Trip to Zermatt – Meeting the guide around 19h00 to finalise the details of the week.
Zermatt (1620m) - Rothornhütte (3198m)
Elevation gain/loss: + 580m
Rothornhütte (3198m) - Zinalrothorn (4221m) – Trift Hut (2337m)
Elevation gain/loss: + 1030m / - 1900m
Trift Hut (2337m) - Zermatt (1620m)
Elevation gain/loss: - 720m
Zermatt (1620m) - Gondola lift to Schwarzsee (2583m) - Hornli Hut (3260m)
Elevation gain/loss: + 680m
Hornli Hut (3260) - Matterhorn (4478m) - Schwarzsee (2583m) – Cable car to Zermatt (1620m)
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 guide/s extra expenses due to possible unexpected program variations.
- 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
- Telescopic trekking poles
- Crampons with anti-balling plates
- Ice axe
- 40 l. backpack
- Light harness
- Headlight + batteries
- 2 x screw-lock carabiners
- 1 x 6 mm dyneema sling 3m long
- 1 x 6 mm dyneema sling 1.5m long
- 1 x ice screw
- Sun cream factor 50+
- Lip balm factor 50+
- Thin gloves
- Ski gloves
- Midweight socks + spare
- Durable summer mountaineering pants
- Base layer pants
- Lightweight Gore-Tex pants
- Gore-Tex jacket
- Polartec or lightweight fleece
- “Micro-fibre” base layer long sleeve t-shirt + spare
- Snacks (sandwich, chocolates, cereal bars, ...)
- Water bottle 1.5 l.
- Mobile phone
- ID/Driving license
- 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.