Give yourself the best possible chance of reaching Europe's most coveted summit: the Matterhorn. Join one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team in this adventure!
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
This program is specifically planned to prepare your body for the Matterhorn ascent. We'll go on a full week of acclimatization climbs. In this way, you can improve your technical and physical skills before the summit attack.
This 7-day guided climbing tour is an instructional trip that leads you to the Matterhorn summit. As you may know, this mountain is the dream of every mountaineer because its pyramidal shape is the icon of Alpine peaks.
Although it is a gorgeous mountain, the ascent is not so easy. In fact, it requires a very hard physical preparation and some previous background in high altitude. Therefore, I have planned this trip so that you can get ready to reach the summit safely. You will climb different peaks with slow and progressive difficulty until it's time for the biggest goal: the Matterhorn.
At the bottom of this description you will find the detailed itinerary of this 7-day program. The starting point will be at the base of the SkyWay so that we can have a briefing before going on our adventure.
Please note that Matterhorn is not suitable for beginners. Previous mountaineering experience (including technical skills) is required.
Please feel free to contact me and ask me all the questions you have. I can advise you on accommodation, booking process and next departures. All you have to do is to fill the form. I'll be waiting to plan this Matterhorn climbing tour together with you!
If you are already prepared / acclimatised and/or if you have less days, you can hire me for my classic 2-day Matterhorn climbing program.
- Guiding fee
30 Euros/day per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet.
We will meet at the SkyWay base station and check the equipment. We’ll also have a short briefing before heading to the Veny Valley.
During the first day you will learn the basis of climbing. On the contrary, you can renew your current technical skills.
After that, we’ll decide whether to do. Depending on your level we can choose among doing some exercises in crags or tackling an easy long route.
Then, we take a lift to the Torino Hut (3.375 meters high) where we will dinner and spend the night.
After breakfast we’ll crampon across the Géant Glacier. We will first reach the Col Flambeau and then the Col d’Entrèves (3,517 m). From there, we’ll ascend an easy rocky ridge to begin the traverse of the sharp Aiguille d’Entrèves. The ridge gets increasingly sharper and more technical as we approach its 3604-meter summit. Then, we descend on the ridge which gets easier until we are again on the glacier. Once in the track we return to the Torino Hut to spend the night.
Elevation gain: 350 meters
Total time: 5-6 hours.
We’ll wake up early and set out for the “Giant’s Tooth” (Dent du Géant). Following an easy track we will reach a steep little couloir. This leads to the attack point of the wall which leads to the Tooth’s “Gums.” The terrain is mixed, with some snow and some easy stretches of rock.
The actual climbing begins once we reach the Gums, with a few demanding and exposed segments. And after exactly 6 pitches we will finally reach the 4013-meter summit.
The descent will be by abseiling down to the Gums, then along the normal route. We’ll return to the Torino Hut. From there we will take a cable car to the parking lot.
Elevation gain: 650 meters
Total time: 6-8 hours.
We start a new day meeting us in Cervinia. We will have the equipment checked. Then, a 4×4 transfer will take us to the Duca degli Abruzzi Hut (2,802 m). From here, the route winds its way up a series of slabs until Colle del Leone, where the final climb towards the summit begins.
After a few challenging stretches, we’ll reach the Carrel Hut (3,830 m), where we’ll spend the night and recover energies for the following hard day.
Elevation gain: 1028 meters
Total time: 4 hours.
We’ll leave the Carrel Hut around 4:30 am. The itinerary is intense and challenging all the way to Pic Tyndall. Another series of unique stretches, like the Enjambée and the Jordan Ladder, will lead us at last to our coveted summit (4,478 m).
The journey continues across steep and exposed terrain, and remains physically exerting and technically demanding until we reach the Hornli Hut, where a nice meal and some well-deserved rest await us.
Elevation: vertical gained 650 metres; vertical drop 1.220 metres
Total time: 8-10 hour
We’ll depart the Hornli Hut and head towards the Furggen Glacier, where a pleasant traverse will take us to Theodul Hut, in time to catch the cable car back to Cervinia.
Elevation gain: 200 meters
Total time: 2-3 hours.
I can recommend some accommodations for the nights you will spend in the Aosta Valley (Courmayeur and surroundings).
EXTRAS (please note that these could change depending on itinerary): - research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days. - the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20/day per person - transfers: 4WD taxi cars €100-200 round-trip, depending on the number of passengers (it could be variable) in Italian side - lifts: Skyway cableway round-trip ticket €52 per person; Zermatt-Schwarzsee cableway round-trip ticket 25€ per person, cableway from Plateau Rosa to Cervinia one way ticket: 10,50€ per person - accomodation in mountain huts: half-board at Torino hut €60 per person and 45€ for the Guide (2 NIGHTS); 2 NIGHTS in B&B or other refuge (70€/person for night); overnight accommodation at Capanna Carrel €30 per client and 15€ for the Guide, plus the meal fees (to be share and agree with the Guide - 1 NIGHT) + Oriondè Refuge (70€ per person/Guide - 1 NIGHT) or half-board at Hörnlihutte:150€ per person (2 NIGHT) or half-board at Hörnlihutte:150€ per person (1 NIGHT) + Guide del Cervino Hut (70€ per person, 35€ for Guide)
Equipment list : - Harness - Helmet - Classic Crampons - Classic ice axe I can rent you the above item if you need - Mountain boots - Sun glasses - Backpack (30 lt) - Daisy chain or longe - 2 screw carabiners - 2 pairs of gloves (light and warm)
Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!
Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.
We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.
Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!
- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.
- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.
- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.
- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.
- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.
- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!
Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!
Let’s plan your next mountain project together!
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The trip didn't go as planned as per the initial '7 day trip with Elis'. In reality I actually ended up doing a 3 day trip with Claudio Rosset, (3 days due to the weather) which was absolutely perfect and if there is a way I can rate that then I would rate it 5/5 as an incredible climb and guide! Had a 3 day trip up The Matterhorn with Claudio Rosset, we got interrupted with the weather but Claudio made a great effort to still make a climb work out by rearranging the schedule. We made the summit safe and sound and had an incredible trip overall. With consideration to communications, logistics planning, price and overall experience, I would rate the trip, Claudio and Explore-Share all as 100% perfect and I will recommend them to anyone! Thanks, Bjarne.
Although the weather upset the original itinerary unfortunately, I truly enjoyed the climbing and overall I had a great experience. Elis and Serafino were able to propose some great alternatives. I appreciate the professionalism you have shown from start to finish. Serafino was a fantastic guide, made all the correct decisions on the mountains, was very professional and safety conscious. The scenery and mountains around Aosta and Cervinia are spectacular. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to climb there. Thanks again to you all. I will recommend Explore-Share and Peakshunter to other people in the future, Regards, Cathal
Climbing in the Mont Blanc with Elis, first time climbing, had a great time, with a good learning curve through the peaks, very professional help from Elis, would highly recommend.
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