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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJul
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group


  • 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.


Carrel Hut

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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.

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About the guide

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Aspirant IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain 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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1031 each

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• Guiding fee

Price details

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

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