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The mountaineers’ cemetery is a moving reminder of the accidents that have occurred in the mountains around Zermatt. The tranquil site is a memorial to all climbers who have lost their lives here. The inscriptions reveal that women and men from all...more
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Kirchstrasse | (behind the church), Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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We stumbled on this area (no longer used) and found it remarkable for its pathos and engaging epitaphs. Don't miss it on your walk around Zermatt. My brother and husband both did serious climbing in the area so very relieved they both survived!!
I first visited the Mountaineers' Cemetery in Zermatt in August 1974 after climbing the Matterhorn with two friends. It was a sobering reminder of the perils that can befall climbers even on the Matterhorn nowadays. It is, however, a peaceful place in which to contemplate...More
It stunned me how very young some of the young mountaineers were. It made me wonder how their parents must have felt. The other thing that occurred to me was that the deaths covered many many decades and probably continues to this day.
We walked past the cemetery several times during our stay, so one evening we decided to walk through. I sat and read many of the reviews and quickly became anxious to see the Taugwalder’s grave as well as the American’s grace. I found neither. Indeed...More
We were walking around town and stumbled upon this cemetery. Very neat place with unique headstones to remember those who died in pursuit of mountain glory. Quiet spot with some birds, definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.
Nice walk through the cemetery on a sunny summer's afternoon. Viewing the graves of so many young climbers, many in their twenties, reminds one how precious life is, and that mountaineering and skiing in the high mountain regions can be dangerous.