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 it’s important to have a good guide to lead you on your way to the top! On this 2-day ascent of the Matterhorn via Lion’s Ridge, I will be happy to show you the way!
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!
Before trying out this ascent, 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.