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Matterhorn, Lion Ridge (IT) Matterhorn, Lion Ridge (IT)

Matterhorn, Lion Ridge (IT)


The climb to the summit of the Matterhorn represents the most iconic mountain in mountaineering. The itinerary ascent from one of the routes that have shaped the history of the mountaineering discipline.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

The Matterhorn (4,478 m): a perfect granite pyramid, a classic ascent of world alpinism. The Lion Ridge – the Italian Normal Route – attempted by the earliest climbers (the team leader Jean-Antoine Carrel “The Bersagliere” and, among others, the famous abbot and historian Amé Gorret, his climbing partner): an impegnative climbing route traced on an exciting itinerary. From the Oriondé Duca degli Abruzzi Hut (not far from the Carrel Cross), the route winds its way up a series of slabs until Lion Col, where the great climb towards the summit begins.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,028 m
Ascent time: 4 hours
Meeting point: Cervinia, for equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

We take 4WD cars to the Oriondé Duca degli Abruzzi Hut (2,802 m). From here, the route winds its way up a series of slabs until Lion Col, where the final climb towards the summit begins. After a few challenging stretches, we’ll reach the Carrel Hut (3,830 m), where we’ll spend the night and gather our strength for the following day’s demanding ascent.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,028 m
Ascent time: 4 hours
Meeting point: Cervinia, for equipment check and a short briefing with the Guide

We take 4WD cars to the Oriondé Duca degli Abruzzi Hut (2,802 m). From here, the route winds its way up a series of slabs until Lion Col, where the final climb towards the summit begins. After a few challenging stretches, we’ll reach the Carrel Hut (3,830 m), where we’ll spend the night and gather our strength for the following day’s demanding ascent.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 650 m
Ascent/descent time: 12-14 hours

We set out from the hut around 4.30 am. The itinerary is intense and challenging
from the start, but once we reach Pic Tyndall we can enjoy a truly dizzying panorama. Another series of unique stretches, like the Enjambée and the Jordan Ladder, lead us to the summit. After having reached the cross erected in 1902 at 4,478 m, we need to be extremely careful during the descent, which is no less demanding or complex than the ascent.

Note: a challenging leg due to its technical difficulty and the often-unpredictable weather conditions.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 650 m
Ascent/descent time: 12-14 hours

We set out from the hut around 4.30 am. The itinerary is intense and challenging
from the start, but once we reach Pic Tyndall we can enjoy a truly dizzying panorama. Another series of unique stretches, like the Enjambée and the Jordan Ladder, lead us to the summit. After having reached the cross erected in 1902 at 4,478 m, we need to be extremely careful during the descent, which is no less demanding or complex than the ascent.

Note: a challenging leg due to its technical difficulty and the often-unpredictable weather conditions.

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 01/06 to 31/10
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
2 Days
high
very good
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/06 to 31/10
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
  • transfers: 4WD taxi cars €80-120 round-trip, depending on the number of passengers
  • mountain huts: overnight accomodation at Carrel Hut €15 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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