Day 1: Meet in Saas Almagell or Saas Fee. Review gear, condition. Hike up to Almageller hut, review rope management, Belaying, knots.
Day 2: Rock climbing on Dri Hornli. Great ridge traverse offering all aspect of alpine climbing. Continue to review techniques, belaying, rappelling, communication, down climbing.
Day 3: Ascent of Portjentgrat. A mixed climb of: rock, snow. This long ridge is a thru test for the Matterhorn providing expose section, technical section, it is shorter then the Matterhorn and has an escape if necessary half way.
Day 4: ascent and traverse of Weissmeiss. A higher altitude climb, snow and ice practice. That day we return to Zermatt
Day 5: Active Rest day. Descent the via Ferrata in the Gorner gorge (3 hours of fun) or Ascent of Riffelhorn ( rock climb near Gornergrat).
Day 6: Hike to Hornli hut. Reconnaissance of the bottom part of the Matterhorn that we will climb in the dark the next day.
Day 7: Matterhorn Ascent, Along beautiful day. Weaking up at 3:00 am it is a 10 to 12 hours day of interesting climbing to an awesome peak. Return to Zermatt
1 person - $ 5,260
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