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4-day Matterhorn ascent via the Hornli Ridge

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Conquer the dramatic and iconic Swiss alpine peak of the Swiss Matterhorn with fully-certified Switzerland Mountain Guides via the Hornli Ridge.

Private

Alps

4 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Reach the peak of one of the world's most dramatic mountain summits.
  • Cross gradual milestones before conquering the Matterhorn.
  • Take advantage of having a fully qualified and experienced guide.

Description

Rising to 4,478 meters, the alpine peak of the Matterhorn is one of the world’s most dramatic and iconic summit.

Tackle the normal route of ascension via the Hornli Ridge in what is considered the dream mountain climb. With a long and physical ascent, where the high altitude plays a part, reaching the top is a rewarding challenge.

Yet conquering the classic peak is achievable for almost everyone. If you’re a mountaineering beginner and have a good level of fitness, then reaching the Matterhorn’s peak is definitely within your reach.

Follow a customised progressive preparation schedule designed specially for you. In order to gradually acclimatise, we’ll make test climbs to neighbouring peaks of 4,000 meters.

We will begin on the Klein Matterhorn peak in the Pennine Alps overlooking the town of Zermatt. An ascent to Pollux will take us to 4,092 meters. While another climb takes us to Breithorn, at 3,317 meters.

We’ll then traverse to the Horli hut at 3,260 meters before our ascent to the peak of the Matterhorn via the Hornli Ridge before a descent back to Zermatt.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the great mountaineering club of those who have conquered the classic alpine peak of the Matterhorn.

Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 2850 Each

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Itinerary

Day 1: Ascend Pollux

Trip to Zermatt, take the cable-car to “Klein Matterhorn” and ascent of Pollux, 4092m altitude, 5h ascent. Overnight stay at the Ayas mountain hut in Italy, at 3394m altitude.

Day 2: Ascend Breithorn

Ascent of the Breithorn and semi-traverse to the Theodule hut at 3317m. Overnight stay at the hut.

Day 3: Traverse to Hörnli hut

Traversing to the Hörnli hut at 3260m altitude.

Day 4: Conquer the Matterhorn peak

Ascent of the Matterhorn via the Hörnli ridge. Descent to Zermatt and end of the trip.

 

About the guide

Tomas and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Kyriakos, Daniel, Andrej, Tobias, Bernd, Herbert, Guy and Noé) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Switzerland.

Whether you wish to climb the Matterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau or Monch, or enjoy amazing freeride or ski touring days around Verbier or Zermatt, among other great options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Tomas will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides Switzerland and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!

Languages

French | English

Certificates

ASAM | UIMLA | UIAGM | IFMGA


What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar

5.00

Sept 14, 2022

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5.00

Sept 6, 2022

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5.00

Aug 23, 2022

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4.00

July 16th, 2022

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4.00

May 8, 2022

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5.00

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5.00

March 4, 2022

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5.00

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