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This climb must be taken seriously; you have to be in top physical condition and have climbing experience to attempt the summit. You also need to spend 7 to 10 days acclimatizing once in the area. Less-experienced climbers have plenty of alternatives, though, such as a one-day climb of the Riffelhorn (9,774 feet) or a half-traverse of the Breithorn (13,661 feet). For those wanting a challenge without such extreme altitudes, try a guided trip across the rugged Gorner gorge.

Climbing the Mountain

Zermatt Alpin Center. For detailed information, advice, instruction, and climbing guides for the Matterhorn, contact the Zermatt Alpin Center...

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