Mountaineering Trip

Matterhorn Guide

The Matterhorn, “Monte Cervino” to Italians, or “Mont Cervin” to the French, lies on Switzerland and Italy's border and reaches 4478m to its peak. The wonderfully exposed climb is the most challenging of the classic Alps routes.

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Climb the Jewell of the Swiss Alps!

The peak's iconic pyramid is recognized by climbers and non-climbers alike and is a highly respected feat by those in the mountaineering community. Unlike Mont Blanc, previous technical alpine and rock climb experience is required for the climb, which is mostly rock and ice.

Our trip plan includes a three-day warm-up, taking advantage of some of the exceptional climbing the area offers while acclimating and, of course, soaking up the rich Italian culture. Three days are set aside for your summit attempt to account for weather contingency, maximizing your attempt's success.

Our European offer everything you need from the start to the finish of your summit attempt. Small group guiding  - 2:1 on the warm-up and 1:1 on the climb - guarantees your safety and an unbeatable experience.


6 Days




Zermatt, Switzerland


All Summer


Intermediate Expert

Guest / Guide Ratio

2 to1


  • Valley accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • Mountain hut accommodation
  • Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner in mountain huts
    Transportation from Chamonix to Zermatt
  • Lifts
  • Guide fees
  • Group equipment

Does Not Include

  • Travel to/from Geneva
  • First and last night's accommodation
  • Meals while in the valley
  • Personal gear rental (lots of affordable rental options in town!)
  • Drinks while in mountain huts (no running water in mountain huts, 1.5L = 5EU/7CAD)
  • Travel Insurance

Day 1: Cosmiques Arete
- Aiguille du midi lift
- Night in Chamonix
Day 2: Entreves Traverse
- Skyway lift
- Night in Torino hut
Day 3: Dent Du Geant
- Night in Chamonix
Day 4: Approach to Matterhorn
- Night in Hornli hut
Day 5: Summit Matterhorn (1st attempt)
- Night in Hornli hut or Chamonix
Day 6: Matterhorn (weather contingency) or climb in Chamonix
- Night in Chamonix

The summit of Matterhorn requires adequate fitness, and the climb itself is technical in nature. You should be physically capable of moving for up to 14 hours on the summit day and should have previous mountaineering experience.

Previous Mountaineering experience
Have top-roped 5.6 as a minimum
Fitness to be moving for a minimum of 10 hours

2023 Dates

TBD per person + GST

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