Climbing the Matterhorn represents, for many climbers, the dream of a lifetime. Indeed, this mountain with its iconic shape has attracted climbers for a very long time, dating back to the time of its first ascent, which culminated in Edward Whymper’s climb, along with his guides, on July 14, 1865.
While the Matterhorn, in the scale of modern mountaineering, represents a climb of ‘modest’ difficulty, its length and exposure require not only excellent training and acclimatization but also familiarity with moving confidently on particularly exposed terrain, especially during the descent.
This 6-day program is the result of many years of experience in guiding clients on this summit and has been designed to maximize your chances of success.
The first 4 days will be dedicated to acclimatization and perfecting climbing techniques and will provide your guide with the opportunity to get to know you thoroughly, to work on any necessary improvements (if needed). There are many possible peaks, chosen based on your level, mountain conditions, and weather. While some are well-known (such as Dent du Géant), others are unknown to the general public and are ‘hidden gems’ that only local guides have known and used for many years to prepare their clients for the ascent of the Matterhorn.
The last two days will be dedicated to the ascent of the Matterhorn (from the Swiss or Italian side) and will be the culmination of a fantastic week in the high mountains!