Day 1 :
Meeting in Zermatt
Day 2 :
Zermatt (1620m) - Rothornhutte (3198m)
Hours : 5h
Elevation gain : + 580m
Day 3 :
Rothornhutte (3198m) - Zinalrothorn (4221m) – Trift Hut (2337m)
Hours : 8h
Elevation gain/loss : + 1030m / - 1900m
Day 4 :
Trift Hut (2337m) - Zermatt (1620m)
Hours : 2.5h
Elevation loss : - 720m
Day 5 :
Zermatt (1620m) - Gondola lift to Schwarzsee (2583m) - Hornli Hut (3260m)
Hours : 3h
Elevation gain : + 680m
Day 6 :
Hornli Hut (3260) - Matterhorn (4478m) - Schwarzsee (2583m) – Cable car to Zermatt (1620m)
Hours : 10h
Elevation gain/loss : + 1230m / - 1900m
UIAGM/AEGM mountain guide services.
Personal advises prior the trip.
Safety equipment for the whole group.
Reservations management services.
Travelling to Zermatt.
Transfers and/or cable cars.
Accommodation, food and drinks.
Members and guides extra expenses due to possible program changes.
Each group member taking part in the program is required to possess an at date license issued by the Mountaineering Federation valid in the Alps.
Alpinism is an extraordinary pass time but it involves risks. Each member of this journey takes full responsibility of what could happen.
The mountain guide reserves the right to modify the program depending on weather and snow conditions, group factor or any other cause that in his opinion may be decisive.
Cramponable mountaineering boots
Crampons with antiboot
Two screw-lock carabiners
1 x 6 mm dyneema sling 3m long
1 x 6 mm dyneema sling 1.5m long
1 ice screw
40 l. Backpack
Sun cream factor 50+
Lip balm factor 50+
Medium thickness socks + spare
Lightweight Gore-Tex pants
Fleece or Primaloft
Thermal long sleeve t-shirt + spare
Silk sleeping bag
Snacks (sandwich, chocolates, cereal bars,...)
Water bottle 1.5 l. or Camelback
Medicines for personal use
Emergency isothermal blanket
Headlight + batteries
Cash (provide foreign currency if needed)
Mountaineering Federation License valid for the Alps.
Abroad health Insurance
For the outdoor activity that you plan to be successful it is very important that it accommodates to your level, both physical and technical. Here we present some guidelines so that you can get an idea of what your level is according to the programs we propose. However, we recommend reaching to us so we can help you personally and adapt the program to your conditions.
- Technical Level
- 1 - None or very little experience in mountaineering. Use of crampons once or never. Big expertise in trekking. Able to walk on different terrains (snow or rock) with easy climbs. Ascents rank as "F".
- 2 - Mid-experience in mountaineering. Frequent climbs using ice axes and crampons in steep terrain. Knowledge of using ropes for belaying. Progression in alpine glaciers. Moderate expertise in climbing and progression in ridges. Ascents rank as "PD".
- 3 - High experience in mountaineering who has made alpine ascents and multi pitch trad climbs up to the IVth or Vth grades. Able to use self-protection tools (friends, stoppers, ice screws), install a belay, abseil. Also experienced in heights over 4000m. Practice mountaineering often. Use of crampons and ice axes on slopes of ice or snow of more than 50º. Ascent rank as "D".
- Fitness Level
- 1 - Being able to walk in the mountains for 3 to 4 hours gaining 800 meters of altitude with a lightweight backpack of about 5 kg.
- 2 - Walk along itineraries in the mountains for 4 to 6 hours gaining 1000 meters of altitude with an 8 kg backpack.
- 3 - Able to make mountain itineraries for more than 8 hours and ascending 1500 meters or more, loaded with a backpack of 10 kg.