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2-Day Ascent of the Matterhorn via Lion’s Ridge

Lion's ridge
2-Day Ascent of the Matterhorn via Lion’s Ridge
Matterhorn summit
2-Day Ascent of the Matterhorn via Lion’s Ridge
2-Day Ascent of the Matterhorn via Lion’s Ridge

Join IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide Martin on a 2-day ascent of the Matterhorn via Lion's Ridge in the Alps!



2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




The Matterhorn, called Monte Cervino on the Italian side, is a mountaineering classic that can be climbed from different places including Lion's Ridge. Compared to the Hörnli ridge on the Swiss side, Lion's Ridge is slightly more challenging.  

This is why 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. We can also do a preparation/assessment day starting from Cervinia.

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 will begin our ascent from Breuil in the breathtaking Aosta Valley. From there, we will have a 6-hour climb to our first stop, the Carrel hut. There, we will stay for the night. The Carrel hut is located at 3835 meters, under the steep Grande Tour tower. From the hut we will then have around 5 or 6 more hours of climbing until we reach the top on the next day. 

The terrain and weather conditions make this ascent challenging. Consequently, a good fitness level and mountaineering experience is a must. Some areas will be very steep, others covered with snow and/or ice. We will need to use climbing equipment and be safe. Of course, I will be there every step of the way to assist you. I will also show you a few tricks I acquired throughout my mountaineering days!

If you want to get prepared for this trip in a different region in the Swiss Alps, I recommend you do this 3-day ascent of the Jungfrau in the Alps first.  It will give you a chance to test your skills before tackling the more challenging Lion's Ridge path to the summit of the Matterhorn. 

Of course, it is not all just going to be hard work.  This is a once in a lifetime chance to visit one of the most impressive peaks in the Alps. Not only will you see beautiful landscapes, you will also acquire a great sense of accomplishment!

Are you ready to discover one of the most stunning routes to the peak of this famous mountain in the Alps? Then 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.



Carrel hut

Meeting point


Frequently Asked Questions

How experienced and trained do I need to be to go on 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



What people are saying about Martin Žumer

Lee Gates


September, 2023

Brilliant trip we didn't do what we planned the eiger Because of the weather but he made every effort to make sure we did something else. We did the matterhorn and it was a brilliant trip guided really well, loads of knowledge. Thank you very much

Christofer Hearne


August, 2023

Martin is a complete professional on and off the mountain. Always willing to share insights and knowledge about alpinism and climbing and made me feel comfortable and safe at all times. Whenever I had questions before the climb he would always be quick to answer with all the relevant information. The summit attempt of the Matterhorn was a success and Martin brought joy, knowledge and energy throughout the entire process.

Holly Ursic


July, 2023

Martin Zumer is an incredibly skilled climber who successfully guided me to the top of the Matterhorn. I felt safe with him for the entire trip, and I developed confidence in my own personal climbing abilities with his guidance. It was a lot of fun to climb with him and learn from him, and I would highly recommend him as a guide any day.


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