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Climbing Matterhorn

As one of the iconic peaks of the Alps, the Matterhorn stands 4,478 meters tall and is a well-known climbing objective for all types of mountaineer !

Want to reach the summit of one of the most renowned mountains in Europe? Mount Matterhorn (4478m), also known as Mount Cervino, is located on the border between Switzerland and Italy and overlooks the Swiss resort town of Zermatt to the north-east and the Italian town of Cervinia to the south. A very popular goal among mountaineers, it is probably the most photographed mountain in Europe. Select one of the trips below and bag this peak! Explore-Share.com only promotes trips led by certified mountain guides.

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Matterhorn

For climbers interested in a tough, life-altering climb, the Matterhorn is an ideal objective. The mixed terrain and unpredictable weather make it one of the most difficult climbs in the world. Its intimidating reputation rightfully translates to one of the most rewarding ascents for mountaineers.


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Country Code

Italy: +39 <br />Switzerland: +41

Best time to visit

Climbs are generally undertaken during the popular summer months from June to September. Mountaineers can take advantage of late spring and autumn to avoid the crowds during an ascent, though the weather should always be taken into account when preparing for the Matterhorn

What’s the weather like?

The weather on the Matterhorn is infamous for being volatile and unpredictable. The summer months provide the best window for an ascent, avoiding the worst climate and climbing conditions. The unpredictability of its weather necessitates the inclusion of a few extra days to complete an ascent

How long should I stay?

Mountaineers should plan on dedicating more than a week to climb the Matterhorn, which includes the time necessary to properly prepare for adverse weather and other unforeseen obstacles. Acclimatization is required to safely ascend the Matterhorn. The climb itself is generally a two- to three-day journey. The mountain refuge is usually the primary objective for the first day, with a summit and descent on the following day

More info about Mountain Climbing in Matterhorn:

A mountain climbing journey up the Matterhorn is a legendary and unforgettable experience. It poses significant difficulties that require a high level of fitness and experience. Groups often include just one climber for a personal experience and the best chance of a successful summit. The Normal Route up the Hornli Ridge is considered the easiest and most popular ascent, including a stay at the Hornli Hut (3,266m). The mountain huts can be crowded during the summer, so reserving a place in advance is a must

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