MATTHIAS SCHERER, PROPHET OF THE ICEFALL
Matthias Scherer : I owe my passion for mountaineering and Mont Blanc to my mother. She used to travel a lot. In 1953, she traveled by bike from Germany to the North Cape on her own. For a woman in those days, that was huge! She always traveled with us. The first time I came here to Norway was in 1980. I was six years old. We went back to Norway almost every year. My mother was a senior manager for all the Intercontinental hotels in Germany. My father was a professor of statistics at the university. They both did downhill skiing, we used to go to Megeve to ski. I started to have this attraction for Mont Blanc there. In the winter it was a luxury hotel holiday, but in the summer the whole family slept outside, in the Norwegian
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