Not everyone will be able to climb the Matterhorn, but this summer, thanks to Red Bull, it will be possible to climb it ‘virtually’.
Thanks to Red Bull athlete Jérémie Heitz and mountain guide Sam Anthamatten, you’ll be able to summit this iconic mountain from Lucerne in Switzerland.
This virtual reality experience is located at the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz (Swiss Museum of Transport) in Lucerne.
Start at the Hörnlihütte
Your starting point is a virtual version of the Hörnlihütte, where you’ll be equipped with a climbing harness and a VR headset.
The ascent starts in earnest at the Solvayhütte, on the Hörnligrat route. Outside the hut, you’ll meet mountain guide Sam Anthamatten who will guide you to the summit.
4D effects such as wind, vibration and texture have been included to add to the sensory experience. The last few meters to the top of the Matterhorn will be on a real climbing wall, guided by Anthamatten.
Then you’ve arrived! Find out what it is like to reach the peak of this 4478m mountain and enjoy the breathtaking views.
Cutting Edge Technology
The concept was originally the idea of created by Stefan Lauper and Consuelo Frauenfelder from Swiss production company Garidi, and then developed further with Red Bull Switzerland in cooperation with the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.
The VR experience was based on 3D scanning technology from Lausanne company senseFly, the world’s leading manufacturer of fixed-wing drones.
Tickets and Exhibition
The virtual reality experience is accompanied by an outdoor exhibition covering the history of mountaineering, including the specialist guides and lifts.
Tickets for this Virtual Reality experience cost CHF24 and are available from 22 June 2021.