The Matterhorn (4478m) is a mountain which can only be summited by climbing to the top. It has a Swiss summit and an Italian summit, which has a large cross marking the highest point. It's demanding, remaining unclimbed for many years, and it will put all your skills to the test, from climbing, to ropework, to route finding. The descent is also challenging because it's never clear whether you should downclimb or abseil the rocky route. For these reasons, we propose you put yourself in a guide's hands, giving your attempt the best chance of success and letting you summit in a day. Discover all the secrets of this mountain which has inspired generations of alpinists. For this programme we recommend having previous experience at altitude, having already acclimatised prior to the programme, knowing how to use crampons on mixed terrain (rock, snow and ice) and having already summitted several 4000m peaks in the past. If you wish to acclimatise with us we offer the STAGE CERVINO programme (5 days).
Day 1: Alpin Center Zermatt. Gear check. Cable car to the Zermatt Schwarzsee. Go up to the Hörnlihütte hut where we'll have dinner and spend the night.
Day 2: Climb to the summit, and descend to Zermatt.
1 person: 1200 euros (Hörnli Ridge or Leone Ridge. If you are interested in doing the Matterhorn Traverse please contact us for information)
- Liability insurance
- Accident insurance
- Group gear
- Although we recommend you use your own personal gear, we can lend you harness, helmet, ice axe, or crampons if necessary.
Not included in the price:
- 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.
The ascent of the Matterhorn via the Hörnli Ridge is only undertaken with one participant for safety reasons and to keep in line with the regulations of the local Zermatt guides.
Duration: 2 days
Ideal season: July to August
Max participants: 1