of Whymper to attach the rope the climbers used to the top of the mountain as mark of honour.
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