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Climbing the Matterhorn via the Lion’s Ridge with acclimatization (3 days)

Viktor, an IFMGA certified guide, wants to take you on a 3 day mountaineering adventure to the summit of the great Matterhorn in the Alps via the Lion's Ridge.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Spend 3 days climbing to the summit of the great Matterhorn.

  • Enjoy a spectacular sunrise from the peak's summit.

  • Get properly acclimatized from the top of Breithorn.

Description

Arguably one of the most famous mountains not only in the Alps of Europe, but in the entire world, the Matterhorn (4,478m) is truly breathtaking. From its distinct pyramid shape to the views offered from its magnificent summit, this peak that straddles the border between Italy and Switzerland is nothing short of magical. And on this 3-day expedition, I would like to guide you to the top of this incredible mountain.

Our trip will begin with an early lift ride to Plato Rossa and the summit of Breithorn (4,164m). Thus providing you with enough time to get properly acclimatized. On the second day of the trip, we will begin early and take a car to the Rifugio Orionde (2,802m). From there, we will climb up by way of the Lion’s ridge to the Rifugio Carrel (3,830m), where we will rest. Finally, on the last day of the trip, very early in the morning we will make our way up to the Matterhorn’s summit. Once there, you can witness the sunrise from the peak’s summit.

The Matterhorn has 4 steep faces, split by 4 exposed ridges. Depending on your climbing experience, all of those ridges will be considered for the summit approach. However, regardless which ridge we choose, all participants must have prior mountaineering experience. You should also be in good physical condition as well.

Climbing the Matterhorn is an experience you will never forget. If you would like to enjoy that experience over 3 incredible days, on a 1:1 guide to climber ratio, just send me a request.

Would you like to climb to the summit of Mont Blanc in the French Alps? Then come and join me on this 2-day trip.

Accommodation

The Carrel refuge.

More info

Along with necessary climbing equipment, participants should also bring the following items: mountain boots, sun glasses, 30 liter back pack, belay sling, 2 screw carabiners and 2 pairs of gloves.

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About the guide

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Mountains have been part of my life for more than two decades now. It's been an intense relationship that consumed my everything. First, I practiced skiing and all forms of climbing: sport, traditional, big wall, aid, ice and mixed. I risked it all, giving my life away and winning it back on big and hard mountain faces.

Some years later, I studied paramedicine and joined the Heli-Rescue service. I witnessed my own triumph as an alpinist and tragedy as a rescuer, which completed my understanding of what the mountain is in relation to people. This was the beginning of the end of my alpinist alter ego.

In 2016 I climbed Cerro Torre and pushed a new line as a mountaineer in Patagonia. This was the climbing climax which gave way to my mountain guiding career: my third and most balanced perspective on the world of mountains and on the mountains of the world. Since then, I've guided climbing and skiing trips in the Alps, the Caucasus range, the Cordillera Blanca in Peru and in the mountains ranges of Eastern Europe, among others.

Appreciating happiness through the eyes of others is what finally brought harmony to me, and this is what I want to share with people.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1289 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• You can rent necessary equipment such as ice ax, harness, crampons and helmet for 20 additional Euros. The price does not include accommodation, meals and lifts.


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