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FLASHBACK FRIDAY – ON THE MATTERHORN SUMMIT AGAIN WITH MY SON

jw-bw-on-matterhornWhen my son Brandon turned 14, he asked me, “Dad, you climbed the Matterhorn at 14.  Could we climb the Matterhorn together now that I’m 14?”  It was 1998 and I was 54.  I didn’t think I could do it, but his request meant more than the world to me, so I agreed.  Each with our own bergführer guide, he breezed up, but it was a real struggle for me.

He made it, my guide didn’t think I could, so after summiting, Brandon came back down to get me.  We climbed the last 500 feet together.  Thus here we both are on the summit of the world’s most famous mountain.  There are no words to come close to expressing what this means to each of us. (Glimpses of Our Breathtaking World #35 photo ©Jack Wheeler)