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3-day Matterhorn climb via Hornli ridge with preparation in Breithorn, Swiss Alps

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Hornli hut
Hornli hut
Zermatt Matterhorn

Join IFMGA-certified guide Nejc on this fabulous 3-day climbing experience in the Swiss Alps, starting with a preparation climb to Breithorn, to then reach the famous Matterhorn summit via the Hornli ridge, starting in Zermatt.



3 Days

Jul, Aug




The Matterhorn is one of the most famous mountains in the Alps. It's a pyramidal-shaped peak standing at 4478 meters in height.

Every approaching route to the Matterhorn is a challenging one. So, no matter the way you choose, it won't be easy. It's super important to have a good fitness condition and some prior mountaineering experience.

That's why we will go first on a preparation climb to Breithorn on day 1, before attempting Matterhorn. This will allow you to get acclimatized, and practice togehter with me the skills and techniques we will need for Matterhorn.

Our starting point will be Zermatt. On day 1 we will go to Breithorn ridge, and back to Zermatt. On day 2 we will take the cable car to the Black Lake and continue on foot for 2 hours until we reach the Hörnli hut. The following day we'll start with an early breakfast at 4 AM. After a 10 minute walk, we will arrive to our trailhead to begin the ascent via the Hornli ridge.

If you want to join me on this 3-day adventure through the Matterhorn do not hesitate to contact me and get yourself ready for some mountain action!

And if you are willing to continue having the Alps under your feet for three more days, check out the Jungfrau ascent!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Please note that I can only take 1 client with me. For a group of 2, another guide will join the group.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Mountains have been a part of my life since childhood. I started doing more serious mountaineering expeditions at the end of high school after successfully completing all levels of mountain climbing courses. In the last 10 years, I have been at least on one expedition every year. I climbed in Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, the USA, Scotland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, France, Swiss, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Tibet and Nepal.

I completed my training as a mountaineering guide and became a full member of the IFMGA family.

I enjoy climbing both Slovenian and foreign mountains.

Some of my most unforgettable and also the most successful routes:

Tsoboje - Slovenian direct (2021)
Kang Ri - East pillar (2013)
Janak - Blue racer (2012)
K7 West - The dreamers of the golden caves (2011)

The route I climbed on K7 West was rewarded with Piolet d’or recognition for mountaineering achievements in the world.

If you want to climb the north face of Triglav (Slovenia’s highest mountain) or any other walls in Slovenia, please contact me. I also enjoy guiding ski trails in winter in the Julian Alps.


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What people are saying about this trip



I'm very happy and privileged to get to climb Matterhorn together with Marija. As a guide myself, I very much appreciate the chance to meet someone as experienced and knowledgeable as her, and to be able to gather knowledge. She's positive, humble and trustworthy, and I hope to do many more advanced climbs with her. Great guide, great trip. Thank you!



Marija is a very good and experienced guide. I will definately choose to go with Marija again.



Marija was professional and showed great patience and fitness. This all culminated in a successful ascent of the Matterhorn. I would recommend her.

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