Le Cervin -Matterhorn 4478m

Le Cervin -Matterhorn 4478m

The Matterhorn is the ultimate example of a sharp mountain. A huge pyramid culminating at 4478m, there is no easy way to reach it, so you have to climb one of its four long and aerial ridges, both on the Swiss and Italian sides.
Alpes Valaisannes-Suisse
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Matterhorn, one of the most beautiful 4000m in the Alps

Matterhorn, one of the most beautiful 4000m in the Alps

Climbing the Matterhorn is a unique adventure! The summit is aesthetically pleasing and its ascent requires the complete skills of an all-terrain mountaineer. A long adventure where it is advisable to be well prepared and acclimatized.


Day 1: Ascent to the Hörnli refuge (3260m)
Departure mid-morning for Zermatt. Ascent to the hut from the Schwarzsee station (2583m) reached with the ski lifts. It takes 3 hours from the cable car station.

Day 2: Ascent of the Matterhorn (4478m) and back via the Hörnli ridge
Departure before dawn. The Hörnli ridge is a very long route consisting mainly of mixed rocky outcrops, equipped with fixed ropes. Beware the route is very busy in summer! The last part is a mixed or snowy ridge where you have to put on crampons. Descent by the same itinerary with de-escalation and abseiling to reach the refuge (about 4 to 5 hours of descent). Return to Zermatt with the cable car from Schwarzsee. The round trip from Hornli Hutte takes between 8 and 10 hours.


Good to know about the adventure
Le Cervin -Matterhorn 4478m

The price include
Supervision by a mountain guide U.I.A.G.M
1 participant maximum per guide.
1 night accommodation (1 night in a dormitory shelter)
The lifts planned in the program to go up to the refuge and go down
Half board at the refuge during the ascent
Train up and down
The price doesn't include
Transport / car sharing to the departure,
Insurance for mountain rescue, search and
and repatriation (Compulsory)
Cancellation/interruption insurance
trip/luggage (Recommended)
Rental of technical mountaineering equipment
Mineral water, drinks, food and extras
Everything that is not mentioned in the "price includes
Required level
This is an authentic mountaineering race where you have to know how to keep a schedule. You must be very well trained and have the basics of mountaineering and climbing.
Race requiring a good physical condition and a good acclimatization to the altitude.
Favorable season
June to September, depending on weather conditions.
Dates to be communicated to us, according to availability at the time of booking.
The weather is a key factor, be flexible and ready to change the summit or dates to optimize your race.
Important note
Your guide will propose you to postpone your ascent in the summer, or the following summer, according to the availability of the huts.

As a mountain professional, the guide reserves the right to adapt, modify or shorten the itinerary according to the weather conditions and/or the level of one or several participants. In this case, no refund will be made.

Any day of supervision added to the intial program initially proposed will be charged at 400€ / day (excluding accommodation, food and transport costs).

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Franck Sportiello

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Philippe Geiben
Rock climbing
Ski Touring
Via Ferrata
Ice Climbing
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Ski Freeride
Philippe Geiben

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Meeting place
Zermatt-Alpes Valaisanne
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