Matterhorn guided ascent 4-day trip


Maria, an IFMGA certified guide, will take you to the summit of the mythical Matterhorn, in a challenging and unforgettable ascent!


4 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep




Would you like to climb one of the most emblematic mountains in the Alps? Then join me on this 4-day challenging ascent to the Matterhorn (4478 m), a dream for every mountaineer!

The Matterhorn, also called Monte Cervino, lies on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Also, it is one of the most famous mountains in the world. This is probably due to its distinctive pyramidal shape and an interesting history.

We will climb by the Hörnli ridge (Hörnligrat) and we will also climb the Breithorn as a preparation for the summit.

Please note this is a challenging ascent, so you need to be in excellent shape. Also, you need a good amount of experience in the use of crampons and a good head for heights! Climbing difficulty is graded 3 (UIAA).

We will meet in Herbriggen and on the second day we will take the cable car to the Klein Matterhorn. We will enjoy one of the most beautiful ridge tours in the Alps! Then, we will traverse to the Volante Bivouac and climb the Breithorn (4164 m). We will return by cable car to the hotel. On the third day, the cable car will take us to the Hörnli Hut.

Finally, on the fourth day, we will climb up to the Matterhorn summit. Early in the morning, we head to the start of the impressive Hörnli ridge, together with many other climbers. And then, the summit attack! The view from the Matterhorn summit is simply breathtaking!

This last day will be quite long: it will take us about 10 hours to get to the summit and to go back down. You can check the detailed itinerary below this text.

So contact me if you want to climb the mythical Matterhorn! I will give you more information and we can start planning this amazing ascent. It will be an unforgettable experience.

You can also check out my Piz Bernina guided ascent program, or the Grossglockner ascent by the Studl ridge!


Day 1: Herbriggen-Bergfreund Hotel

We will meet at the Bergfreund Hotel in Herbriggen. Tour briefing and equipment check.

Day 2: Klein Matterhorn-Breithorn

Today we will enjoy one of the most beautiful ridge ascent tours of the Western Alps. We will take the cable car to the Klein Matterhorn and traverse to the Volante Bivouac. We will pass the Breithorn (4164 m) with a rock climbing difficulty  up to 3+ and 45 ° in the ice. We will return by cable car. Overnight at the hotel. (About 5 h- 680 m).

Day 3: Schwarzsee-Hörnli Hut

In the afternoon we will take the cable car to Schwarzsee and then go up to the Hörnli Hut. (About 2 h / ↑ 676 m).

Day 4: Matterhorn Summit

Early in the morning we will start our climb, together with a lot of people, towards the entrance of the Hörnli ridge. In the dark, we will climb over the entrance of the ridge. At sunrise we will be under the Solvay Hut and continue over the impressive ridge to the summit. The view from the 4478 metres high peak of the Matterhorn is overwhelming! The descent demands full concentration again. After a short stop at the Hörnli Hut, we will continue to the Schwarzsee cableway station. (About 10 h / ↑ 1200 Hm, ↓ 1900).



More info

I offer rental equipment (harness, helmet, crampons, etc.) and cabin reservation.

Meeting point

Bergfreund Hotel, Herbriggen, Switzerland


About the guide

I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide and a climbing lover. I grew up in a small farm in Mittersiller Sonnberg. My parents used to show us the beauty of our mountains. When I was 10 years old I went ski touring for the first time and I really loved it. The next years, I started climbing walls which really fascinated me. I also participated in many competitions.

My career took me to Hohe Tauern National Park where I finished the ranger training to bring visitors to the beauties of my country.

In 2013, I got my official certificate as a mountain guide and ski instructor. A dream came true! Since 2014, I have been working a full time guide, guiding in different areas such as Ortler, Valais, Dolomites, Wilder Kaiser, Muztagh Ata (China)... and of course, in some of our famous mountains such as Großvenediger and Großglockner.

Feel free to get in touch with me! I'll be glad to share with you a great moment in the mountains!

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Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip.



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