Matterhorn 7-day guided climbing tour

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!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2700 EUR

    Group of 2
    2400 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Group equipment
     20 Euros/per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1STARTING POINT

      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.

    • Day 2AIGUILLE D'ENTREVES TRAVERSE

       

      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.
    • Day 3DENT DU GEANT

      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.
    • Day 4REST DAY
    • Day 5DUCA DEGLI ABRUZZI HUT

      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.
    • Day 6SUMMIT DAY!

      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
    • Day 7CERVINIA

      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.
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Extremely Fit

    Meeting point

    Courmayeur, Italy

    Accommodation

    I can recommend some accommodations for the nights you will spend in the Aosta Valley (Courmayeur and surroundings).

    More info

    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)

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Founded in 2013 by Elis Martis and Silvia Pergami, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

    Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.

    We strive to guarantee unparalleled experiences for our clients and are constantly on the lookout for new adventures. We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.

    We love to make your dreams come true! Determination and passion are our guiding principles and we hope to pass them on to you. We want to build strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.

    Alberto, Alessandro, Claudio, Maurizio, Claudio, Jacopo, Giovanni, Elis e Silvia

     
     
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