The Matterhorn (4,478m), or Cervino, is perhaps the most famous mountain in Europe. It may be its chiseled rock pyramid shape that stands out. Or perhaps the fact that it is so iconic that it has become a landmark in the continent.
Others consider it the most beautiful. As it is surrounded by a true paradise of mountain vegetation and animals. Also, the absolute perfectly symmetry that shapes this peak, turns it into a delightful sight in the Swiss Alps. But no matter the reason for its fame, it is a must stop for every mountaineer around the world.
Also, the region that surrounds it is brimming with charming meadows and pristine terrains. What’s more, all the towns nearby, from Zermatt to other smaller ones, are equally beautiful. Additionally, many offer countless options for spending the night, luxurious inns and simple refuges. But all of them have something in common, mesmerizing views of the Matterhorn. Hence, walking through this area, is a genuine once in a lifetime pleasure, hard to pass on.
However, it is precisely because of the shape of this peak, that it represents a big challenge. It is a technical alpine rock, snow and ice climb. Thus, the best way to reach its summit is guided by someone experienced that will also ensure your safety throughout the journey.
So, if you are thinking about climbing it, this is the ideal trip for you! Let me guide you to the top of Matterhorn, on this 2-day expedition. Send me a request. I promise it will be a wonderful adventure!
Looking for a completely different type of adventure. I also guide this three days canyoning trip at Lake Garda in Italy.
Zermatt - Hörnlihut
First, we’ll take a cable car from Zermatt to Schwarzsee. Then, we’ll trek for about 2 hours through a steep track until we reach Hörnlihut. Finally we’ll stay at a refuge for the night.
Reaching the summit
We will start the day really early, at around 4:00 a.m., departing from Hörnlihut, heading to Hörnliridge. Here, we’ll climb for about 2 hours in darkness following our headlamps. Then, after another 2,5 hours we’ll reach the Solvay-Bivy. And after that, we’ll get to a ridge, which will lead us to the roof and an area with fixed ropes. The roof is the highest and most difficult part. Finally, after an icefield the ascent to the summit will get easier. It will take us around 4-5 hours to ascend, and about the same amount of time to descend. So, after 10 hours more less of climbing we’ll reach Hörnlihut again.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
Skill level required
Fitness level required