ALONG THE HORNLI RIDGE

From July to mid September
Surely, its view from Zermatt, is the most famous mountain view on the planet, and certainly the most photographed. Tall, slender and elegant with no other mountain around it.

The ascent, if in good conditions, is always busy but we will rewarded by the great satisfaction of getting on the top, where you will enjoy one of the best 360° view in the whole Alps.

Travel Program

1stDay

Climb to Hornli Hutte m 3260

Meeting with the Mountain Guide early in the morning and transfer to Zermatt. Check of the equipment and up with the gondola until the middle station of Shwarzsee m 2583. From there, along a comfortable trail, up to Hornli Hutte m 3260. Dinner and overnight.

Walk up 700 m. 2 hours


2ndDay

Climb to the top

Departure around 4 am, up through the first tiring fixed ropes. Then we’ll find some debris trail and many rocky steps up to grade II. The climb becames more demanding and a couple of steps up to grade III° we’ ll lead us to Solvay bivouac. After a short rest we’ ll go on along the last tiring and steep fixed ropes until the great summit.The way down is along the same itinerary and by gondola from the Shwarzsee to Zermatt.

Walk up 1218 m – Down 1895 m. – 11/12 hours


More details

TECHNICAL INFOS: This itinerary is a bit easier but longer then the Italian one along the Lion’s ridge. It's mostly a rock climb ascent equipped with several fixed ropes. Anyway it presents several steps up to grade III°. Sometimes, depending on the conditions, we’ll need to take the crampons on. The concentration level must be always very high also for the presence of many other teams .

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Difficulties

AD+ / Fairly Difficult +

Skills required

Excellent physical shape, good training and practice in the use of ice axe and crampons are required, Basic rock climbing experience is required

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
2 days 1 1

Equipements

High mountain clothing, harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet, head light

Documents

Alpine Club Card is recommended

Prices

1 person1.100,00 €per person

Rate details

THE PRICE INCLUDES: Support and assistance of a U.I.A.G.M. Mountain Guide, all the technical equipment in common use, logistics,rental of technical equipment if you need (harness, crampons, helmet, ice axe)

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Transfer to Zermatt, round trip by cable car (Zermatt – Shwarzsee) half board in the Hut, injury insurance. Guide’s lift ticket and half board will be shared by participant