Some shots that have fulfilled my dream to admire, under any possible light condition, the less photographed side of the Matterhorn: the west face!
The Matterhorn is probably the most photographed mountain in the world; south, east and north faces have been photographed in every unimaginable way, nevertheless the west face has been documented only under ordinary daylight (I guess for logistical problems, being this side cast away from any kind of facilities and surrounded only by glaciers).
For obvious reasons referred to its cardinal direction, sunset is the time of the day when the immense west wall can offer its best in terms of light and color! As far as I know, a photograph of the Matterhorn west face - really taken at sunset - did not exist, or at least it is something so rare that I haven't found it. I then quickly decided to get it myself. After an ascent lasted 9 hours, with a stop the first night to the refuge Aosta (2.788 m), I've then spent the second night with my tent on the Stockji glacier (3.600 m), Pennine Alps, Switzerland. An experience, a journey, that any healthy person with good knowledge of mountaineering, equipment, and true adventure spirit, might do.