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Matterhorn guided climb via Hornli ridge

Matterhorn guided climb via Hornli ridge
Matterhorn Hornli Mountain hut
Matterhorn hornli ridge fixed ropes
Matterhorn summit picture
Matterhorn

Guy, IFMGA certified mountain guide, takes you to the top of mythical Matterhorn via Hornli ridge. A unique 2-day ascent for experienced mountaineers!

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Alps

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Description

The Matterhorn or Cervino (4478m) is at the border between Italy and Switzerland. If you love the mountains, I have no doubt that this ascent is in your bucket list! Indeed, it's one of the most famous mountains in the world.

As Zermatt is nearby, we will meet there to start this 2-day trip. I chose the Hornli ridge route for the ascent, on the northeastern side. It's probably the easiest route to the top. After reaching the Hörnli Hut on the first day, we set to reach the summit on day 2. Once we get there, you will understand why everyone dreams with it!

An extra advantage of this program? The röstis at the hut are exceptional!

Please note that to be able to enjoy this expedition to its maximum, it's better to acclimatize. You could go for something easire like the Breithorn traverse or the Pollux. I can arrange this as well!

Interested in experiencing this challenging but immensely rewarding ascent? Then don't hesitate to send me a request! I will be waiting for your message. Also, check out the Breithorn Mountaineering Traverse Route, a perfect preparation and acclimatization traverse for the ascent of Matterhorn. And if you are looking for more adventures in the Alps, I also love to ascend Zinalrothorn.

Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 1800 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price indicated is for the 2-day climb. If you just want to join me for summit day, it will be 1300 CHF. Not included: accommodation (300 CHF) and lift (40 CHF).


Details

Accommodation

At the Hörnli Hut.

More info

If you plan to arrive by plane, you'll have the choice between Zurich, Geneva, Basel or Milan airport and then either take a train or a shuttle bus to reach Zermatt.

Meeting point

At Zermatt (or Hörnli Hut if you opt to join me only on summit day).

About the guide

I am a mountain guide and ski instructor based in Verbier, Switzerland.
During the summer, I enjoy very much bringing my friends and clients on the 4000 meters of the Alps and do some rock climbing in high altitude. During the winter and spring, I love going freeride skiing, ski touring and guide on the ice falls. I'll be happy to be your guide and share wonderful mountain experiences with you. Feel free to have a look at some of my programs and get in touch with me if you are interested by one of them.

Languages

Italian | German | French | English

Certificates

SBV | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Verbier, Valais (Switzerland)


What people are saying about this trip

Tomoki Imai

5.00

July, 2022

Thank you so much for guiding me!

Fahim Rahim

5.00

August, 2021

Guy was amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and expert skills. I learned a lot from him during the trip. I would do any mountain with Guy in a heart beat. This is your people if you wanna climb in the Alps.

Kevin Hadley

5.00

September, 2020

This trip was absolutely fantastic! Guy was a very knowledgeable guide, with extensive experience and know-how to get up the mountain. Guy worked with me to understand the conditions, reschedule a summit bid for later in the week, and then successfully summit the Matterhorn. I would easily consider him a short-roping jedi - which was essential for a safe trip up the Matterhorn. Speed is everything in the alpine, and Guy understands that and moves quickly, perhaps too quickly in some instances (not much time desired at summit or for pictures, etc. even though we were the third group to summit and where hours ahead of other parties). That being said, it did not detract from the overall summit and I was grateful to be off the summit before the fixed ropes were full of other parties. A more relaxed tone at times would have been appreciated but I understood the underlying desire to move quickly. The only thing lacking was a more formal expectation procedure but perhaps this is only my expectations. A formalized gear list, an understanding of the hut prices, and gondola rides, etc. Overall, this was a fantastic experience and I will definitely be using Guy again for other alpine adventures that require guiding.

Travis Workman

5.00

July, 2020

Guy was an incredible guide up the Matterhorn. Everything was clear and concise about how to reach the summit efficiently and safely. He was very knowledgeable with extensive experience in mountaineering as well as being able to speak every language on the mountain with other climbers from various countries. For anyone’s next extreme adventure I highly recommend him.

Marzena Rosiak

5.00

October, 2019

I highly recommend Explore-Share company and my guide Guy Robert May. I had a great time scrambling the Hornli Ridge with Guy-Robert which was very professional and friendly. The weather was not prominent for already settle climbing day, still Guy-Robert managed to squeeze me in his busy calendar and guides me to the top on the other day. (!) He easily shared his knowledge and experiences, gave me a few tips, and inspired to come back to Switzerland to tackle similar routes. Lupe thank YOU very much for all your help in finding perfect guide and again, Guy-Robert - many thanks for fantastic experience!

David -

5.00

September, 2019

The explore site is clumsy. it needs work, certainly on the payments. Guy-Robert was very professional, skilled. Good English, very experienced. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to friends.

William Kerr

4.00

August, 2019

Guide Guy-Robert May was absolutely excellent in the strict sense of being a mountain guide. He demonstrated outstanding knowledge of the route, safety procedures and technical aspects of the climb. However, I noted that Guy-Robert and the other local guides working with clients during my ascent seemed singularly interested in getting their work-day done quickly. I came to understand a few aspects behind their motivation. Firstly, I noted the guides don't want un-guided climbing groups to follow their route. Secondly, I learned that many of the guides have back to back bookings and need to return to the Hörnli Hut or Zermatt to meet their next clients at a certain time. Given that this is their profession, I understand the guides' desire to move things along quickly. Unfortunately rather than being forthcoming, the guides attempted to justify their reasons for such speed solely under the pretense of safety. After 30 years of mountaineering throughout the world, I am keenly aware that speed equals safety in the mountains. However for many including myself, the joy of climbing includes more than just the physical challenge. Taking moments to enjoy being in the mountains can be just as important as reaching the summit. Simply pushing a client to move as fast as possible leaves little room for that enjoyment. On the Matterhorn like any climb there are positions of relative safety. The summit and Solvay Refuge specifically come to mind. I would have liked to see my guide provide for a more leisurely stop in these areas to afford me time to enjoy my surroundings. I would highly recommend Guide Guy-Robert May to anyone solely intent on conquering their intended Swiss summit. However, for those looking to enjoy their climbs, immerse themselves in their surroundings and indulge in the technical skills being used this type of booking may not be for you. I regret not having a critical conversation with my guide about his climbing strategy prior to finalizing my booking. I am very happy to have made the summit and give all of the credit to my guide. Be that as it may, I would not book another climb with him or Explore-Share without specific assurances regarding the intended climbing philosophy.

Brandon Hull

5.00

July, 2019

Guy Robert May was fantastic! I could not have made it to the top without him. He was very friendly and experienced and I felt completely safe. I highly recommend him!

Mark Arizmendi

5.00

September, 2018

This was a fantastic trip from start to finish. Lupe and Guy helped in the pre-climb planning, and Guy is a very knowledgeable guide, and is thorough in planning. I can hardly wait to go again.

Jay Lee

5.00

August, 2018

This is awesome! Actually I could not go to the Matterhorn, because I wasn't fit. Instead of that, I went to the Pollux and Breithorn. It is touching to me, and I will go to the Matterhorn with fitting body and stamina. Thank you for giving me great experience

Larry

5.00

August, 2018

I really loved Guy. He was the perfect guide for me for my climb up the Hornli ridge of the Matterhorn. He was fun, patient and very experienced. Guy really knows the mountain and he loves what he does. I highly recommend him for your climbing adventures

Peca Ahmetspahic

5.00

July, 2018

Awesome trip with professional, friendly and highly recommended guide!

Sam Brown

5.00

July, 2018

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Junsuke Arita

5.00

August, 2017

This was my second trip with Guy. I decided to do the Matterhorn with Guy because he was very good at our first trip (Breithorn half traverse), but during this trip he impressed me even more. His professional skills as well as personality are exceptional. I am now planning my third and fourth trips with Guy. Matterhorn via Hornli ridge was simply just great. If you have enough experience and physical strength and the weather condition is good, it would definitely become an unforgettable climb.




 

 

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