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12 Stunning Photos Show Dozens of Mountaineers Climbing One of the Tallest Peaks in the Alps for a Very Special Reason

(Image source: PHOTOPRESS/Mammut/Robert Boesch)

A Swiss company that produces mountaineering and trekking equipment recently commissioned a series of pictures to celebrate the first ascent of the Matterhorn ridge in the Alps — and the images are stunning.

Shot by photographer Robert Boesch,the pictures show dozens of mountaineers make the difficult climb in honor of the 150 anniversary of Edward Whymper's first ascent.

One of the most stunning images shows the team activate a series of bright red lights illuminating the path to the top of the mountain. Others show the climbers utilizing Mammut's equipment on the trail.

Matterhorn has an elevation of 14,692 feet. It's one of the tallest peaks in the Alps.

View the Images:

(Image source: PHOTOPRESS/Mammut/Robert Boesch) (Image source: PHOTOPRESS/Mammut/Robert Boesch)

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(Image source: PHOTOPRESS/Mammut/Robert Boesch) (Image source: PHOTOPRESS/Mammut/Robert Boesch)

(Image source: PHOTOPRESS/Mammut/Robert Boesch) (Image source: PHOTOPRESS/Mammut/Robert Boesch)

(Image source: PHOTOPRESS/Mammut/Robert Boesch) (Image source: PHOTOPRESS/Mammut/Robert Boesch)

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(Image source: PHOTOPRESS/Mammut/Robert Boesch) (Image source: PHOTOPRESS/Mammut/Robert Boesch)

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(Image source: PHOTOPRESS/Mammut/Robert Boesch) (Image source: PHOTOPRESS/Mammut/Robert Boesch)

Behind the Scenes:

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