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2-Day Ascent of the Matterhorn via Hörnli Ridge

Hornli Ridge

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



2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The listed price is per person and only includes the guiding fee. Additionally, the client must consider the cost for huts, food, drinks, and transportation during the tour, for the guide and themselves.



Hörnli hut

Meeting point


About the guide

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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Kranj, Slovenia

What people are saying about Andrej Stremfelj



August, 2021

Every thing was okay Perfect professional guide ANDREJ, very good dates choosen with perfect weather conditions !!

Joni Lehtonen


June, 2019

Strong recommendation. Walking poles could ve been useful support for hiking part.

Kwan K. Yau


September, 2018

Andrej is not extremely talkative but everything he said was gold. I hope to learn more from him, and it would be a great gift to humanity if he wrote some of his little stories in a little book.

Lina Makneviciute


June, 2018

We had an amazing time. Andrej is such a good guide, he has so much experience, we learnt a lot from him! We also felt completely safe even on those parts of the route which were a bit more difficult. The route itself is great for aspiring climbers. We had no climbing experience and felt it was perfect - you do climb the whole of the North face and there is almost no walking so you definitely get a good taste of alpine climbing but it is not too technical. It took us a long time, longer than expected, and we ended up staying in a mountain hut overnight and walking back the next day. Definitely do it but if you want to go the summit it might be better to book the two day trip as it a very long climb indeed (it took us 15 hours to get to the summit) - but of course totally worth it and the views are spectacular!



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