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Matthew Pace To Attempt Matterhorn Mountain In Memory Of Cousin Rebecca Zammit Lupi


At just 18 years old, Matthew Pace will attempt to scale the Matterhorn Mountain on Friday, marking the youngest Maltese person to do so.



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Matterhorn is one of the most difficult mountains in the Alps, located between Switzerland and Italy, but Pace will bear in mind the fighting spirit of his second cousin Rebecca Zammit Lupi, who sadly lost her battle to cancer earlier this year.



The 15-year-old is remembered by many for her resilience. In fact, her friend Tommy Wallbank ran 1,000 kilometres in memory of Rebecca, even raising €10,000 in aid of Puttinu Cares!


Rebecca will be remembered for her resilience, stamina, and lovely smile - Archbishop - The Malta Independent


Pace, like Wallbank, is dedicating his climb to Rebecca and alongside his friend Daniel Lichy, he will be donating a shirt in her memory, symbolically taking her with him ‘high up close to the skies’.



‘Rebecca is younger than me a couple of years but she is one of the most inspirational people I know,’ Pace shared. ‘She kept fighting with all her might and I will keep that in mind while climbing the mountain: I will try my best and try keep it up as much as I can.’, he added.



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The two were inspired by Lichy’s father, who had scaled the Matterhorn with his brother. From then on, they set about looking into how to scale the mountain, and for the past six months, have been getting into shape whilst securing the advice of two mountain guides.



In the meantime, the two teenagers have also done their personal research. Climbing up and down the mountain will take roughly 10 hours.