There is precious little magic in this story about the conquest of the Matterhorn.
Jean Antoine Carel of Italy and Edward Whymper of Britain are rivals to first reach the summit of the Matterhorn. They become friends when Carel saves Whymper’s life and agree to make the next attempt together. However, Whymper decides that the best route lies from the Swiss side of the mountain. The Italian Government wants an Italian team to reach the summit first — from the Italian side — and determines that Carel should lead that team, making them rivals. Though Carel tries to be loyal to Whymper, the Italians trick each into abandoning the other. This leads to a race to the top.
The plot sounds like it might be exciting but I thought this was very dull. There are some nice mountain climbing scenes. It seemed much longer than its 76 minute running time. The complete film is also currently streaming on YouTube.