Climbing Conditions on the Matterhorn

After a very snowy start to the season following the big winter we’ve just had, this summer has been hot and stable for the most part – meaning that the rock ridges have dried out and come into good condition.  Non more so than the Hornli Ridge on the Matterhorn, so that everyone on our  guided Matterhorn climb weeks has summited so far this summer – well done to all!

Thanks also to Chadders and Kenny for more excellent guiding this week – visiting both the the Swiss and Italian summits of the Matterhorn, as well as organising a great day out in the Gorner Gorge whilst across in Zermatt.  Pics from Mark:

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The ‘Horn
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Team selfie on the Italian summit of the Matterhorn
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At the summit – nearly half way…
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Mountain light from the Hornli Hut