Climbing the Matterhorn (4,478m)


The Matterhorn is a pyramidal-shaped colossus, standing at a skyline-dominating elevation of 4478 metres (14,690 feet tall) which makes it the sixth highest mountain in the Alps and in Europe.

The Matterhorn is a technical alpine rock, snow, and ice climb. This climb requires climbers to have previous experience rock climbing (5.7 grade) in boots and being comfortable climbing on steep firm snow and ice. Along with the technical level, summit day on the Matterhorn is extremely physical, requiring climbers to be in excellent physical condition.

Matterhorn can be climbed from both the Italian and Swiss sides, depending on the route you choose.

The normal route from the Swiss side is through the Hörnli ridge (Hörnligrat), Matterhorn’s northeast ridge. From the Italian side, the normal route is via the Lion’s ridge (Liongrat or Cresta del Leone), Matterhorn’s southwest ridge.

Climbing the Matterhorn is an experience you will never forget.

Destination: Matterhorn (Cervino) – Zermatt / Cervinia

Type of climb: Mountaineering / Alpine climbing

No. of participants: 1  (1:1 guiding ratio)

Season: 15 June – 15 September

Minimum age: 18

Technical level: 3/5

Level of effort: sustained 4/5

Guide: Mihnea Prundeanu IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide

FOR REGISTRATIONS contact us via telephone or email.

Telephone: 0040 723 638 626

Included in the price: Mountain guide fees

Not included in the price: – accommodation and meals for the guide and client.

–          Lift or train transportation for the guide and clients

–          Personal gear rental for the client

Personal Equipment required: it is recommended to wear an adaptable layering system for changeable weather conditions, wind snow or even rain.

  • underpants and overpants,
  • mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet
  • good quality base layer + spare,
  • mid layer shirt (synthetic),
  • windproof/waterproof jacket,
  • insulation jacket,
  • good waterproof gloves (2 pairs),
  • warm socks + spare ones,
  • sun glasses,
  • windproof hat,
  • wind bandana,
  • backpack,
  • headlamp + batteries,
  • water bottle,
  • small first aid kit.

Price: 1250 Eur


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