Climbing and Mountaineering
One of the worlds most iconic mountains, Matterhorn is a beautiful triangular peak when seen from Zermatt. Climbing to the summit is an irresistible challenge for many alpinists around the world.
An excellent introduction to mountaineering at high altitude. It is a great choice for your first 4000 m peak as well as a nice ascent for those with previous experience.
4000 m peaks in the Swiss Valais
If you like the idea of climbing high peaks, the Swiss alps has a lot to offer. Whether you are an experienced alpinist or a complete beginner, you are sure to find mountains here to suit your ambitions.
Steep faces and ridges, requiring pitched climbing and, more often than not, rock shoes. In Chamonix, options include Aiguille du Midi south face, Eperon du Cosmiques, Pointe Lachenal, Monts Rouges du Triolet. Aiguille d'Orny and many more. Or why not go on a trip to Salbitschijen (Switzerland) or Orco/south side of the Gran Paradiso massif (Italy)?
Explore the Berner Oberland
The Berner Oberland has a more remote feeling than many the other popular areas of the alps. This place is dominated by huge peaks and some of the largest glaciers in Europe. Reaching the summit of most of these giants requires considerable effort but is a true mountaineering adventure and well worth the hard work.
Challenging alpine ascents
Mitteleggi ridge on the Eiger, Southeast ridge on Dent de Tsalion, Portjengrat, Kuffner Ridge on Mont Maudit, La Meije, Forbes Arete on Aiguille du Chardonnet, Grands Montets ridge on Aiguille Verte or one of the "non-standard" routes on Mont Blanc.