The Matterhorn is one of the most recognisable and exquisitely beautiful mountains in the world, a must do mountain on any Alpinist’s tick list! The aim of this course is to climb via the Hörnli ridge from Zermatt after acclimatising and training on peaks in the Chamonix Valley, after which three days have been set aside to attempt the Matterhorn. This climb is very dependent on the weather forecast and the conditions prevailing on the mountain, if it is not possible or your guide feels you are not ready for the climb you will climb an alternative and suitable peak.
Those with a sound alpine background and who have a good level of fitness, are surefooted and able to
move quickly on scrambling terrain and have some rock climbing experience to at least Severe to Hard
Severe standard and Scottish Grade 2 winter climbing
Guiding ratio 1:2 in the initial days and then 1:1 for the Matterhorn