14,692ft / 4,478m
We ascend via the Hörnli Ridge that separates the North and East faces via a long and technical route requiring the utmost attention from climbers. The steep rock ridge is very involving and a successful attempt requires a rapid rate of ascent and full concentration by a fit party. The steep North and East faces drop away spectacularly on either side and the sense of exposure is dramatic.
With its formidable history and the magnificent grandeur of its architecture, the Hörnli Ridge on the Matterhorn is a climb that is definitely worth aspiring to.
Dates: July to September annually
Duration: 5 days / 6 nights
Departure: ex Chamonix France or Zermatt, Switzerland
You can view the trip notes for the guided ascent of the Matterhorn via the Hornli Ridge online or download a pdf using the links below:
|Matterhorn Hornli Ridge ex Chamonix 2013|
Adobe Acrobat Document: 906 KB, 2.2 minutes @ 56kbps
Trip notes for the Guided Ascent of the Matterhorn via the Hornli Ridge ex Chamonix
|Matterhorn Guided Ascent Hornli ex Zermatt 2013|
Adobe Acrobat Document: 525 KB, 77 seconds @ 56kbps