The Matterhorn is one of the most difficult classic climbs in the Alps. Its ascent and descent on both rocky and mixed ice terrain need a good technical level and experience of climbing with and without crampons. For someone who doesn't climb regularly the ascent may take around four hours, and the descent may be just as long. Due to this, we offer a programme which includes both acclimatisation and technical training. The guide will give the necessary workshops to fine tune the skills required. The best programme for those who don't have so much experience in the Alps, and have time to do it well
Day 1: Half of the Breithorn (4164m) traverse. We'll use the Klein Matterhorn panoramic cable car.
Day 2: Rock climbing on the south face of Riffelhorn (2928m). We'll take the Gornergrat cog railway.
Day 3: Reaching the Hörnlihütte hut.
Day 4: Ascent of the Matterhorn (4478m) and return to Zermatt.
1 person: 1800 euros (Hörnli Ridge or Leone Ridge. If you are interested in doing the Matterhorn Traverse please contact us for information)
- Liability insurance
- Accident insurance
- Gear for the rope team
- Although we recommend you use your own personal gear, we can lend you harness, helmet, ice axe, or crampons if necessary.
The ascent of the Matterhorn is done with only one participant due to safety reasons, and to respect the local regulations.
Not included in the price:
- The accommodation in Zermatt if you make it your basecamp.
- The guide's expenses (accommodation, food, cable cars...)
- Participants' expenses such as cable cars, accommodation, and food.
For an all inclusive package price please contact us.
For those more prepared or experienced mountaineers, we provide the option of climbing the Matterhorn in two days.
Duration: 4 days
Ideal season: June to September
Max participants: 1