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Climb the Matterhorn (4,478m) from the Italian side via the Cresta del Leone, 2 days


Come and climb the amazing Matterhorn mountain from the Italian Side via the Cresta del Leone with IFMGA aspirant guide Marco.

Private and Group


2 Days





  • Enjoy a 2-day ascent of the Matterhorn.
  • Spend a night in the comfortable Carrel hut.


Majestic and iconic, the Matterhorn (4,478m) is an incredible symbol of the Alps. And, on this 2-day expedition, I would like to guide you to the summit of this great peak.

By way of the Cresta del Leone on the Italian side of the mountain, we will make our ascent. The ascent, while not overtly difficult, does have some tough spots. As a result, it is important that participants have prior climbing experience on rocky terrain, as well as experience with crampons. Furthermore, you should be in good physical condition as well.

On the first day of the trip, from Cervinia, we will climb to either the Plain Maison at an altitude of 2,500 meters or make our way to the Duke of Abruzzi refuge at 2,800 meters. From there, we will go to the Carrel hut, where we will spend the night. We will be climbing for approximately 5 hours on the first day of the trip.

On the second day of the trip, we will climb for approximately 5 to 6 hours to the summit of the Matterhorn. After you’ve enjoyed the unbelievable views from the summit, we will descend either by the same route we ascended or along the Hornli ridge.

Climbing the Matterhorn is an experience you will never forget. To enjoy it for yourself, all you have to do is send a request.

I also offer a 2-day ascent of the highest peak in the Alps: Mont Blanc, which you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include transportation, accommodation for participants and guide, cable car usage and personal expenses.



Carrel Hut

More info

Participants should bring the following items: helmet, harness, boots, crampons and classic ice axes, headlamp, 2 snap-hook carabiners, 1 lanyard strap, sunglasses, sunscreen, backpack, personal clothing.

Meeting point


About the guide

My name is Marco Bigatti, nicknamed “Il Biga”. I was born in Milan, I started climbing in 2006 and since then I have not been able to tear myself away from the vertical world. I turned my passion into a job, becoming Mountain Guide in October 2017, the first mountain guide that lives all the year in Sardinia.
I experience the mountains from a 360-degree point of view. I have practiced all disciplines of climbing in the Alps: rock climbing, alpinism, ice climbing , as well as ski mountaineering.

In addition to alpinism, I love pure sport climbing, seeking out the best climbing sectors throughout the entire Alpine range. But it was in Sardinia that I found a paradise of crags, in particular in the south-west of the island, where you are able to enjoy all types of climbing throughout the year.
I offer climbing day or trips for beginners or experienced climbers who need a guide, multipitch packages for those who want to live an alpine experience, climbing courses, all-inclusive climbing holiday with accommodation in our nice B&B by the sea, guided trekking and mountain biking tours.


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What people are saying about Marco Bigatti

Cozette Lehman


November, 2022

I spent a lot of money to fly to this location and to stay multiple nights at the guide’s b&b. If I had known I would only spend two hours doing one multi-pitch climb (and not the Pan de Zucchero climb I had paid for), I would’ve saved my money and gone elsewhere with another guide. As a result, I will not be using Explore-Share guides in the future if this is the model. In addition to a very short day climbing, the second day I had planned to add on was canceled when my guide had a stomach ache. He did not refer me to any other guides in the area. I was a woman on my own without transportation on an island in a remote town with a population of 700 people. As a consolation, I spent the day at a nearby beach where a local proceeded to grope and sexually assault me. When I mentioned this to Marco before leaving on my last morning in town, his irreverence was disappointing to say the least.

Richard Beck


October, 2022

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Rosemarie daly


July, 2022

Fantastic experience. Thank you Marco!

Cally Archibald


July, 2022

We had the BEST day climbing with Marco in the Masua Cliffs. It was our first multi pitch so I was a little nervous but Marco made the whole experience seem so relaxed and fun. He was super professional and adjusted easily to suit our level, and sang me lots of songs when I got scared 😅. The climb itself was amazing. Because it was our first time we did an easier 5c route but it had lots of fun challenges - crack, slab, chimney. For me it was super technical and fun. The abseil down was one of the most spectacular feelings I have ever experienced. I will remember it forever. Grazie Marco for a great introduction to outdoor climbing. We can't wait to get more experienced and come back to stay longer and do some of the harder routes.

Christian Schlegel


June, 2022

Marco is a gentleman and a very conscientious guide. He was prepared and always ahead of the game. We will try to go climbing with him again. Thanks Marco! The choice of route was an alternative due to closure on the Pan di Zucchero. It did provide a similar experience from what we can tell. So far I like the Explore-Share Service. It has been efficient and uncomplicated with reminders and an easy way to put us in contact with our guide.

Ping-hsuan Shen


October, 2021

Really good experience booking via Expore and Share. We've been in contact with several companies to arrange a climbing class but non of them were able to book a guide for us, Expore and Share managed. Put guide Marco was super friendly and experienced, we strongly recommend him.

Alessio Pinna


March, 2020

Dear All Due to Coronavirus situation we couldn’t do the excursion, can I please get a refund? Regards Alessio Alessio

Elena Ntagka


September, 2019

Marco was an excellent guide! Our communication before, during and after the tour was excellent which helped us be very well prepared and enjoy our adventure. Furthermore, he was very well prepared and supported us thought the tour. I'd highly recommend this tour with Marco!

Theo Williams


September, 2019

Marco was an excellent guide. He made both my girlfriend and I feel very relaxed and safe, whilst pushing us when needed. Would highly recommend!

DeVette Taylor - Scripps


July, 2019

Marco, was simply amazing! Very helpful and accommodating especially with working with our schedule. He pushed us all to be keep going(and watch our footing)!

Mary Claire Sheridan


July, 2019

Really enjoyed the Pan Di Zucchero, perfect for beginner climbing like myself. Marco was a great guide, lovely to chat too and I felt really safe during the climb.

Franz Both


July, 2019

Marco is a perfect climbing guide. He takes maximum care of his guest. I felt absolutely safe all the time. He knows the local area best and finds always shadowy routes which was very important at this time 34°C.



September, 2018

The multipitch we did at Pan di Zucchero with Marco was fantastic. A great spot to climb, with amazing views. Marco was also a great guide – friendly, experienced, and willing to pick us up from our accommodation which was very helpful.

Helene Steuer


September, 2018

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