Buzz Aldrin in SWITZERLAND

The Legend: Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon and with this he made history. Now he has left his famous footprint in the snow of Switzerland.

Have you ever wondered what a view would look like from the top of the Swiss Alps?  The creative minds behind this video provide you a spectacular view of the mountains and story.  Would you have ever dreamed up a video of an astronaut on the top of the mountain?  This video gets 5 stars for the scenery and creativity.  Now that it has teased you with the view near Zermatt which is also where you can see the famous Matterhorn do you want to do the same? Or will you just enjoy it from the comfort of that seat.  We know this has to get your wanderlust going.

The Breithorn mountain is completely covered with ice and glaciers in all directions. Its summit is a huge glacier dome which was probably where Buzz was situated and perhaps got dropped in via a helicopter. Getting near the top is easier than you might imagine via the amazing Klein Matterhorn Cable car that whisks you to over 12,000 feet.  There is skiing at the top even in the summer.  Many will hike the glacier and mountain ridges from this point.  As an added bonus the glacier traverses the Swiss and Italian border so you might be able to visit two countries at the same time.  We are planning to visit here soon and will have more to share.  Don't forget to add this classic to your dream clouds.

Summary from the producers

He is a legend: Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon and with this he made history. Now he has left his famous footprint in the snow of Switzerland. Switzerland’s beauty and variety make it easy for everyone to fall in love over and over again with our country. Whether you enjoy winter sports or simply prefer to relax, Switzerland has wonderful experiences in store – experiences you will remember fondly for a long time to come. Find out how the star of our campaign, astronaut and moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, fell in love with Switzerland. Fall in love with Switzerland too: http://www.myswitzerland.com/winter --- Music: Title: Moon Boots, Composer: Michael Kadelbach for this video. Location: Breithorn mountain, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

 

More information on this area

The Klien Matterhorn Cable Car (also known as Matterhorn Glacier Paradise)

Photo Credit: Guillaume Baviere/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Hiking the Breithorn by Mountains for Everyone.  You can find some additional videos here as well.  Even in summer you will need proper gear. 

More information on the Zermatt & Matterhorn area

 

 

      Location Info:  Switzerland
      GPS: 46.560076   8.561250
      Accuracy: approximate
Read 381 times Last modified on 20 September 2016
 

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