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Matterhorn, Hörnli Ridge (CH) Matterhorn, Hörnli Ridge (CH)

Matterhorn, Hörnli Ridge (CH)


The ascent of the Matterhorn (4,478 m) in the footsteps of the first mountaineers who conquered this perfect pyramid. The itinerary on the Hörnli Ridge is a suggestive and very challenging experience to live.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

While technically less difficult than the Lion Ridge, this ascent itinerary to Matterhorn summit on Hornli Ridge is by no means easy nor should it be underestimated. The mountain’s sheer size, the route’s length and complexity, its countless hidden dangers, paired with the altitude and harsh environment, make this an extremely challenging ascent. The climb should only be attempted with stable weather, route in good conditions and proper preparation. What’s more, it is important to pay attention at all times and especially during the descent.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 680 m
Ascent time: 2 hours
Meeting point: Zermatt for equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

We take the lifts up to the Schwarzsee station (2,583 m). An easy trail leads us to the Hörnli Hut, a picturesque refuge at the feet of the Hörnli Ridge. The view of Matterhorn from here is breathtaking.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 680 m
Ascent time: 2 hours
Meeting point: Zermatt for equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

We take the lifts up to the Schwarzsee station (2,583 m). An easy trail leads us to the Hörnli Hut, a picturesque refuge at the feet of the Hörnli Ridge. The view of Matterhorn from here is breathtaking.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,220 m
Ascent/descent time: 10-12 hours

We set out from the hut around 5 am. The route is fairly intense and challenging all the way to the summit, which affords some mind-blowing views. The descent, by the same route, can be intimidating and is as challenging as the ascent, if not more.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,220 m
Ascent/descent time: 10-12 hours

We set out from the hut around 5 am. The route is fairly intense and challenging all the way to the summit, which affords some mind-blowing views. The descent, by the same route, can be intimidating and is as challenging as the ascent, if not more.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
2 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
high
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
very good
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/07 to 19/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
2 Days
high
very good
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/07 to 19/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

1300 € fee per person with 1 participant
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation)
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • transfer: Great St. Bernard tunnel return ticket €44.60 per person; parking in Tasch; train from Tasch to Zermatt return ticket CHF 10 per person (if you come from Italy)
  • half-board in mountain huts: €150 per person at Hörnlihutte, beverages not included
  • lifts: return ticket for Zermatt-Schwarzsee cableway CHF44 per person
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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