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

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1100 EUR

     

    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 (150CHF per person), and insurance.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Zermatt - 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 2Reaching 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!

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about Tobias Freiberger

     

    Tobias was an absolutely fantastic guide for our adventure on the Matterhorn (his 85th ascent!), and could not recommend him more highly as a guide and person. We required a second guide for the actual matterhorn climb as there was two of us - instead of Tobias telling us to find someone, he fully arranged another guide that he knew and trusted for the trip up, which allowed us to focus solely on our climbing and training for the Matterhorn ascent. When a gear breakdown affected our training climb on the Breithorn half traverse, Tobias adapted the training and route to give us a bit more time and coaching with the skills needed to successfully summit the Horn. He kept expectations very realistic, and pushed us as positively and confidently as possible. As a result, we made great time to the Matterhorn summit and back. He was also in constant communication in the months leading up to the climb, and constantly provided helpful tips and advice. Even met us for a drink when we arrived in Zermatt to introduce ourselves and gain some familiarity before the climbing began! The climb was a trip of a lifetime, and would not have been possible without Tobias. I will be booking with him again for my next trip to climb in the alps.
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    Evan Foote
    Tobias is an amazing guide. He guided me for the Riffelhorn and a Hornli Ridge 2 day Matterhorn climb. He knew the route well and made sure we were safe the whole time. He also shifted the days because the weather was bad for the original booked days. Best guide in Zermatt, I will definitely try to book him for all future trips in this region.
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    Donald King
    The Matterhorn trip was absolutely awesome. Tobias is an EXCELLENT GUIDE. I would absolutely recommand him. Answered all my questions prior to my trip in Zermatt, gave me a lot of tricks and advice the day before and during the trip. He was very good with me and also very flexible for the ascent date. Also, I was very pleased with my experience with explore-share. It was easy, straight forward and perfect. The customer service was also real good. Was exactly (and even more!) what I needed!
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    Hugo Paradis
     

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