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matterhorn course

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Matterhorn course 5 days

LEVEL : advance

Course reference : SM 4

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Matterhorn Course

Symbol of the Swiss Confederation , Matterhorn ( 4447 m) is looking for with Alpamayo ( Andes) and Ama Dablam (Himalaya )
the title of most beautiful mountain in the world.

OUR + : All our guides are very good teachers. They will be keen to help you progress individually during this Matterhorn course .
Climbing the Matterhorn is long (1200 meters from the hut Hörnli ) , physical and altitude amplifies these difficulties. To succeed, excellent physical condition is essential.
It is therefore essential to practice regularly climbing, having already made several rock climbing and mountaineering routes with crampons to master the basic techniques.

Duration : 5 Days
Dates 2016 :

- July : 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st - August : 7th, and 14th
On request any weeks from beginning of June to the mid of August

Groupe size:

Minimum 1, Maximum 2 clients, to ensure everybody’s safety.

Skills taught: - Develop your skills on snow, ice, snow and rock (“mixed”)
- Learn to belay and lead
- Efficient use of safety equipment on this terrain (including ice screws, nuts, ice axe etc)
- Evaluate snow conditions
Price :

1500€/person if you are 2 persons,
1900 €/person if you are by yourself.

We complete the group as one goes along inquiries.
If you are a private group, please contact us :
The price includes : the cost of a Guide for 5 days, Ice Axes, Helmets, Crampons and Harnesses.
It doesn't include :
- Half board in a gite, picnic for D1 to D5, refuges halfboard, mountain lifts.
- All which is not included in "the price includes"

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Monday :

Departure from Saas Almagell ( 1660m ) . Ascent to the Almagellerhütte hut ( 2,894 m )
Meeting at Saas Grund at 9am . Possibility to make a climbing school above the hut . Elevation gain 1250 m . Dinner and overnight at the mountain hut.

Tuesday :

Rocky ascent of the Dri Horlini ( 3209m ) . Facing the hut, rock climbing the ridge SW of Dri Horlini to 3209m D + : 400 m D- : 400m
Pretty good arock, with thorough revision reminders. Grade : AD with rock climbing grade 3. Descent to Almagellerhütte Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Wednesday :

Ascent of Weissmies ( 4023m ) and descent to Saas Grund D + 1120 m D- : 925 m
Ascent of Weissmies ( 4023m ) by the SSE ridge , we will make a beautiful high mountain route , with some rock climbing grade 2, and a beautiful snow ridge to reach the summit . Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Thursday :

Hornli Hut ( 3260m )
Descent into the valley to find another guide. Then climb by the cable car from Zermatt to Schwarzee ( 2583m ) . Uphill walk up to the hut Hornli ( 3260m ) . Elevation gain 700m . Dinner and overnight at the hut .

Friday :

Matterhorn ( 4478m ) ascent by Hörnli ridge.
For this last day , starting very early to climb the Matterhorn. The ascent will be pretty easy until the Solvay Hut (4000m ) and the shoulder . Then over the route is equipped with pins and ropes to aid us to climb the summit of the Matterhorn . Descent to the Hut Hornli . Elevation gain 1200m. Descent to Zermatt on foot and by car. Arrival in Zermat . End of stage. Duration: 11 to12 hours

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Sébastien for Mountain Guide Adventure

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