Matterhorn 4478m 2024

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Summit of the Matterhorn - Faisal and Ervin
The Matterhorn is probably the most recognised mountain in the world, due to its unique triangular shape. The mountain is fairly difficult to ascend by any route, and was one of the last Alpine 4000ers to be climbed. The classic routes up the mountain are the Hörnli Aréte from Zermatt, and Lion Ridge from Cervinia.
Sun Travel to Chamonix, course briefing
Mon Day route ascending multi-pitch climb
Tue Day route & ascend to mountain hut
Wed Alpine start for route, Dent du Geant
Thu Travel to Matterhorn & stay in hut
Fri Summit Matterhorn, and descend
Sat Breakfast, check out and depart
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Course Dates
Matterhorn Week
  • [ 1 ] 30 Jun - 6 Jul 2024
  • [ 2 ] 7 - 13 Jul 2024
  • [ 0 ] 14 - 20 Jul 2024
  • [ 1 ] 21 - 27 Jul 2024
  • [ 1 ] 28 Jul - 3 Aug 2024
  • [ 1 ] 4 - 10 Aug 2024
  • [ 1 ] 11 - 17 Aug 2024
  • [ 0 ] 18 - 24 Aug 2024
  • [ 2 ] 25 - 31 Aug 2024
  • [ 2 ] 1 - 7 Sep 2024
  • [ 2 ] 8 - 14 Sep 2024
Course spaces

The numbers in brackets next to each course date indicate the remaining spaces. Please contact us of you require more spaces, as often we can release extra places, subject to availability.
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Price: £2399 Book online
5 full days mountain guiding
7 days holiday in total, Sun - Sat
Standard Course Inclusions: 1) IFMGA Mountain Guide for five days, 2) Chamonix course hosts for logistics & briefings, 3) Self-catered accommodation in Chamonix (inc. beddings & towels), 4) Pre course information booklet, 5) Equipment discount voucher for UK shops, 6) Free 36 page technical Course Instruction Booklet, 7) Road transport in Chamonix valley and to / from Tasch / Cervinia, 8) Car parking fees in Tasch / Cervinia, 9) One night half board in mountain hut on Matterhorn (inc. costs for guides) in the Carrel / equivalent budget applied to Hornli booking, 10) Evening technical instruction / briefing sessions in Chamonix.
Exclusions: 1) Travel to and from Chamonix, 2) Equipment hire, 3) Personal laundry, telephone calls, lunches, evening meals in valley, & any purchases in mountain huts / hotels / restaurants, 4) Cable cars and uplift (train, taxi, 4x4 etc) for you and your guide (cable cars for guide included in Chamonix) in Chamonix and Zermatt / Cervinia, 5) Optional second night in a mountain hut on the training days, on a half board basis for you and your guide, 6) If you / guide opt to climb via the Hornli, there is a c.£190 suppliment paid at the hut (click for Hornli costs), 7) Sunday pre-dinner drinks & Friday celebratory meal & drinks, 8) Activities insurance, & excess baggage charges.
Notes: The scheduled standard course assumes 1:2 guiding for the first 3 days. Note that is there is just one person on a course, less 1:1 guiding days can be offered, however accommodation will be provided for the whole week, and guiding options and locations will be discussed with you within the budget paid.
1:1 upgrade: Have you thought of upgrading to a 1:1 course throughout? Some clients prefer this strategy to provide even more flexibility during the week, and to allow them to move on all routes, at a more tailored pace. One key advantage is that the Matterhorn itself could even be climbed over a three day period, with two nights in huts on the mountain (n.b. only one night is included as per inclusions above). The 1:1 guiding ratio for the five days, with the same other inclusions as the standard course, costs £3299.

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