Mountaineering stage Matterhorn – 4478 m – Hörnli ridge

4-day stage to allow the right preparation and the best timing to be able to climb the Matterhorn

Prezzo: 1.859,00

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4-day stage to allow the right preparation and the best timing to be able to climb the Matterhorn. Accompanied by a guide, this stage is for mountaineers who want to face the Matterhorn via the Hornli ridge

Schedule

The following program may be subject to change at the sole discretion of the instructor due to weather reasons or safety conditions on the glacier.

DAY 1

• Appointment in Cervinia at approximately 4pm, presentations and ascent to the Cervino Guide Refuge.
• Overnight stay at the refuge with dinner.

DAY 2

• Wake up early. Ascent to the Central Breithorn via the rocky East ridge
• Descent from the Western Breithorn on foot to Trockner Steg along the Teodulo glacier, with possible lunch break with the Matterhorn guides
• Descent by cable car from Trockner Steg to Schwarzsee, and then up an easy path to the Hornli Hutte
• Dinner and overnight stay at the refuge

DAY 3

• ascent to the Matterhorn (4634m), the symbolic peak of the Alps along the Hornli ridge and descent along the same route to the Hornli Hutte
• Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 4

• Descent to Schwarzsee along the ascent path, ascent to Trockner Steg by cable car and ascent on foot along the Teodulo glacier to Testa Grigia, where you will take the lifts to return to Cervinia.

Participants
  • 1 per guide
  • 2 people: possibility of splitting the costs of a second guide for the days of climbing the Hornli ridge to the summit of Mount Cervino.

NOTE

The program has been designed so as to reach the top of the Matterhorn in 3 days instead of the classic 2. In this way the chances of climbing increase from a 50% probability to a 70/80% probability. Usually you run both uphill and downhill. In this way, in addition to crossing the Central and Western Breithorn on the second day along the rocky and stupendous East ridge (also useful for acclimatisation), the descent from the summit of the Matterhorn will be carried out more calmly and you will be able to sleep comfortably at the Hornlihutte refuge after this fantastic experience.

Dates

The expected duration of the internships is 4 days
• From 26th to 30th June 2024
• From 03 to 07 July 2024
• From 10th to 14th July 2024
• From 17th to 21st July 2024
• From 24th to 28th July 2024
• From 31st July to 4th August 2024
• From 07 to 11 August 2024
• From 14th to 18th August 2024
• From 28th August to 1st September 2024
• From 04 to 08 September 2024

INDICATE THE DATE IN THE PURCHASE NOTES!

 

Required skills

Excellent physical condition. Trained person who practices sports even at a non-competitive level. Ability to climb easy terrain for many hours without problems. Previous experience on steep rock. Have successfully completed an Advanced internship with Adventure Dreamers or comparable mountaineering curriculum.

Excellent physical condition. Trained person who practices sports even at a non-competitive level. Ability to climb easy terrain for many hours without problems. Previous experience on steep rock. Have successfully completed an Advanced internship with Adventure Dreamers or comparable mountaineering curriculum.

The price includes

Alpine Guide Instructor for 4 days;
• Common equipment (ropes, carabiners, etc.)
• Membership in the Adventure Dreamers group in your region, being able to participate in free self-organised activities of our members throughout the year.

NOTE

In the case of two participants, there will be 2 guides; relating to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th day.

The price does not include

  • All overnight stays in personal and guide refuges
  • Mountain guide lunches
  • Personal and guide cable car expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Snacks and any packed lunches or in the refuge;
  • Personal mountaineering equipment (can be rented – See FAQ below)
  • Possibility to rent boots (at Monturastore AlpStation in Aosta)
  • Supplementary accident insurance ► more information
  • Everything that is not listed in the “the price includes” section

IMPORTANT!!!

The shelters have already been booked by Adventure Dreamers. We also paid advance booking deposits.

The balance of the refuges must be paid no later than 1 month from the start date of the event.

PAY FOR REFUGES NOW

EXPECTED EXPENSES

A participant:

  • 1 night at the Cervino Guide Refuge, half board (70€);
  • 1 night guide to the Cervino Guide Refuge, half board (€50);
  • 2 nights at the Hornli Refuge, half board (approximately €280)
  • 2 nights guide to the Hornli Refuge, half board (approximately €280)
  • Plateau Rosa Cable Car (Cervinia-plateau approximately €50 return)
  • Plateau Rosa guide cable car (Cervinia-plateau approximately €50 return)
  • Trockner Steg cable car (Trockner Steg-Schwarzsee approximately €20);
  • Trockner Steg guide cable car (Trockner Steg-Schwarzsee approximately €20);

 

  • Trockner Steg cable car last day optional (Trockner Steg-Schwarzsee approximately €20);
  • Trockner Steg guide cable car last day optional (Trockner Steg-Schwarzsee approximately €20);

In the case of two participants in the internship, two guides will be present. The second guide will arrive on the afternoon of the second day solely for the transfer to the Hornlihutte and the climb to the top of the Matterhorn. The additional guide will sleep 2 nights at the Hornlihutte and will accompany the second client to the top of the Matterhorn.

  • Hornlihutte rate for 2 nights (€280 per person)
  • Hornlihutte rate 2 guides for 2 nights (€560 to share)
  • Matterhorn guides’ refuge for 1 night (€70 per person)
  • Rate for 1 guide at the Cervino Guides Refuge for 1 night (€50 to be shared)
  • Cervinia-Plateau Rosa cable car (approximately €50 return per person)
  • Cervinia-Plateau Rosa cable car with 2 guides (approximately €100 return to be shared)
  • Trockner Steg-Schwarzsee cable car (approximately €20 per person);
  • Cable car 2 guides Trockner Steg-Schwarzsee (approximately €40 to share);

 

  • Trockner Steg-Schwarzsee cable car last day optional (approximately €20 per person);
  • Cable car 2 guides Trockner Steg-Schwarzsee last day optional (approximately €40 to be shared);

Required personal equipment

• Layered clothing suitable for high mountains (See FAQ below)
• Harness, crampons, ice ax (can be rented – See FAQ below)
• Sunglasses (at least cat. 3, preferably 4), sun cream, hat, neck warmer, two pairs of snow gloves, thermos or water depending on the temperature, 30/40 liter backpack
• Waterproof high ankle mountain boots

See FAQ for a complete list of equipment and clothing

The Guides

AD collaborates exclusively with UIAGM certified Alpine Guides

Over the years, an excellent relationship of collaboration, trust and friendship has been established with all the guides chosen for our events. We are a guarantee of a professional service carried out safely thanks to the experience of our guides.

FAQ

Domande frequenti
Excellent physical condition. Trained person who practices sports even at a non-competitive level. Previous experience on steep terrain. Have successfully completed an Advanced internship with Adventure Dreamers or comparable mountaineering curriculum. You can see this article for comparison.
Obviously a good physical shape allows you to progress faster.
Progression above 4000m is more tiring than at low altitude, this is due to the lack of oxygen.
If you have mountain experience even in the winter season and have already reached another 4000m of intermediate difficulty you will be able to participate

The registration fee includes:

– 4 days with a mountain guide
– The guide’s accommodation and half board costs – Membership in the Adventure Dreamers group in your region, being able to participate in free self-organised activities of our members throughout the year.

However, it does not include nights and half board in the refuges, the guide’s lunches, cable cars, travel to the places where the event takes place and the rental of ice axes, crampons and harness.
The event will take place in the Matterhorn massif in the locations indicated in the Program. However, due to weather conditions or the state of the glaciers and in any case for safety reasons, the Alpine Guide reserves the right to modify the program at its sole discretion.
The appointment is in Cervinia around 4:00 pm.

It is possible to organize yourself independently in cars shared between participants, via the WhatsApp group, created about a week before the event.

The precise time and location will be communicated via a WhatsApp group, approximately 2/3 days in advance, based on weather and snow conditions.

CAR
A5 Turin-Monte Bianco motorway. Exit at Chatillon and reach the Breuil Cervinia cable cars where there is a car park.
BUS/TRAIN
The closest train station is Chatillon. A scheduled bus service to/from Breuil Cervinia is active (check times and activation yourself).
Several daily buses departing from Aosta. PLANE
Transfers are facilitated by the proximity to the international airports of Turin Caselle, Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate and Geneva (CH). For transfers to and from the airports, there are various possibilities with buses, taxis and rental cars.
In the mornings the wake-up call is always around 5am (the time will depend on the temperatures). All itineraries will be undertaken at first light for reasons of safety and stability of the glacier.
The mountain guides will establish the time based on the weather conditions of the days, which are always subject to changes for your safety and that of others.

Meet at the Breuil ticket office on the first day around 4pm (time and location will be communicated on the WhatsApp group).

The WhatsApp group will be created about a week before the event!
In case of bad weather, which prevents the carrying out of one of the days of the internship, training activities will be proposed in a sheltered environment to learn and consolidate all the progression and safety maneuvers in a mountain environment.

No refunds will be given if a member of the group is unable to reach the summit or if the guide decides to descend due to reasons due to the group’s abilities or the weather.
The group agrees to respect the unquestionable judgment of the Alpine Guide and that nothing is owed by the organization.
Winter mountain clothing, “onion” clothing is recommended, i.e. with various layers to be adjusted based on the temperature:
– thermal underwear
– pail or soft shell type layer – waterproof shell + warm down jacket or similar
– Trousers in soft-shell or goretex shell or similar
– Hat or headband
– two pairs of snow gloves (one warm and one lighter and more sensitive)
– fog mask and sunglasses
– UV rays protective cream
– Front
– Backpack 30/40 LT
– Sheet bag
– Telescopic poles (optional but very useful)
– Cramponable mountain boots (crampon insert at least in the heel)
-bars/dried fruit/gel for the climb
-water bottle

– Mountaineering equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons) ► Possibility of rental or purchase of ‘equipment in agreement!
– Boots can be rented at the Alp Station shop in Aosta (you have to arrange the rental yourself)
Common equipment such as ropes, webbing, carabiners etc. available from the mountain guide.

RENTAL The request for rental equipment must be communicated in good time, at least one week before the start of the event.
However, we recommend communicating this when purchasing the event. The guide will bring all the equipment directly to the event.

You can book your equipment from HERE

NOTE: We do not provide boot rental. Boots can be rented at the Monturastore AlpStation shop in Aosta (you have to arrange the rental yourself, the shop is located in Saint-christophe, Aosta, tel. 0165 267898) Useful links for choosing equipment and clothing:
Clothing and equipment for mountaineering, ski touring and ice climbing
• BAD WEATHER: In case of bad weather predicted by the guide, the event will be canceled by the guide. If the guide decides to confirm the event because he considers a high success rate and sufficient safety conditions in relation to the weather, the climb will be confirmed and the cost of the event will not be refundable. Usually the dawn is stable in the mountains, to guarantee the success of the stage, the wake-up and ascent times may be changed.
• FAILURE TO PARTICIPATE: if you are unable to participate due to personal reasons it will not be possible to receive a refund.
• FAILURE TO REACH THE MINIMUM NUMBER: if the group of participants does not reach the minimum number, you will be entitled to a refund or you can use the fee for any other event. It’s your choice!
• INAPPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT: it is not possible to receive a refund if you do not have the mandatory technical equipment and/or unsuitable clothing. In this case the guide may decide not to let you participate in the climb • FAILURE TO REACH A PEAK: in case of failure to reach a peak foreseen in the program, no refund will be provided.
• OTHER CAUSES: for any other cause of cancellation on our part you are entitled to a refund.
• COVID OR OTHER ILLNESSES/INJURIES: there is no refund due to COVID, various injuries or other illnesses. No refunds will be given if a member of the group is unable to reach the summit or if the guide decides to descend due to reasons due to the group’s abilities or the weather. The group agrees to respect the unquestionable judgment of the Alpine Guide and that nothing is owed by the organization.
To consult all the information relating to our courses click HERE

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