This 6 day program allows you to not only climb the Matterhorn but features acclimatisation days on the Mont Blanc massif.
We meet in Chamonix and brush up on our ropework and climbing skills on the iconic Cosmiques Arete and also the traverse of the Aiguille d’Entreves before tackling the epic Dent du Geant. This 4000 peak is a good test to check and ready all your equipment before tackling the Matterhorn. The Dent du Geant is a shorter and less tiring day than the Matterhorn, but the climb is technically more difficult and the fixed ropes of the normal route are pretty steep and tiring.
This fully packed 6 days will have you ready for the most iconic mountain in Switzerland.
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If you have not climbed with us before, contact us before booking.
The Matterhorn is 1 to 1 ratio so places are limited.
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18 - 99 Years, Male
18 - 99 Years, Female
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What is included in the price
-All guiding fees and transport and technical equipment for the group
What is not included
Personal climbing insurance
Personal climbing gear
***** Accommodation and meals during the trip in huts for you and the guide. We can give you an approximate cost of this when you call
***** Lift passes for you and the guide. Again we can give you a cost for this.
Who will be my leader
Sean is your leader and arranges all trips on this website.
He has lived in Dubai for 12 years and splits his time between here and the Pyrenees.
He has led 4 expeditions to the summit of Everest and 15 expeditions to mountains over 8000m as well as many around the globe.
If we employ further western guides they will be qualified and experienced mountain guides or mountaineering instructors.
On other expeditions such as Nepal and Pakistan we also ensure that all of our local porters have a good track record of mountaineering at high altitudes.
Whilst qualifications and experience are essential requirements, we also make sure that our porters have the right temperament to lead an expedition comprised of individuals who have a range of previous experience and expectations. To that end, we aim to provide a staff (and clients ) who will make the expedition both successful and enjoyable throughout.
What equipment do I need
When you sign up we go through everything that you will need.
Warm walking boots that are capable of taking a crampon
Gloves Buff, hat
Wind / Water proof outer clothes
High altitude Cat 4 Glasses
We will also check any equipment you have before you depart each morning.
What level of experience do I need
Climbing the Matterhorn is a difficult alpine tour not only the physical aspect but technically.
Good acclimatization, training, and endurance are key to reaching the summit. It’s essential to stay at altitude for at least a few days before, either in Zermatt or in the Mont Blanc Massif in huts at 3000 m to get proper acclimatization
Its also necessary to have some flexibility in case the weather forces us to move the ascent date. If you have more days, then it is also easier fto change the summit day in the short term, depending on the conditions.
You should know what grade 4 is and be able to climb it with a guide. As a general rule you should be able to do 300 meters of vertical gain per hour at altitude.
The reason we do the additional classic such as Dent du Geant and Cosmiques Arete is to full bring you up to speed with your guide and what we expect from you to ensure a safe climb.
We can practice the techniques together before climbing the Matterhorn that we will be using.
What are your contact details
Sean lives in Dubai and the Pyrenees and as he is guiding the trips he is frequently travelling.
All messages will be responded to as quickly as possible.
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What does the rental equipment package include?
We can help you rent equipment and offer advice on purchases. Purchases should be done a long time in advance and tested before stepping on the mountain.
Equipment can be rented in Chamonix but at this level you are probably expected to have the basics. Please allow time for this.
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