Sport: Matterhorn

For centuries the stark silent height of the Matterhorn uttered no challenge. Like the Greek Gods of Olympus, like the Firegoddess Pele of Kilauea, a legendary monster of the Matterhorn threatened and forbade. In the middle of the last century Englishmen came, applied cold geological calculations to the possibility of ascent, exploded the monster forever. Since then the Matterhorn has often been scaled, though hundreds have perished in the attempts. Last week an American, Leon Goodrich of Manhattan, set a record by climbing from a low outstation to the peak and back in...

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