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.
This course is suitable for those with considerable previous Alpine mountaineering and rock climbing experience. We recommend one of our Alpine Introduction courses or Rock Climbing courses if you don’t have these skills, in order to build up to the Matterhorn.
More dates available upon request, please contact the Adventure Peaks office.
Valley accommodation is booked from the night of your arrival, with guiding starting the following morning. Check out is normally the morning after your Course finishes. This is booked on a twin or double room basis: however single rooms will be provided where there is not a member of the same sex to share with. Additional nights in valley hotels can be booked through Adventure Peaks at preferential rates. When in the mountains we use Alpine huts where rooms are normally on a dormitory style basis.
It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.
Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.
It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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