What’s the Matter?

Or… Feeling Horny? Or… ok. Let’s not.

Superduper 4k (and beyond) ascent of the Matterhorn in Switzerland via the Hörnli Ridge.

Oh – and in just a few seconds – thanks to a being a FPV drone.

Beautiful footage, with amazing views and crystal clear clarity:

FPV drone flight up the Matterhorn’s epic Hornli ridge. I’ve wanted to try this flight for a while and finally went for it during my month in Switzerland this winter (2022). I flew an Iflight Chimera 7 with DJI air unit and crossfire. The video was shot on a GoPro Hero 10 in 5K 30 and stabilized in Realsteadygo.

I only brought 1500mah batteries so the only way to assure that I reached the summit was to get closer. I decided to leave my skis at the top of the lift and hike the rest of the way to the Hörnli Hut with crampons and ice axe as the path was covered in snow and ice. I launched the drone from the Hörnli Hut and I was able to fly the remaining 4000ft (1,200m) vertical and 1 mile (1.6km) distance to the summit and surf down the ridgeline. It was extremely windy and the wind just got stronger as I neared the summit but the chimera 7 performed very well.

It’s nothing short of incredible what even basic consumer drones are capable of. It still feels like we’re in the future when it comes to some of the stuff that is available off the shelf right now. Of course, you still need an iconic mountain to get the full effect, but…

Please also note the handy AirB&B at 2:03 on the way down. “Rare Find” “Superhost” etc etc.