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Mountain Climbing in Switzerland: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Come to the heart of the Alps and reach the top of the world's most mesmerizing mountains!

There’s a reason why Switzerland is synonymous with mountain climbing! Come take on the iconic Matterhorn or face your fears on the North Face of Eiger – no matter what Alpine objective you dream of at night, bring it to life on the Swiss slopes and climb your way into mountaineering history!

Mountain Climbing in Switzerland

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Switzerland

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Switzerland?

Switzerland is a central European country at the heart of the Alps. It shares borders with Germany, France, Italy, Austria, and Liechtenstein. Its famous peaks, many of which are included among the tallest on the continent west of the Caucasus, are some of the most popular for mountaineering and climbing. The lakes in the south of the country are destinations in their own right. Its high-altitude peaks are also popular for skiing and snowboarding – ski touring and splitboarding are exhilarating ways to parlay a classic mountaineering trip into an all-encompassing Alpine immersion. Be on the lookout for the classic charm of Swiss valleys like Engadine or Lotschental that remind you why Switzerland is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Why should I choose Switzerland for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Classic Climbs!

"Swiss" and "Alps" go together like "mountain" and "climbing." Some of Europe's best climbs, for one reason or another, are located in this beautiful country designed specifically to cater to Alpinism. The Matterhorn leads the way, but so many more mountains - Rigi, Eiger, Santis,, etc. - will give you the mountaineering experience that simply doesn't exist anywhere else.


Head to the top of the country's tallest mountain! Dufourspitze (4,634m) is a journey worth its weight in gold, and as the highest peak of Monte Rosa it has all the exciting challenges a daunting summit should. With appropriate acclimatization, this ascent will give you plenty of glacier time on your way to the rocky summit ridge and a fulfilling Alpine climb.

Unprecedented Mountain Scenery!

While the Alps may dominate the skyline and the itinerary, don't forget to check out the valleys and meadows of this incredible country. Switzerland has a strong claim to both Lake Lugano and Lake Geneva, representative features of its diverse landscape. For those willing to look, the Swiss countryside will impress you in more ways than one.

What is the Weather Like

The weather is surprisingly accommodating. The relatively close proximity to the Mediterranean makes the south pleasant. The temperate climate gives way to glaciated mountain peaks - ideal for alpinists.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Switzerland?

German, French, Italian

What currency is accepted in Switzerland?

Swiss franc (CHF)

How to Get There

Switzerland is in the middle of Europe. Its major transportation hubs are Geneva, Bern, and Zurich. Trains and roads both run efficiently within the borders, and most destinations are designed to assist mountaineers and winter sport enthusiasts. If flying into Lugano seems like too-ambitious an affair, Milan, in Italy, will help you access the lakes in the south of the country.

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What’s the high season for Mountain Climbing in Switzerland?

The best time for mountain climbing in Switzerland is in the summer, when the weather tends to be less volatile. It can get packed on some peaks during the high season, so planning a trip at the edges of the June to September spectrum can be equally satisfying.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Switzerland



Nice and kind guide and a beautiful weather made our climb a wonderful experience . Thank you very much .



Incredible adventure. The contact and the organisation with Peaks Hunter was perfect. The experience with the Guide (Claudio) was also perfect. Very professional guide, perfect French speaker. It was a pleasure to spend those two days with him. Reaching the summit without him would have been impossible. (Do not believe in the Youtube videos over the Lion Ridge, they are not a good representation of the journey, much harder but way more nice) Thank you Peaks Hunter.



Nicola was the perfect guide! We had a wonderfull day, he guided us like the best.



Climbed Pollux (instead of Breithorn) together with Daniel as a preparation for Matterhorn. I believe Pollux is a great preparation climb for the Horn and Daniel did excellent job during the whole climb from Klein Matterhorn guiding us through the glacier, scrambling part and fixed ropes.



Daniel guided us safely to Matterhorn summit via Hörnli Ridge. We visited Swiss and Italian summits and then headed back to Hörnli Hut. In very good conditions this whole trip took us just approx. 8 hours. Daniel is a very strong and skilled climber – he knows the route, gives good insight on how to climb each section and is continuously aware during short roping to prevent a possible slip. Just understand that Matterhorn climb is a very intense effort - there's not awfully lot of time for taking photos, admiring the views or relaxing during the climb.

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