Climbing Mount Matterhorn is always a great pleasure for me. Join me on this 2-day adventure to the top of the most iconic and beautiful mountain in the Swiss Alps.
The Matterhorn (4,478 m) is a huge pyramidal peak in the Alps, standing on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It has four steep faces surrounded by glaciers, and can be ascended through two different routes:
- From Switzerland: starting from Zermatt, via the Hornli ridge (staying at Hornli hut – 3260m).
- From Italy: starting from Breuil-Cervinia, going via Lion’s rigde (staying at rifugio Carrel – 3829m).
We can also do a traverse from one side to the other.
The Matterhorn is one of my favorite spots in the Alps. It has inspired many of my dreams. I really enjoy bringing friends and clients to this mountain and also contemplating the beautiful views when going up and from the summit.
This is a mixed and demanding ascent. It requires a very good fitness level, having previous mountaineering experience and acclimatization. We can spend one or several days together before going for the Matterhorn summit in order to train and get acclimatized.
The whole ascent will take 2 days. During the first one, we will walk up to the refuge. Then, on the second one, we will try to reach the summit and go back to our starting point.
Starting from Breuil Cervinia, we can do the first part of the ascent by car, up to Rifugio Orionde (2802m). This can save us a little bit of energy for the following parts.
It is important to mention that the program will be discussed and organized together. The path we will take will depend on your wishes, your level, the experience you have and also the weather and snow conditions.
If you wish to get prepared and spend some more days in the mountains with me, I recommend you to have a look at my Matterhorn 7-day guided climbing tour.
Please note that Matterhorn is not suitable for beginners. Previous mountaineering experience (including technical skills) is required.
Is Matterhorn on your bucket list? If so, please get in touch with me and let’s discuss it together. It will be my pleasure to take you up there!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
Skill level required
Fitness level required
- Cervinia for the Lion's ridge
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