Hiking around Mount Matterhorn

7-day hike around one of the emblematic summits in the Alps, the Matterhorn, through Zermatt, Zinal, Arolla, Val d'Hérens... with Jules Henri, mountain leader UIMLA.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The iconic summit of the Alps, the Matterhorn, at 4478m of altitude, above Zermatt, Switzerland, and Cervinia, Italy! Let’s walk together during 7 days around this historic symbol of alpinism and let’s discover the different cultures and aspects of this alpine hike, which makes us dream!

    From the Zermatt valley we will reach the mineral world and glaciers, getting closer to the peaks at 4000 m. Our way alternates different passes and valleys, going in the direction of Zinal village and then going to Arolla at the Val d’Hérens. Our tour will become more alpin when crossing Collon pass to find Italy and its hostels, always a guarantee of kindness and hospitality.

    The Matterhorn becomes here Monte Cervino and we will climb into the wild Valcornière valley, then joining the italian side of Matterhorn valley. On the last days, we will spend some time at the foot of the summit, finding the Théodule pass and then one of the capital cities of alpinism, Zermatt. The idea is to let you enjoy it longer 😉

    We will stay in lodges and mountain refuges.

    I will allow up to 10 people with me. If your group were more numerous, I would ask a friend guide (also certified by UIMLA) to come with us.

    Contact me and let’s take this beautiful hike together ;)!

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      Accommodation

      In lodges and mountain refuges.

       

      About the Guide

       
       

      UIMLA Mountain Leader and Trail runner
      I discovered mountain hiking at a young age with my parents, visiting different refuges in the Alps and in my region. When I was 12 years old I got my first race bike, and a beautiful adventure started where I discovered a fascinating universe. Cycling became a huge passion and I traveled more and more kilometers discovering my region. I increased distances and when I was 16 years old I would take 150-200km trips in the mountain.
      At 17, I decided to take a rather crazy challenge: the Tour du Mont-Blanc in 1 day in road bike (320km and 8000m+). I rode a lot during those years and I participated in some cyclosportives during the summer. Trail remained unknown to me. In 2005, I was a volunteer in the UTMB and I thought that all those trailers were a bit crazy. The next years, the CCC was created, and since I was too young to participate I helped my brother.
      I decided to start in trail in 2007 with the CCC and I trained only for cycling. The race went quite well and I took a big step towards the race of all races, I planned the UTMB for 2008.
      I started to get more and more into trail and to enjoy more and more running in the mountain during the summer. I participated in many trails to get prepared to the UTMB. The initial 60km of the Mont Blanc were a true suffering with gastric problems, but I managed to finish the race. I needed to try it again in 2009 to prove myself. This race was like a dream, and I arrived 27th at Chamonix.
      I got more and more invested in this sport, and after the UTMB of course I dreamed of the Grand Raid in the Reunion Island! I ran and arrived 15th in 2010 after an UTMB truncated by bad weather conditions.
      But returning from Reunion, I started thinking about a new incredible race: Tor des Géants!
      During 2011, because of a professional change, I could dedicate more time to my favourite sport and I could improve a lot during a great season, having been the winner of Tor des Géants, which is considered the hardest on foot endurance test in the world.
      Currently, I practice ski-alpinism in winter, and my summers are dedicated to trail, with a lot of bike-trail mixed trainings. The objectifs remain the same, to
      go beyond my own limits and to discover the mountains! I can also share my passions by teaching ski in winter and being mountain leader in summer, as well as supervising trail stages around Mont-Blanc or diverse hikes.

       
       


       

       

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