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Climb the Matterhorn via the Hornli Ridge, 5 days with training and acclimatization in Chamonix

Climb the Matterhorn via the Hornli Ridge, 5 days with training and acclimatization in Chamonix
Climb the Matterhorn via the Hornli Ridge, 5 days with training and acclimatization in Chamonix
Climb the Matterhorn via the Hornli Ridge, 5 days with training and acclimatization in Chamonix

Let IFMGA certified mountain guide Kyriakos take you on the ultimate mountaineering experience: a 5-day ascent of the Matterhorn.



5 Days

Jul, Aug




  • Enjoy the ultimate mountain experience as you climb the Matterhorn
  • Learn more about the best climbing and mountaineering techniques
  • Take in the spectacular sights from the top of the Matterhorn


Climbing the Matterhorn is a mountaineer’s dream. Join me on this 5-day trip to make that dream a reality.

This is not an easy climb. You’ll need alpine experience, a good level of fitness, and determination. However, the reward will be worth it in the end.

The preparation

To prepare for this trip, we have to spend at least one night in a high-altitude mountain hut to acclimatize. We’re also going to climb technical peaks of around 3000 meters in the Chamonix area. There will be time to work on basic rope work techniques, such as how to belay and how to rappel. Plus, I’ll give you tips on how to improve your climbing skills where necessary.

The climb

For the ascent itself, we’ll start from the Zermatt side via the Hörnli Hut and the Hörnli Ridge. From the hut, we’ll follow the rock ridge for about 1200m.  This is a pretty exposed route, and rock climbing both with and without crampons will be necessary.

From the summit, you get to admire the spectacular view and congratulate yourself on your awesome achievement. Then, we’ll head back down the way we came!

Climbing the Matterhorn is an unforgettable experience. Request to book now, and you’ll be one step closer.

Plus, if you’re interested in attempting a different mountain ascent, be sure to check out my 5-day Mont Blanc ascent. 

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).


5 days of private guiding with a 1:1 client/guide ratio, all valley transports in Chamonix, the transport to Zermatt and back to Chamonix, all necessary group equipment gear (ropes, karabiners). If you are a party of 2 people, then there will be a 2:1 client/guide ratio for the training program, and a 1:1 guide ratio for the final Matterhorn ascent.


Mountain rescue insurance, accommodation in Chamonix, 2 nights half board in mountain huts, and lift passes.


Day 1: Day one

Our day will start with a cable car to the Flegere to  climb the Index. Then, we’ll spend the afternoon in the local climbing area working on our climbing technique. I’ll be there to offer any tips and information.

Day 2: Day two

Our first climb will be the Dent du Geant at 4013m. This mountain is known as the “giant’s tooth”, and it’s one of the most spectacular peaks in the Alps. It’s a really good trial run for the Matterhorn . That night, we’ll sleep in the Turino Refuge, which sits at 3371m. This will help us to better acclimatize.

Day 3: Day three

Our third day will have an early start as we get to work traversing Aiguille du Entreve at 3600m. We’ll return to Chamonix and sleep for as long as we can that night. We’ll need the energy to reach our goal!


Day 4: Day four

On day 4, we’ll begin our two-part climb of the Matterhorn. It’ll be another early start where we’ll drive to Zermatt for our ascent to the Hörnli Hut.

Day 5: Day five

The final day is a big one. It’s the day we reach the summit of the Matterhorn. We’ll set out early from the Hörnli Hut for our big climb, and when we reach the top, we’ll have a bit of time to admire the view before we head back down again.


About the guide

I am an IFMGA mountain guide living in Cyprus. I have a passion for exploring the mountains since I was child. Kyperounda, the town where I was born and raised, was my first playground, the place where I started practising different outdoor activities.

First I learnt skiing. Then, I started training and taking part in races and competitions, traveling extensively in Europe. As I am very curious, I kept trying all kinds of sports until I discovered climbing and all its exciting possibilities.

I also developed both my academic and my practical skills in the university, where I studied Outdoor Studies and Sport Science. During that time, I obtained qualifications as a Mountain Leader and a Climber.

Teaching other people is one of the things I like the most. I find a deep joy in helping others to enjoy the mountains as much as I do.

The experience of all these years as well as my technical skills, have taken me closer to my goal: becoming an IFMGA mountain guide.


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What people are saying about Kyriakos Rossidis


August, 2023

Unfortunately we couldn’t get to the top because of the weather. Very good guide

Eglė Audronytė


August, 2023

Kyriakos is the best. Professional, encouraging and an overall awesome person. The trip is unbelievalble. Had an adventure of the lifetime.

Ally Furbay


March, 2023

We were expecting to be taken somewhere that we could not have gone ourselves. One of the members of our group was a very experienced skier and we did not need to pay to have a guide take us to ski somewhere we could have skied on our own without paying.

Danny Muehlschlegel


February, 2023

We had an amazing day skiing the Vallée Blanche. Kyriakos was very patient with my 14 year old son, especially in the first treacherous crampon section. He kept us at a comfortable pace with frequent breaks and picture opportunities. The pics and videos he took were also great.


February, 2023

Kyriakos was an excellent guide for our descent of Vallee Blanche! He was accommodating toward what we were looking for in our tour. He was very knowledgeable about the surrounding alps area and enthusiastically shared that knowledge. He quickly assessed our abilities and let us go at an appropriate pace. I would recommend Kyriakos for any trip in the area.

Samuli Vallin


February, 2023

A great experience! My guide was a humble PROFESSIONAL! All and all nice guy, kept me safe, explained everything well on what we were going to do where to go on the route. Had a great time even tho it was a bit over my "level". I would recommend using this company and your guide. 5/5.

Michael Sage


February, 2023

Really great guide, friendly and helpful. Gave us some great tips and went on some super runs. His English was superb as well. Would recommend him again

Eyal Schapira


January, 2023

We enjoy the 2 day very very much . ‏Kyriakos is very professional , experience , high training skills and great attitude . We recommend on ‏Kyriakos and will look forward for next time. Thanks, Eyal

Sanjeev Sharma


January, 2023

Unfortunately there was no snow so we did not go to Vallée Blanche. We just did off-piste at Les grands Montets. Was good but not worth the money. Conditions were bad, but there was very poor communication. I think the trip should have been cancelled by the company. Was not really a back country experience we had hoped for. Not sure I would use this company again. The guide was able to give us the best skiing despite the conditions.

Pawel Surowiec


January, 2023

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Ksenia Cherepnina


January, 2023

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Rick Kennedy


December, 2022

Kyriakos was awesome. 5 stars. Highly recommend.

Adrian Peck


August, 2022

We had a fantastic 5 days mountaineering with Kyriakos, despite Gouter Refuge being shut and the Glaciers around Mont Blanc being generally unsafe. The ascent of Gran Paradiso is something I’ll remember for a very long time. A massive thank you to Kyriakos for everything that you taught us.

Mark Caslin


August, 2022

Highly recommended. Very successful trip over Leinzspitze and Nadelhorn. A very challenging climb made possible by the excellence of our two guides.

Niklas Jensen


July, 2022

I had the pleasure to do the Arête des Cosmique climb with Kyriakos this summer. His is kind, easy to be around, and has a professional mindset. Due to this the climbing experience exceeded all expectations. When I am climbing in Europe in the future, it will definitely be with Kyriakos.


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