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2-Day Ascent of the Matterhorn via Hörnli Ridge

Join IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide Andrej on a 2-day ascent of the Matterhorn via Hornli Ridge in the Swiss Alps!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Description

The renowned Matterhorn is one of the most famous mountains in the Alps and has many routes that lead to its peak, including the stunning Hörnli Ridge. Of course, this mountain is famous for a reason and demands its respect. Climbing the Matterhorn is not so simple, and always best to do with a seasoned guide. On this 2-day ascent via Hörnli Ridge, I will gladly show you to its summit.

We begin our excursion at Zermatt at an altitude of 1608 meters. From there, we will take a cable car to the Black Lake at 3266 meters. Then, we will continue by foot for two hours until we reach the Hörnli hut. The hut has recently been renovated and is at the base of the peak of the Matterhorn. The next day, we will rise at 4 am and then set off on our ascent to the summit. We will need to walk ten minutes to the start of the Hörnli Ridge, and from there, 4-5 hours to the peak.

Climbing the Matterhorn is no easy task. It is important that you have prior climbing experience and that you have a good fitness level! I recommend that you warm-up for the Matterhorn with one of our less demanding ascents first. For example, you could try this 3-day ascent of the Jungfrau or 1-day ascent of Dent Du Geant to help you acclimatize. Of course, I will be there every step of the way to assist you and show you the ropes. The reward of the climb will be a great sense of accomplishment, and some truly stunning sights! 

Are you ready for a unique challenge to the top of the famous Matterhorn? Then book your place now and join me on this 2-day ascent via the Hörnli Ridge!

And if you would like to try a slightly more challenging route, you can join me on this 2-day ascent of the Matterhorn via Lion’s ridge!

Accommodation

Hörnli hut

Meeting point

Zermatt

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About the guide

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I was born in Kranj (Slovenia), and since I was a child the mountains have been my passion. I graduated in Sports at Ljubljana University and started an alpine career as a member of the Kranj Alpine Club.

In 1977, I climbed my first eight-thousander: it was a new route on Gasherbrum I. Some years later, a partner and I became the first Slovenians to ascend Mt Everest, also on a new route.

In fact, I’ve been at the top of Everest twice. The second time, I reached the summit with my wife Marija, and we were the first married couple achieving that.

Throughout my alpine career, I took part and even lead more than 20 expeditions in the Nepalese Himalayas. There, I climbed more than six peaks over eight thousand meters: two of them on new routes and three using pure alpine style. I also climbed in Patagonia, Pamir, USA, Caucasus and Scotland.

However, my major success was climbing a new route on Kangchenjunga, in alpine style and together with climber Marko Prezelj. After this, we won the prestigious mountaineering award Piolet d’Or.

I am a mountain guide since 1982 and I obtained my IFMGA license in 1997. I am also an instructor at the Slovenian Mountain Guide Association (SMGA).

I still live in Kranj with my wife and the youngest of our three children.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 928 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)


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