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Cervin summit: course and ascent in 5 days

Cervin summit: course and ascent in 5 days | Italy

A 5-day trip in which you'll improve your climbing techniques while ascending to the Cervin summit, one of the most beautiful mountains of the world. A unique and safe experience at the hands of Sébastien, an IFMGA mountain guide.

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5 Days

Jul, Aug




I have the pleasure to invite you to a great 5-day mountaineering trip to the Cervin summit.

As a symbol of the Helvetic Confederation, the Cervin (4447 m) is disputing the title of “the most beautiful mountain of the world”, with the Alpamayo (Andes Range) and the Ama Dablam (in the Himalaya).

The ascent of Mount Cervin (also known as “Matterhorn”) consists of a demanding 1200-meter-long trail, starting from the Hörnli Hut. To get to its summit without any risk, it will be necessary an excellent physical condition.

This 5-day mountaineering trip I am proposing is perfect for those who have already made several ascents. In addition, a previous rock climbing experience is a plus because you’ll also need some basic techniques of crampons using.

This trip will not only consist of ascending to the summit of Mount Cervin. You will have the opportunity to learn the basic and most important notions about mountaineering. This way, once this 5-day experience ends, you will be ready for new challenges in any other summits of the world.

During this course, you will learn the following content:

  • Evolve into a tight rope;

  • Belay in all safety;

  • Belay a second and a leading rope;

  • Place efficient protections;

  • Lead climb.

If you want to know how the itinerary of this trip will run, you can find a sample day-by-day program at the end of this description. Next departures will be on request, each Monday of the weeks from early July to mid August. Hurry up and book your place!

For any other doubt, we can discuss and plan the trip together once you contact me! I will be here waiting your message!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Harness

- Helmet

- Ice axe

Price details

Crampons cost €5 per day.


Day 1: Saas Almagell (1660 m) and ascent to the Almageller Hut (2894 m)

We’ll meet at 9 AM in Saas Grund. Possibility of making a climbing practice up to the Almageller Hut. The positive elevation gain of the first day will be 1250 meters. Dinner and overnight stay in the hut.

Day 2: Rock climbing in Dri Horlini

A great day of practices and review of rock climbing techniques in Dri Horlini. Then, we will go down back to the Almageller hut.

Day 3: Ascent to the Weissmies (4023 m) and descent to Saas Grund

With the ascent of the Weissmies (4023 m) by its SE edge, we will make a beautiful climb in high mountain, with intermediate-difficulty rocky passages. Then, we will overcome a great ridge of snow to reach the summit. Duration of the expedition: 7 to 8 hours.

Day 4: Climb up to the Cabane du Hornli (3260 m)

Descend to the valley. Then we’ll take a cable car from Zermatt to reach Schwarzee (2583 m). Walk up to the Hornli hut (3260 m). Elevation gain of 700 m. Dinner and overnight stay in the mountain hut.

Day 5: Ascent of the Cervin (4478 m) by the Hörnli ridge

For the last day, we’ll departure very early in the morning for the ascent of Mount Cervin. The progression is quite easy until the Cabin of Solvay (4000 m). Once at the top, the track is equipped with nails and ropes to facilitate the ascent of the Cervin summit. Once we did it, we’ll return to the Hornli Hut. After that, we go back to Zermatt by foot and cable car. Arrival in Zermatt and end of such an amazing program.



More info

Do not hesitate to register yourself alone, I will find you another partner!

Meeting point

At 9 am in Saas-Grund.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide -
Sébastien is originally from Toulon. Before he dedicated his time fully to his passion, mountaineering, he has completed a degree in Alpine Geography.
His thirst for adventure took him from countries such as Turkey and Peru to the high mountains of Pakistan .
Since 2000, he work as a Mountain Guide in Chamonix, La Clusaz and all over the world.


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What people are saying about Sébastien



Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.



Thanks for all your help!



I had a great time climbing with Sebastien. He modified the trip because of the weather and was able to find dry rock on a wet day. Throughout the trip Sebastien not only provided plenty of climbing but also helped me on skills that I wanted to improve on.



Sebastien was a great guide! Thank you :)



Sebastien was a fantastic guide, I had a great time and learned a lot. I would 100% use him again as a guide and the climbing / route choices were great as well

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