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Climbing Matterhorn via Lion’s ridge


Enjoy a 2-day climbing ascent of Mount Matterhorn through the Lion's ridge from Cervinia, or the Hornli ridge from Zermatt with one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team.



2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Discover the most iconic mountain in the Swiss Alps.
  • Take a demanding ascent and reach a mountaineering goal.
  • Contemplate beautiful views from the summit.


Climbing Mount Matterhorn is always a great pleasure for us. 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 our favorite spots in the Alps. It has inspired many of our dreams. We 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!


More info

Equipment list : - Harness - Helmet - Classic Crampons - Classic ice axe I can rent you the above item if you need - Mountain boots - Sun glasses - Backpack (30 lt) - Daisy chain or longe - 2 screw carabiners - 2 pairs of gloves (light and warm)

In case of bad weather, we will try to move the trip to another area or date if possible, or we will refund you.

Meeting point

- Cervinia for the Lion's ridge - Zermatt for the Hornli ridge

Equipment you will need to bring


Ice axe





Other gear: Mountain boots, daisy chain or longe, 2 screw carabiners, 2 pairs of gloves.

About the guide

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.

Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.

We want to build a strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.

Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!

Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!


Italian | French | English




Aosta Valley, Italy

What people are saying about this trip



July, 2019

Stefano was an experienced and demanding guide.

Maxime Khamnei


July, 2019

Incredible adventure. The contact and the organisation with Peaks Hunter was perfect. The experience with the Guide (Claudio) was also perfect. Very professional guide, perfect French speaker. It was a pleasure to spend those two days with him. Reaching the summit without him would have been impossible. (Do not believe in the Youtube videos over the Lion Ridge, they are not a good representation of the journey, much harder but way more nice) Thank you Peaks Hunter.



September, 2015

Hi, I had a great time climbing the Matterhorn. It was not easy but it was a real challenge. Many thanks to you Elis for the advices and all the help you gave me. You really made this adventure fun. Hope to see ya soon. Ash.



September, 2015

Climbing Matterhorn has been an extraordinary mountaineering experience for me. I particularly enjoyed the spectacular views while going up and from the summit (discovering Dent d’Hérens, Monte Rosa Range, Dent Blanche…during the sun rise). I also liked the fact that it required different climbing technics to go up (ice, rock…). Thank you very much Elis for guiding me on Matterhorn. I felt secured and I enjoyed very much your company. Let’s do another peak together soon!

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1392 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

20 Euros/per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet. Transfers and accommodation are not included in the price.



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