Cost: £3,745
Ratio (Clients:Guides): 2:1/1:1
Estimated Hut and Cable car costs: CHF600 per person with Swiss Half Tarrif Card
Dates available: 25th August - 4th September 2018 [ Full ]

Guided Climbing on two of the most famous peaks in the Swiss Alps : the Eiger and 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 to climb the Matterhorn with your own IFMGA Mountain Guide, climbing together as 2 teams of 2 climbers. Following a rest day on the Saturday, you will then drive to Grindelwald to climb the Eiger.

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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 Ridge (AD); return to Evolène

Day 7 (Saturday): Rest day

Days 8-10: 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 within Switzerland, we recommend buying a Swiss half tariff card to reduce lift expenses.

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The price is per person and includes:

  • 9 days of guided climbing
  • All guides expenses
  • Transport between Evolene and all climbing venues
  • Valley accommodation and food from Saturday 25 August to Sunday 1 September

For information on accommodation click here. Please note the second week includes accommodation in Evolene only on the Saturday night (1 September) after which it is envisaged you will travel to Grindelwald and stay in mountain huts.