The Wetterhorn (3,692 m) is a mountain in the Swiss Alps close to the village of Grindelwald. First climbed Aug. 28, 1844, by Stanhope T. Speer. The 1854 ascent by Alfred Wills and party is more celebrated and is generally regarded to have marked the beginning of the golden age of alpinism.
The mountain is composed of three distinct peaks that lie close together: the Wetterhorn (most visible from Grindelwald), the Mittelhorn (the highest) and the Rosenhorn.The Mittelhorn was first summitted by Englishman Stanhope Speer in 1844.Winston Churchill climbed the Wetterhorn in 1894.The Wetterhorn summit was the intended terminal for the World's first passenger tramway, but only the first quarter was built. It was in operation until the beginning of World War.