A Good Life: Mountain Guide in the Alps for Seven Decades Dies at 103

ENEVA, June 16 – Ulrich Inderbinen, a Swiss mountain guide who made his last ascent of the Matterhorn at 90, died on Monday in Zermatt. He was 103.

Called King of the Alps by admiring foreign tourists, Mr. Inderbinen died in his sleep at home, according to a family announcement in the daily newspaper Walliser Bote of Brig.

Mr. Inderbinen stopped work only at the age of 95. Even in his 90’s, he regularly climbed peaks of more than 13,200 feet, and estimated that he had stood on the summit of the Matterhorn, which he called “the most beautiful mountain in the world,” at least 370 times. “I have never felt bored,” he once said in an interview with The Associated Press. “That is, unless my clients walk too slowly.”

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