The Alpine Big Two

The Alpine Big Two

From £5,795
Altitude 4,478m Grade: Advanced
9 Mountain Days Guide Ratio: 1:2 and 1:1

When you think of the Alps, everyone’s dream is to climb the big two; the Eiger and the Matterhorn.

We have combined these and more into a twelve day adventure. The Alpine Big Two course is ideal for those with some previous Alpine and Rock Climbing experience. If you have no previous mountaineering experience, we recommend that you join one of our Alpine Introductory Courses before attempting this challenge.

Matterhorn 4476m

Hornli Ridge AD- or SW Italian Ridge AD. We usually climb the iconic Hornli Ridge AD- from Zermatt but sometimes may choose to climb the SW Italian Ridge AD from Cervinia.

Eiger 3970m

Mittellegi Ridge D or South Ridge AD. The Mittellegi or South Ridge routes can be taken according to conditions however the plan would be to ideally traverse the mountain via the two ridges, up the Mittellegi Ridge and down the South Ridge. The Eiger is the lowest but the most technical of the Alpine Big Three.

Please note the exact programme may vary according to hut availability and the prevailing conditions.

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10 Days With Flight

Dates & Prices

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DatesAvailabilityDays Price Select
13th Jul 2024 - 24th Jul 2024 Fully Booked12 £5,795 Book Now
10th Aug 2024 - 21st Aug 2024 Fully Booked12 £5,795 Book Now

* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

What's Included

  • Instruction / guiding (9 mountain days)
  • Guides expenses
  • Hut accommodation (half board) and valley hotel accommodation on a B+B basis
  • 15% discount off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased at our Adventure Peaks shops

What's Excluded

  • Transport to Course Venue
  • Insurance
  • All lunches and valley evening meals
  • Telepheriques. Allow approx £150-250
  • Transport during the course
  • Personal equipment



It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services. Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue, in particular for peaks over 7000m:

We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

Expeditions and Treks under 7000m - Campbell Irvine Direct :

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
J S Insurance: Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number –


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