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

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

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.

Private

Alps

3 Days

Jun - Sep

High

Intermediate


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.

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.


Details

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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Viktor

5.00

(7)

Mountain Guide

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.

Languages

English | Bulgarian

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Viktor

yawen

5.00

It was a trip above our expectations. Although we have to cancel one day trip as the weather was completely terrible in the forecast somehow we managed to squeeze 1 backcountry touring day during the trip and spend 2 days off the piste - snowboarding among the trees;) We have to say it's like magic. It was our first backcountry touring trip. With the help and guidance from Victor, we managed to rent the split boards and climb almost all the way to the peak (4 hours!), and ride down on the power. The view and experience are both spectacular! We are looking forward to coming back next year when the weather and snow conditions are better and hopefully, we will be able to reach different Pirin mountain peaks. Thank you, Victor ☺

5.00

Absolutely amazing!!! We loved our hike out on the Mer de Glacé glacier with our guide Viktor. He was extremely knowledgeable and experienced, making us feel very comfortable and well taken care of. Not only did we have a spectacular hike, but we felt safe the whole time. I would definitely recommend this to others and will be back for sure for another guided hike! Thank you!

Jake

5.00

Pretty easy to organise from the UK. Guide really knew his stuff and offered tips to improve my skiing

Piotr

5.00

Victor is the best guide we've ever met. We did 3 days of skitouring with him. Even though the forecast was not too good, he made perfect itineraries to get the most out of each day. He was perfectly reliable and fair. Victor started with an easier route to see what we can do, and then every day we tried something harder, up to real ski-alpinism on the last day. He was always there to help us when we had problems. We felt perfectly safe with him all the time. He also shared lots of his knowledge and tricks - we learned more than on a skitouring course. We've had some problems with explore-share though - most of the prices of skitouring in Bulgaria displayed on their website turned out not to be up to date. But we have to admit, that the explore-share team did all they could to help us solve the problems and to find us a guide - all in a very polite and friendly way.

yawen

5.00

It was a trip above our expectations. Although we have to cancel one day trip as the weather was completely terrible in the forecast somehow we managed to squeeze 1 backcountry touring day during the trip and spend 2 days off the piste - snowboarding among the trees;) We have to say it's like magic. It was our first backcountry touring trip. With the help and guidance from Victor, we managed to rent the split boards and climb almost all the way to the peak (4 hours!), and ride down on the power. The view and experience are both spectacular! We are looking forward to coming back next year when the weather and snow conditions are better and hopefully, we will be able to reach different Pirin mountain peaks. Thank you, Victor ☺


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