Matterhorn 2-day guided ascent

Follow Tobias, an IFMGA mountain leader, to the summit of the Matterhorn. Let him guide you across the most famous and iconic mountain in Europe. And enjoy some of the most mesmerizing views from the top.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

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.

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 The price includes a 1:1 ratio guide fee. It doesn’t include the price for the cable car, overnight stay for you and your guide, and insurance.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: 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.

  • Day 2: 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. 

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Advanced
Fitness level required
Fit
 

About the Guide

 
 

I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide and I'm passionated about nature. I was born in 1977 and before entering in the mountain life, I worked as a teacher in Borg Lienz.

I started training as a canyoning guide 15 years ago. Since 2009, I have also trained with canyoning leaders in Carinthia. Additionally, I have been on the road as a mountain and ski instructor. During the summers, I have guided a lot in Switzerland, where I took my guests to many mountains over 4000 meters high. My “motto” in the mountains and in life has always been the same: “Never stop exploring”

I work now for Carnicoalpin where our main objective is leading and accompanying you on steep mountains and great ski slopes with a particular focus set on safety.

For more information, please feel free to contact me. We can discuss about your wishes and the different options I offer. I will be really happy to be your guide and share a great moment with you!

 
 

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