The pyramid of the Alps
The Matterhorn is the most famous rocky pyramid in the world. Its 4478 m peak stands out among the glacial crime of Monte Rosa and acts as a border between Italy and Switzerland. His first ascent dates back to July 14, 1865 by Edward Whymper on the Swiss side. Over time each of its walls and crest have been covered, and each climb has been described by a particularity that has made the Matterhorn become a pillar of the history of mountaineering. Whymper, Bonatti, the Schmidt brothers, Croz, Carrel, Gabarrou, Ueli Steck … the strongest climbers in the world of every generation have been attracted by the beauty of this mountain. Now it’s your turn …
Here follow two classic itineraries for the ascent to the Matterhorn:
- The Leone ridge, that is the western ridge that can be climbed without the help of ski lifts starting from Cervinia;
- The Hornligratt, or the East ridge which is accessed from Zermatt via the Hornli refuge.
For the ascent to the Matterhorn, a preventive 3-4 days of technical verification is required, not included in this price.