Putting women on top: Switzerland is calling for all-female teams to climb its highest mountains

“I have found the love of my life,” declares Zuzana, an enthused Czech who’s come to Switzerland to climb her first 4000-metre peak.

“My husband will be pleased. I will now be doing this all the time!”

Taking in the damp alpine view across Andermatt from the summit of Diavolo, a 500m vertiginous via ferrata, the group are feeling elated. Some have never climbed to such heights, others have dabbled, but life got in the way.

Guiding us up the rung and ladder clad mountain route is Swiss Alpine guide and Mammut ambassador, Caroline North, who has been on expeditions from Pakistan to Antarctica and Patagonia.

She explains that climbing a via ferrata

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