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

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

Private

Alps

5 Days

Jul, Aug

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • 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

Description

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. 

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2500 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1800 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

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).

PRICE INCLUDES:

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.

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

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


Itinerary

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.

Languages

Greek | English

Certificates

IFMGA

Residence

Cyprus


What people are saying about Kyriakos Rossidis

Adrian Peck

5.00

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

5.00

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

5.00

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.

Edward Koenig

5.00

July, 2022

The trip rating is actually for summiting Gran Paradiso rather than Mont Blanc. Unfortunately the conditions for Mont Blanc were very poor with all the thawing of the permafrost enabling many rock slides. Explore-Share receives a 4 as the instructions for wiring funds were consistently incomplete. The address for Explore-Share that is on file with the bank is required not just the address of the bank.

DAN MORUGA

5.00

July, 2022

Kyriakos was the best guide that we could asked for and more. Very professional and skilled in any aspect of mountaineering and climbing. We learned from him a lot , spend together 5 amazing days full of action.

Matthew Chaney

5.00

July, 2022

Kyriakos was very knowledgeable, thoughtful, and attentive. I really enjoyed having him guide me up the mountain. He was more than willing to share information and answer questions that I had, and he did a good job steering me toward a route that met my personal needs/goals. I couldn’t recommend him more highly!

Eliza Hagens

4.00

July, 2022

Covid trouble made booking and reservation things difficult. - despite that very good service via explore share, thank you! However, there were some communications difficulties with the guide. Also during the trip communication on planning wasn't always great with him. Otherwise as a guide in person he was very patient and great. Trip itself was very nice, without any complaints!

Colin Finnegan

5.00

June, 2022

Appreciated the professionalism and flexibility of my guide. On summit day, some groups turned back due to the winds, but Kyriakos decided to continue and assess as we got higher up. We ended up making the summit. I appreciated his willingness to put in the effort to continue on instead of just calling it like others did. Great guide and would book with him again.

Steven bonorris

5.00

May, 2022

well done tour by Kyriakos -- competent, fun to be around. a great day in Vallee Blanche -- one thing, would've been very nice to receive a copy of the photos that Kyriakos snapped of our group!

Muffy Ferro

5.00

March, 2022

Kyriakos Rossidis is a fantastic touring and skiing guide. Our safety and well-being was his top concern. Extremely competent and helpful with equipment and all arrangements with huts, etc. Also great company — low-key, friendly, sense of humor. Could not ask for a better guide.

Joanne Whitehead

5.00

March, 2022

Our giude Kyriakos Rossidis was excellent.

Vytautas Skruodys

5.00

February, 2022

The skiing trip to Vallee Blanche was very good, a guide helped us to stay safe, and showed most beautifull places in Vallee Blanche.

Michiel Coolens

5.00

July, 2021

Een indrukwekkende ervaring, zeer goede begeleiding en vlotte organisatie. De eerste dagen afwisselende trek en klimtochten om te acclimatiseren en gewenning te krijgen met omgeving, de gids staat open voor suggesties en persoonlijke voorkeuren.

Daniel Bosnick

4.00

June, 2021

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Gabriela Jansen

4.00

October, 2020

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Niels Dau

5.00

August, 2020

Kyriakos is great, trustful, and one can learn a lot from him! Would do it anytime again, thanks!

Angeliki Agorou

5.00

April, 2020

Taking a rock climbing course with Kyriakos was the right choice for me. He is professional, experienced, rigorous, very serious about his teaching and pushes you beyond your limits in the best way possible. He would always answer all questions we had and took the time to help with our weaknesses and fears. By the end of the course I felt I had build a strong background on safety and very confident to lead on my own. He is an aspiring mountain guide and nature lover. I would strongly recommend him as a teacher and as a guide!

Anton Wagtberg

5.00

March, 2020

Really happy with our guided off piste tour! Kyros took us places where other people hadn’t been skiing before, which was really nice.

Truls Krohg

5.00

March, 2020

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Roland Jones

5.00

February, 2020

Kyros was excellent and professional! I had some delays getting my equipment in the morning, and he was more than flexible and capable of making sure I got what I needed. I would recommend him to anyone.

Thaddeus Briner

5.00

February, 2020

We very much appreciated Kyros’ professionalism and knowledge of the area. We’re fairly adept skiers but were not all that familiar with the mountaineering gear or protocol - Kyros was very thorough with his directions and making sure we were all safe. I had a 12 and 13 year old with me and he gave me a lot of confidence with his skills without being patronizing. ( Plus...he found us the goods!) We all had a great day. Happy to recommend him for or offer other intel.

Ernst Barron

5.00

February, 2020

Kyros was a great guide and did a wonderful job over two days. I highly recommend him and think he's a great guide.

Mago Productions

5.00

January, 2020

Kyriakos was awesome! Very knowledgeable but didn’t push or feel like a lesson. If we asked a question he’d answer but we never felt like he was trying to teach. I was extremely happy with how we saw every other “group” going down more or less the same route and he brought us over to a spot that was untouched.

Mariel Mauss

5.00

January, 2020

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Roberts V.

5.00

January, 2020

Kyriakos is a knowledgable and careful guide, we felt in safe hands.

Lauri Lunden

5.00

January, 2020

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Matthew Camiolo

5.00

July, 2019

Kyriakos has a ton of experience and we felt very safe with him. I wish I was in better fitness condition for climbing mountains. Going on the StairMaster was not sufficient. My quads struggled going down hill and I should have trained in boots. I ended up renting boots that gave me bad blisters

David Zwart

5.00

July, 2019

It was a great experience, with just the two of us in the group. The guide was kind and helpfull. The view was fantastic and the climbing great!

GHEETHA ARUMUGAM

5.00

July, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. For one who has limited climbing skills, it was gradual and exciting.

Frazer Gillespie

5.00

July, 2019

We found Kyriakos to be thorough, professional, even tempered and completely trustworthy. At no point did we notice unnecessary risk or exposure and Kyriakos’s professional manner shone through at all times. We would definately consider using his services again in the future. Frazer Gillespie (Inverness, Scotland).

Lonneke Rhodens

5.00

April, 2019

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James Stratton

5.00

February, 2019

My Son and I we're absolutely delighted with our day out skiing the Vallee Blanche. Our guide Kyriakos was friendly, helpful and extremely professional. We really felt that we were being looked after by one of the best. Kyriakos also shared his knowledge of the route, the mountains and he even gave us some tips to improve our skiing. An absolutely fantastic experience that we will never forget.

James Stratton

5.00

February, 2019

My Son and I we're absolutely delighted with our day out skiing the Vallee Blanche. Our guide Kyriakos was friendly, helpful and extremely professional. We really felt that we were being looked after by one of the best. Kyriakos also shared his knowledge of the route, the mountains and he even gave us some tips to improve our skiing. An absolutely fantastic experience that we will never forget.

Alan O'Regan

5.00

July, 2018

I had a brilliant time on my 2 day climbing ascent of Mont Blanc. The guide was great and I really enjoyed the challenge of the climb aswell as the stunning views and scenery. I would recommend this trip to anyone who is thinking of climbing Mont Blanc and feels they have the fitness and ability to do so in limited time and feels they are able enough for the harder Trois Monts route. It truely was an amazing experience!

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5.00

July, 2018

We made it to the summit eventually. It turned out to be a really nice good trip. Our guided days were great.

Will Zimmer

5.00

July, 2018

Kyriakos is a top guide and a clear expert in his profession. He is a patient mountain guide and Is the best guide I have ever had the pleasure of climbing with. If you’re determined to climb Mont Blanc Kyriakos and his amiable personality will ensure you have fun on the way to the summit! I will seek his services in the future for other climbs around the world.

Andreas Psoma

5.00

June, 2018

Great tutor with always the safety concern in mind. Passionate for what he does, patient, and always there to demonstrate the right advice and have an experience of a lifetime.

Elena Tsangaridi

5.00

May, 2018

Kyriakos is an amazing climbing instructor. He gives priority to the safety of him trainees and to the understanding of all safety measures during climbing. He sees the abilities and the will of each trainee. By this way he helps his trainees to reach their maximum potential during the climbing course.

Andreas Kyprianou

5.00

May, 2018

Kyriakos was an exceptional guide and coach. His professionalism when he was training us together with his patience and his support made him the ideal trainer for me. This man is a calm force that you can count on. I will choose Kyriakos for the next rock climbing levels in the future to complete my training!

dan ben dror

4.00

October, 2017

The mountain and the entire area is amazing on ots beauty, but two days are not enough for this climb. When I wanted too book the trip the guide dis warn me but I wanted to try anyways. Unfortunatelly like he said, I didn't get aclimatiazed to air and couldnt make it to the top. You should try and do the mont blanc climb, just not in 2 days, unless you're experienced with climing and low air environment.

Junsuke Arita

5.00

September, 2017

Kyros was a very nice guide. Very skilled and also nice. Arête des Cosmiques was a very nice mix of rock, ice and snow with excellent access. Highly recommended!!

Nayia

5.00

June, 2017

Simply the best!! Kyrros loves what he does! A very responsible person/mountain guide He has an amazing sense of humour Fab time guaranteed Best instructor ever ️




 

 

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