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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodJul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • 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.