The Matterhorn is probably the most iconic peak out there in the mountains. Rising behind the charming town of Zermatt on the Swiss / Italian border this is a highly sought after summit for mountaineers and adventurers alike. Daring, dramatic and intimidating this is one of our favourite mountains to guide.
The Matterhorn is steeped in history, as it was the last great Alpine peak to be climbed and marked the end of the golden age of alpinism in 1865. A team of 7, including Edward Whymper, led by two Zermatt guides and French guide Michel Croz made the first successful summit via the Hornli Grat (Hornli Ridge).
The Hornli Ridge is still the classic way of ascent today, and it is achievable to those with good fitness and some experience climbing. The route is rocky and will require clients to move efficiently and quickly over exciting terrain. A head for heights is certainly a must, as well as a high level of determination to make the most of this mountain.
If this sounds overwhelming then fear not, we design the trip so you spend a few days in Chamonix, France brushing up on climbing skills and familiarising yourself with equipment before heading to Zermatt for the main event. You will have a personal guide, who all know the route like the back of their hands, for your summit attempt. We even make sure we leave a two day summit window in case the weather isn't kind.