Your challenge in the Alps  
The climb of the majestic Matterhorn (4.478 m) in Switzerland !

Other similar objectives in the region are the climb of the mighty Weisshorn (4.505 m) and of the Dent Blanche (4.357 m).   

The climb of the Matterhorn via the Hörnli ridge is linked with 3 essential conditions:

♦ a good physical condition
♦ assistance of a mountain guide
♦ sufficient rest before the climb  

Technical degree of difficulty of the climb: D+ (= difficult+)

Good physical condition

The basis for the building and the conservation of a good physical condition is long distance walking, abbreviated LDW.

Obviously there is also the specific training 1 to 2 weeks before the undertaking of the climb. The specific training consists of the making of mountain hut tours in the Alps.

For the description of the mountain hut tours, you can click on "More info" on the right-hand side of the page.      


The climb will be done in a cordée of 2 men under the leadership of a local mountain guide.

Furthermore it is necessary to be well equipped against sudden weather alterations and/or against heavy weather in the mountains.

Physical and mental comfort

Sufficient rest before the climb could be found through a stay in a family hotel with quiet and comfortable rooms at an acceptable price.