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2-Day Ascent of the Matterhorn via Hörnli Ridge

2-Day Ascent of the Matterhorn via Hörnli Ridge
Matterhorn summit
2-Day Ascent of the Matterhorn via Hörnli Ridge
2-Day Ascent of the Matterhorn via Hörnli Ridge

Join IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide Martin 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.

I always suggest my guests to go for a 3-day program to ascend Matterhorn, including a preparation/assessment day on Breithorn ridge. This increases dramatically the chances of summiting Matterhorn.

In order to go on the 2-day ascent, you need to be very well acclimatized and trained, and have a solid experience in mountaineering and rock climbing. Besides good fitness and proper acclimatization, you should have experience in being guided on a short rope and climbing easy rocky terrain with crampons.

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! If you prefer to get prepared for this ascent in other peaks, I also recommend 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!

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


Frequently Asked Questions

How experienced and trained do I need to be to go for a 2-day ascent to Matterhorn?

About the guide

I’m a mountain guide based in Bled, Slovenia. Climbing and alpinism are a big part of my life and I feel like mountains are my second home.

I was introduced to the mountains by my father, a mountain rescuer and a romantic alpinist. He made sure that I don’t see the mountains only as a sports playground but also as a place where a person can enjoy and get to know himself better.

Living in the heart of the Slovenian Alps gave me a chance to develop all disciplines of alpinism: hard rock climbing and wild ridges in the summer, sketchy mixed climbing and ski touring in the winter. I am fortunate that climbing took me on expeditions all over the world, from Patagonia to Himalayas. Since being on the higher ground is my second home, becoming a mountain guide came naturally.

As a mountain guide I want to share my passion for mountains in a respectful and friendly way. What drives me is bringing the beauty of higher mountains and alpinism closer to people who want to enjoy higher peaks but need safe guiding.


English | Slovenian



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