Andreas Steindl is a Swiss mountain climber, ski mountaineer and mountain guide. Andreas was born in Zermatt, where he worked as a carpenter before he earned his mountain guide diploma in 2011. He also competes in alpine skiing and mountain running events. On August 27th, 2018 Andreas broke a world record in speed climbing. The 29-year-old sprinted from the Zermatt Kirchplatz (1616 metres) to the peak of the Matterhorn (4477.5 metres) and back down to Zermatt – a total of 22.8 kilometres and 2861 metres of altitude – in only 3 hours 59 minutes and 52 seconds. This is about the same amount of time that a normal mountain climber would need to reach the peak of the Matterhorn from the Hörnlihütte (3260 m).
Andy is a true NORQAINER – his life, his way