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Matterhorn, the Ridges' Traverse


A majestic and complete itinerary that combines two ascents of the Matterhorn: the Lion Ridge and the Hörnli Ridge. An awesome and unforgettable 3-days mountaineering experience.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

A majestic and complete itinerary that combines two ascents of the Matterhorn, the Lion Ridge and the Hörnli Ridge. An awesome and unforgettable 3-days mountaineering experience.

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 Duca degli Abruzzi Hut (2,802 m). From here, the route winds its way up a series of slabs until Colle del Leone, 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 Duca degli Abruzzi Hut (2,802 m). From here, the route winds its way up a series of slabs until Colle del Leone, 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
Traverse itinerary time: 8-10 hours

We set out from the hut around 4:30 am. The itinerary is intense and challenging all the way to Pic Tyndall. Another series of unique stretches, like the Enjambée and the Jordan Ladder, lead us to the summit. Our route continues over steep and exposed terrain, and remains physically exerting and technically demanding until we reach the Hörnli Hut, where a nice meal and some well-deserved rest await us.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 650 m
Traverse itinerary time: 8-10 hours

We set out from the hut around 4:30 am. The itinerary is intense and challenging all the way to Pic Tyndall. Another series of unique stretches, like the Enjambée and the Jordan Ladder, lead us to the summit. Our route continues over steep and exposed terrain, and remains physically exerting and technically demanding until we reach the Hörnli Hut, where a nice meal and some well-deserved rest await us.

DAY

Drop: 200 m
Ascent/descent time: 2-3 hours

When we’re ready, we leave the cosy Hörnli Hut and head towards the Furggen Glacier, where a pleasant traverse will take us to the Theodul Hut, in time to catch the cable car back to Cervinia.

DAY

Drop: 200 m
Ascent/descent time: 2-3 hours

When we’re ready, we leave the cosy Hörnli Hut and head towards the Furggen Glacier, where a pleasant traverse will take us to the Theodul Hut, in time to catch the cable car back to Cervinia.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
3 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 17/10
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
3 Days
high
very good
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/07 to 17/10
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

1500 € 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 hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20/day per person while supplies last
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation)
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • transfers 4WD taxi cars €80-120 return ticket, depending on the number of passengers;
    Great St. Bernard tunnel €44.6 round trip, parking in Tasch, train from Tasch to Zermatt return ticket 10 CHF per person
  • accommodation in mountain huts: €15 per person at Carrel Hut (accommodation only); €150 per person at Hörnlihutte for half-board, beverages not included
  • lifts: Zermatt-Schwarzsee cableway return ticket €25 per person; cableway from Plateau Rosa to Cervinia one-way ticket €10.50 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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