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Zermatt 2-Day Guided Rock Climbing Course

Zermatt
Zermatt
Zermatt

Enjoy a 2-Day Guided Rock Climbing Course in Zermatt in the Swiss Alps and climb the Riffelhorn with IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide Herbert.

Not specified

Alps

2 Days

All year

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Join me for a 2-Day Rock Climbing Course in Zermatt, in the stunning Swiss Alps.

As soon as a person arrives in Zermatt, or anywhere else in the Swiss Alps, they look up, see the peaks, and immediately want to climb them. It's easy to see why anybody would have that kind of reaction. Because after just a glance at those glorious peaks, who wouldn't want to scale them to the top? Who wouldn't want to reach their summits and see an unrivalled view of what appears to be the entire world that only a select few will ever get to enjoy?

However, before you begin to realise those dreams and ambitions, it's important to learn how to Rock Climb safely. It's important to know the proper techniques, so you can enjoy the thrill of Rock Climbing over and over again. Hence the importance of the skills you will learn during this course that will be conducted on a Crag. Some of the items we will cover include, Rope Handling, Belaing Techniques, Introductory Climbing Techniques, Rappelling, Top-Rope Climbing, Lead Climbing.

On the second day, south of Zermatt, we will climb the Riffelhorn (2,928m). This amazing peak that looks like a spike shooting up from the ground will put all of the skills you learned and refined the day before to the test. While also providing you with an amazing view of the famous Matterhorn and Monte Rosa.

So come, let me teach you how to properly and safely Rock Climb in Zermatt. And afterwards, use that knowledge and let me guide you up the Riffelhorn, where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Alps.

I'll be awaiting your message.

And if you want to take a course in Ice Climbing that also involves climbing Breithorn. You can join me here.

Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 1320 Each

Group of 2

CHF 660 Each

Group of 3

CHF 470 Each

Group of 4

CHF 370 Each

Group of 5

CHF 320 Each

Group of 6

CHF 280 Each

Group of 7

CHF 270 Each

Group of 8

CHF 260 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Quickdraws


Itinerary

Day 1: Rock Climbing Course on a Crag in Zermatt

Day 2: Utilise skills learned the day before while climbing the Riffelhorn (2,928m)

 

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Details

More info

Enrollment must take place 4 weeks prior to trip.

Meeting point

I can meet you at the bottom of one of the cable cars.

About the guide

I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.

In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.

Languages

German | French | English

Residence

Zermatt


What people are saying about -Herbert Luethi

Niklas Warren

5.00

September, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.

Roland Brennan

4.00

July, 2022

Great trip. Herby i very very detailed and showed me a lot on my first outdoor climbing adventure

Andy Serkis

4.00

April, 2022

I found the session with Herbert, which included glacier travel safety and crevasse rescue, to be extremely helpful. Thankyou Herbert for your advice, and all the team at Explore-share for connecting us.

Harry Smith

5.00

August, 2020

The guide was very knowledgeable.

Scott Walton

2.00

March, 2020

We were group of 3 with Herbert to the Monte Rosa drop off location. Our group has done lots of heli-skiing, cat skiing, and hiked routes. What we look for in guides is 1) safety 2) matching route to technical ability 3) advice in complex sections 4) having a personality and making the day fun. On safety: Herbert did a good safety briefing and told us where to position ourselves relative to his tracks, that was the extent of his safety. One of our group members fell part-way into a crevasse and was dangling on the ice wall, and he leisurely pulled out his rope to throw it down even after being told there was a very far drop. He routinely skiied out-of-sight of the entire group even in more dangerous sections. If someone had fallen through again, there was no rescuing them as he was the only one with the safety gear. On matching the route the technical ability of the group he did fine, the only part that was an issue was the very long flat ski out (he warned us about this, so we knew it ahead of time, I wouldn't do this route again because of this). On advice/tips for complex routes, he had nothing to offer, and was annoyed when you asked him questions, the only thing he said was "lean forward on your skiis", and didn't try to help anyone who had challenges. On the last part, personality, this was the worst. He was extremely annoyed that he had to help the person out of the crevasse, and even more annoyed that a snowboarder in our group was slower in the flat section. He complained to other ski guides that passed by that he was late for his lunch. When we stopped to break and took pictures he asked us to stop wasting time with taking our phones out. When we asked him if we should bring water (for a 5 hour ski) he said it's no necessary, which was crazy. Overall, it really put a damper on the entire experience, we spent a lot of money and came from Canada to experience this, and he nearly ruined it. He's a really good technical skiier, but has no patience nor does he put an ounce of effort in to making it fun or making people feel safe.

Diane Bryan

5.00

September, 2019

I really wanted to make it to the Hornli Hut at the base of the Matterhorn. I made it because Herbert, my guide, encouraged me to keep going when I was ready to give up. I'm so glad and grateful for his encouragement.

Thomas Reid

5.00

March, 2018

My wife and I had an incredible day with Herbert in Zermatt. Our guide did an excellent job of adjusting the skiing to fit our ability. Would not hesitate to highly recommend Herbert.....thank you for an epic memory.




 

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