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Matterhorn 8-day ascent with preparation

Join an IFMGA certified mountain guide on this amazing Matterhorn week! You'll climb the surrounding peaks as preparation and eventually culminate with Matterhorn.

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8 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep




The Matterhorn (4478m) is one of the highest summits in Europe. And one of the most emblematic in the world, that's for sure!

Its ascent can be challenging, but I propose here a full week of preparation, ascending other peaks in the area. In this way you will maximize your chances of success for the last day.

My plan is to teach you during the week all the skills you need to summit Matterhorn, and put them in practice throughout the program.

In my opinion, this is the best option if you don't have much mountaineering experience. But you still have to be in good shape!

Once you reach the top of this famous mountain, you will understand why it is so coveted among mountaineers. The feeling up there is amazing!

During the program we will climb the Riffelhorn, the Breithorn, the Pollux and more. In addition, on one of the days we'll get the chance to do some via ferrata.

Interested in this approach to climb Matterhorn? It's also a great opportunity to get to know the area! Please contact me, I will be waiting for your message. And if you don't have so much time available, I also guide other ascents, including the Breithorn and Pollux 2-day guided ascent.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Lifts and mountain huts are not included.


Day 1: Riffelhorn

Technical training and mountain climbing.

Day 2: Breithorn

Technical training and normal route.

Day 3: Via ferrata

Via ferrata Gorge / rest day.

Day 4: Kamel

Sleeping at the Gandegg hut.

Day 5: Pollux

Sleeping at the Guide d’Ayas hut.

Day 6: Breithorn traverse

And return to Zermatt.

Day 7: Hörnli hut

Day 8: Matterhorn


About the guide

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ES Adventure Guides



Mountain Guide

Tomas and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Kyriakos, Daniel, Andrej, Tobias, Bernd, Herbert, Guy and Noé) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Switzerland.

Whether you wish to climb the Matterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau or Monch, or enjoy amazing freeride or ski touring days around Verbier or Zermatt, among other great options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Tomas will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides Switzerland and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!


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What people are saying about ES Adventure Guides


I had am amazing time during the 1-day off-piste training course at Hoch-Ybrig. Urs, our main mountain guide, was very helpful in answering my queries before the course, and Lupe from explore-share was helpful in selecting the course. We had 3 groups under Urs, Mario and Patrick, and I was in the group with Patrick. He gave us a lot of nice tips and individualized video analysis. He made a special effort to convey everything in English, since I don't know German. All the participants were very helpful and friendly too! The course is good value for money as skis are included for the weekend in the course price.



Very user friendly platform with timely responses from Explore Share representatives. The trip itself with Tom from Alps Adventures was awesome and ensure that we had an experience that was 100% what we wanted. Recommend both the platform and the guide. Thanks to all for arranging and delivering so well.

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