In the summer of 2014, Chris Gwilt and Karl Hinett, both Walking With The Wounded Everest 2012 expedition team members, will embark on the Matterhorn, one of the highest peaks in the Alps situated in the Pennine Alps between France and Switzerland.
Chris took part in the 2013 Cumbrian Challenge and he joined one of the teams. It was during the hike that Chris got chatting to Peter Bristowe, one of the founders of Edison, and told him about his ambition to get to the Matterhorn.
The target summit window for Chris and Karl will be late July 2014.
Chris has officially started his training in the Lake District and encountered some storm force winds:
“I did some hill walking training in the Lake District this weekend, although storm force winds kept us off the higher peaks and consequently reduced the total distance to only 10 miles or so a day. I reached 650m maximum height each day. I didn’t see anyone else in the hills at all over 4 days but there were tracks from a few people dotted around in the snow. I took these stunning photos when I was walking from Bleaberry fell over to high seat near Keswick. I also managed to walk up Cat Bells, close to Red Pike which you can see from Buttermere, but couldn’t ascend there due to the very strong winds. Under Grizedale Pike it was blustery again and my dog was blown 10 metres in a gust when he jumped in the air!”
– Chris Gwilt
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