Cost: £2,395
Ratio (Clients:Guides): 2:1 / 1:1
Estimated Hut and Cable car costs: Eiger CHF400 (with Swiss half tariff card) / Matterhorn CHF365
Dates available: 6th July - 13th July 2019, 13th July - 20th July 2019, 20th July - 27th July 2019, 27th July - 3rd August 2019, 3rd August - 10th August 2019, 10th August - 17th August 2019, 17th August - 24th August 2019, 24th August - 31st August 2019

Guided Climbing on one of the most famous peaks in the Swiss Alps : the Eiger or the Matterhorn, booking as a team of two.

After an initial 3 days of acclimatisation at a 2:1 guiding ratio you will head to Zermatt or Grindewald to climb the Matterhorn or Eiger with your own IFMGA Mountain Guide, climbing together as 2 teams of 2 climbers.

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The difficulty and physical challenge of these peaks should not be underestimated. They offer very long and sustained rock scrambles, with some strenuous sections on fixed ropes on the Matterhorn and spectacular exposure. The terrain is very different from snow peaks like Mont Blanc. Recent rock climbing and scrambling training plus winter mountaineering experience is essential for a safe and enjoyable ascent. A couple of days' prior personal acclimatisation before the trip is helpful.

Typical itinerary in good conditions:

Day 1: Traverse of Petit Dent de Veisivi (3184m) - a high-quality rock scramble of AD (grade III) standard

Days 2-3: Ascend to Vignettes Hut (3158m) above Arolla and traverse Mont Blanc de Cheilon (3869m)(AD-) a classic mixed route at high-altitude

Days 4-6: Drive to Zermatt and walk in to Hornli hut. Ascend Matterhorn by Hörnli or Italian Ridges (AD or AD+); return to Evolène

OR

Days 4-6: Drive to Grindelwald; ascend to Mittellegi Hut and traverse the Eiger by the Mittellegi and South Ridges; stay at Mönchsjoch Hut, climb Mönch; return to Evolène

If travelling by train from Geneva, we recommend buying a Swiss half tariff card to reduce lift expenses when climbing the Eiger.

Please note : This week is available for booking only as a team of 2.

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For information on accommodation and what's included in our Matterhorn / Eiger prices click here.