Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut frequently teams up with talented mountaineering photographer Robert Böesch to capture incredibly creative photographs that show off some of the Alps’ most renowned peaks alongside the Mammut gear that has often helped humans reach the summits of those peaks unharmed.
From the gorgeous Matterhorn image above — captured for the company’s 2015 ad campaigns — to the many images you’ll see below, each is a work of extreme coordination, patience, and photographic skill.
The Pièce de résistance, in our opinion, is this year’s image of the iconic Matterhorn. Each red light you see was placed there by mountaineers who climbed to the designated locations, lit up their lights, and illuminated the route taken by Edward Whymper and his team — the first to ascended the peak 150 years ago.
As the above video explains, the planning and coordination that was required for this image was nothing short of astounding. Working against time and weather, Böesch and the team toiled endlessly to ensure they captured the best possible results that properly honored those who travelled the mountains before and inspired those who hope to in the future.
Below are a number of other photographs captured Böesch for Mammut over the years, some of which are accompanied by their own ‘making of’ videos:
To find out more about these images, head over to Mammut’s Testevents page by clickinghere. And if you’d like to get your hands on the Matterhorn Peak photo now, Mammut was kind enough to share a wallpaper-sized version for everybody on its Flickr page.
The sheer cliff wall or snowy, wind-blasted peak of an icy mountain is a rough place to create large-scale photographic works of art, but that’s exactly what Swiss photographer Robert Bösch does. His photos can involve hundreds of mountain climbers braving difficult conditions to get the perfect shot.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn ridge in the Alps by Edward Whymper and his team, Mammut, a Swiss mountaineering equipment company, asked Bösch to take a special photo to mark the occasion for the brand’s 2015 ad campaign. A team of mountain climbers ascended the Matterhorn’s Hörnli ridge and lit bright red lights that, at dawn, illuminated the path that Whymper took with his team to make the first successful ascent.
You can see this year’s photo, and many other incredible feats of mountain photography by Bösch, below!
The crowning image is the above shot of the Matternhorn, captured for the brand’s 2015 ad campaigns. Paying homage to explorer Edward Whymper and his team, who were the first to ascend to the peak 150 years ago, Bösch directed his team of mountaineers to journey to their designated locations, shine their lights, and illuminate the route taken by Whymper a century and a half ago. The carefully crafted image not only honors those brave people who climbed the Matterhorn in the past, but also inspires adventurous souls who hope to reach the zenith in the future.