Iconic peak. As Gaston Rebuffat wrote once – is the most beautiful pile of stone in the world. History of its conquest written down in Edward’s Whymper Matterhorn’s conquest is a sensational story equally submerging for a reader to best scandinavian crime novels.
Matterhorn (or Cervino in Italian) is one of the most difficult mountains of Europe. It demands previous experience in climbing, good shape. However the approach routes are equipped with fixed ropes and ladders, and the mountain itself is a very popular aim, this still is a serious challenge.
That is why I suggest everyone that dreams about the mountain to spend some days either in Tatras or any other mountains in order to prepare for the technical difficulties.
Duration of summit ascent: 2 days (with 1 overnight in a mountain refuge)
Duration of the programme: 5 days. That composes of 3 days of acclimatization with an overnight in a refuge placed above 3000 m and 2 days of summit ascent in which one overnight in a mountain refuge. While acclimatizing – we climb four thousanders peaks in Valais Alps.
Number of participants: 1
- Hörnli Ridge – Swiss side. Overnight in Hornli Hut. The easiest route, what does not mean that it’s easy.
- Lions Ridge – Italian side. Overnight in Carrel’s refuge
- Traverse – starting from Italian side, descending to Switzerland.