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Matterhorn 4'478 m a.s.l.

(Rock tour)

The Matterhorn (Italian Cervino, French Le Cervin, Walliser german Hore or Horu) is one of the highest mountains in the Alps measuring 4'478 m a.s.l. Its striking shape and extensive alpine history make the Matterhorn one of the most famous mountains in the world.

The Matterhorn has not lost any of its appeal and is still considered one of the great alpine climbs. The mountain stands between Zermatt and Breuil-Cervinia. The north, east and west faces lie on the Swiss side and the south face lies on the Italian side.

The Matterhorn is usually climbed via the Hörnli ridge, however Zmutt ridge or Lion ridge are also possible on request.

 

 

Tour description

The day before the ascent, you will take the gondola from Zermatt (1'620 m) to Schwarzsee (2'583 m). From there you will follow the hiking trail to the Hörnlihütte (3'260 m). The hut ascent takes about two hours. Don't arrive at the top too early, as the dormitories are only ready for occupation from 02:00 p.m.. After dinner the procedure for the next day will be discussed with the mountain guide and a check of the equipment will be made. Then it is already bedtime. Because at 04.00 a.m. (depending on season) the hut warden wakes you up and after breakfast you have to put on your climbing harness, boots and helmet. Alpinists with mountain guides from ZERMATTERS line up at the front of the column and run ahead. This is an important aspect, especially in relation with your safety.

Enjoying the climbing on the Hörnli ridge with a mountain guide is pure pleasure, provided you bring the necessary fitness with you. The summit experience remains unforgettable. Once you have reached the summit ridge, you have a breathtaking panorama in front of you: Mont Blanc, the Grande Paradiso, the Bernese Alps and under yourself the Lion ridges to Italy, the steep north face and the Mattertal.

! Safety is the most important thing on the Matterhorn. If you have overestimated your abilities and are not sufficiently trained or too slow in this terrain, so that the mountain guide cannot guarantee a safe execution of the tour, he reserves the right to interrupt the tour at any time for safety reasons!

 

Matterhorn with one or two preparation tours

You already have a few 4000 m peaks in your pocket, you are regularly out and about in the mountains and are extremely fit, have alpine rock climbing experience and are well-versed in rock and ice even with crampons, but you are not quite sure whether you have the level for your dream mountain?

Get tips and the OK from your mountain guide during your preparation tour.

Please let us know your wished programm and we will send you a detailed offer! The ZERMATTERS team will coordinate everything else with you. We therefore ask you to come to our office after your arrival in Zermatt to discuss further details.

Matterhorn with one or two preparation tours
Duration:
  • Approx. 8 hours from and to the Hörnlihut (ascent 4 hours, descent 4 hours)
  • Training climbs approx. 4 - 5 hours
Best period:

Daily from July to September (depending on the conditions)

Number of participants:

Matterhorn 1 Person maximum  / Traning climbs 1 - max. 2 persons

Difficulty level:

Technical level: ++++

Endurance level: ****

Requirement table

You will need to be well acclimatized and have good endurance for this demanding 4’000 meter peak! You will be required to have already climbed some 4’000 meters peaks, have experience in climbing with crampons and alpine climbing levels 3 to 4 should be no problem.

The best way to reach proper altitude acclimatisation and the required level of physical fitness is intensive training in the Zermatt area - 1’000 to 1’500 metres height difference per day, covering 650 vertical metres an hour.

Rate for the Matterhorn ascent with one preparation tour:

From CHF 1'610.00 - check here the different price alternatives.

A deposit of CHF 150.00 per person (included in this price) for the ascent of the Matterhorn will be required. This amount is non-refundable (even if you cancel the tour early or if the weather on the day is bad and the tour cannot be postponed).

Rate for the Matterhorn ascent with two preparation tour:

From CHF 1'915.00 for 1 person - please check here the different different price alternatives

A deposit of CHF 150.00 per person (included in this price) for the ascent of the Matterhorn will be required.

 

This amount is non-refundable (even if you cancel the tour early or if the weather on the day is bad and the tour cannot be postponed).

 

Our services:
  • Training tour Riffelhorn in a group (2 persons) and / or
  • Training tour Pollux  (Breithorn half traverse on request) in a group (2 persons). The group tours will only take place with a minimum of 2 registrations. A private mountain guide can be booked at an extra charge.
  • Matterhorn ascent with your private mountain guide
Additional costs:
  • Return lift pass from Zermatt to Schwarzee: CHF 57.00
  • Return lift pass from Zermatt - Klein Matterhorn: CHF 114.50 or Zermatt - Rotenboden: CHF 92.00, depending on the preparation tour
  • Rental equipment: between CHF 50.00 and CHF 70.00 available in a sports shop in Zermatt
  • Overnight stay at the Hörnlihut. CHF 150.00 for you and CHF 150.00 for your mountain guide
Execution or cancellation:

Click here for the general terms and conditions

 

Please note that for group tours the minimum number of participants must be reached in order for the tour to take place. If this is not the case, you can decide at short notice whether you want to cancel or postpone the tour, or whether you want to do it with a private mountain guide.

 

Equipment:

Please see the equipment list here

Remark:

For safety reasons, the mountain guide only takes one guest. The ascent of the Matterhorn is a demanding high altitude climb. Please inform us, when you book, which other 4’000 meters peaks you have climbed and what other alpine experience you have (Kilimanjaro and Mont-Blanc are not comparable to the Matterhorn as they are not rock tours)

We strongly recommend a training climb with a mountain guide. The preparation tours can also be done in a group, if another person has registered for it.

Insurance:

Insurance is the responsibility of the participant (accident and evacuation insurance)

Extras:

For the successful ascent of the Matterhorn you will receive a diploma and a pin from us!

Wichtig!!

Please contact us 2-3 days in advance by phone or directly in our ZERMATTERS office to ask about the conditions and to discuss the last details.

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Matterhorn without preparation tours

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Matterhorn without preparation tours
Duration:

Approx. 8 hours from and to the Hörnlihut (ascent 4 hours, descent 4 hours)

Best period:

Daily from July to September (depending on the conditions)

Number of participants:

1 Person (maximum)

Difficulty level:

Technical level: ++++

Endurance level: ****

Requirement table

You will need to be well acclimatized and have good endurance for this demanding 4’000 meter peak! You will be required to have already climbed some 4’000 meters peaks, have experience in climbing with crampons and alpine climbing levels 3 to 4 should be no problem.

The best way to reach proper altitude acclimatisation and the required level of physical fitness is intensive training in the Zermatt area - 1’000 to 1’500 metres in altitude a day (ascent), covering 650 vertical metres an hour.

Rate:

With a private mountain guide:

From CHF 1'250.00 

A deposit of CHF 150.00 per person for the ascent of the Matterhorn will be required. This amount is non-refundable (even if you cancel the tour early or if the weather on the day is bad and the tour cannot be postponed).

Additional costs:
  • Overnight stay and half board in the Hörnli hut for you and your mountain guide (CHF 150.00 per person)
  • Return lift pass from Zermatt to Schwarzee: CHF 57.00
  • Rental equipment: between CHF 50.00 and CHF 70.00 available in a sports shop in Zermatt
Execution or cancellation:

Click here for the general terms and conditions

Equipment:

Please see the equipment list here

Remark:

For safety reasons, the mountain guide only takes one guest. The ascent of the Matterhorn is a demanding high altitude climb. Please inform us, when you book, which other 4’000 meters peaks you have climbed and what other alpine experience you have (Kilimanjaro and Mont-Blanc are not comparable to the Matterhorn as they are not rock tours)

We strongly recommend a training climb with a mountain guide. The preparation tours can also be done in a group, if another person has registered for it.

Insurance:

Insurance is the responsibility of the participant (accident and evacuation insurance)

Extras:

For the successful ascent of the Matterhorn you will receive a diploma and a pin from us!

WICHTIG!!

Bitte kontaktiere uns 2-3 Tage vor der Tour telefonisch oder direkt bei uns im Büro, um dich über die Verhältnisse zu informieren und die letzten Details zu besprechen.

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