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2-day Matterhorn summit via the Hörnli Ridge, from Zermatt

Matterhorn summit Hörnli Ridge
Matterhorn summit Hörnli Ridge
Matterhorn summit Hörnli Ridge
Matterhorn summit Hörnli Ridge

Join Daniel, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this iconic 2-day alpine experience, climbing the Hörnliridge to the summit of the Matterhorn, just outside of Zermatt.

Private

Alps

2 Days

Jul - Sep

High


Highlights

* Summit one of the most iconic mountains in the world.

* Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Swiss Alps.

* Traverse the Hörnliridge, where history was made.

Description

Join me for a stunning 2-day ascent of the most iconic mountain in all of the Alps!

We will be heading up to the summit of the Matterhorn, of course. Starting in Zermatt, we will meet up and take the lifts to Schwarzsee.

From here it is a brief hike to the Hörnlihut, where we will go over a few things for the next day and turn in early.

Waking up early in the morning, we will begin scrambling as soon as we leave the hut. We will continue making our way up doing a mix of climbing and scrambling as we traverse the Hörnliridge.

After about four or five hours we will make it to the summit of the mountain. After taking a some time to enjoy the top, we will then head back down, first to the Hörnlihut and then down to the valley floor.

The whole descent takes about six hours.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for an unforgettable alpine experience as we climb to the summit of the exalted Matterhorn, outside of Zermatt, Switzerland!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you may also enjoy my 2-day scrambling ascent to the summit of Watzmann via the east face!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Equipment you will need to bring

Mountain boots


FAQs

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About the guide

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Daniel

4.90

(24)

Mountain Guide

Born in the Austrian Alps, the connection to the mountains was there from early on. Started skiing as a 3 year old kid, bit later climbing and mountaineering stepped in my live. Skiing and climbing all over the Alps and abroad became a huge part of my life.

One of my favorite places in the Alps are the mountains around Chamonix and Zermatt. Since graduating as a fully-certified Mountain guide, I’ve been able to share my passion for skiing and climbing with my guests. When I’m not guiding I try to push my personal limits in climbing and mountaineering. Looking forward reaching summits together.

Languages

German | French | English

Certificates

IFMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Cranford

5.00

Daniel knows the Matterhorn like the back of his hand. If you want to get to the top as efficiently as possible he is your guy.

Kirt

5.00

If you're climbing the Matterhorn you need to go with a local guide who has climbed it many times and therefore knows the correct route. On our climb we encountered a lot of people off of the main route, which takes longer, is more dangerous, results in rocks being knocked down, and even getting stuck on the mountain without shelter for the night (as four climbers had the previous night). Daniel has climbed the Matterhorn over a hundred times and did nine days in a row in 2022. He was able to tell me to go straight, right or left and where footholds were. He is a very strong climber and I felt that he would probably catch me on the short rope if I slipped. It turned out that I was not in as good shape as I needed to be, so I climbed more slowly than ideal, for which I got a verbal flogging (hence minus one star). I made it to the Solvay hut in about 2:30 before we turned around. Notes: (1) You need to book two days with Daniel earlier in the week for a test climb to see how you do rock climbing and with crampons. All of the larger guide services do this. (2) You pay for your ticket and his for the tram, as well as for the rooms in the Hornli hut. (3) You might be able to borrow an ice ax and other gear. Check when you book, then confirm a few days before. You can rent gear at Yosemite and other shops in Zermatt.

Tim

5.00

Agree with prior review that pretrip communication could improve, but otherwise, superb guide and person

Marius

5.00

All was good, Daniel was exceptional: friendly, attentive, professional. I was surprised I had to additionally pay for the hut as I bought all inclusive package and it was no where mentioned about additional costs.

Joshua

5.00

Daniel was a pleasure to climb with! I look forward to coming back out to the Alps and will definitely use him again. Highly recommend!


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