26 June 2022.

Zermatt, Climbing

Zermatt is one of the worlds top climbing and mountaineering destinations offering something for climbers and mountaineers of all levels of ability on both ice and rock. A bold claim but with indoor climbing walls in resort, famous peaks like the Monte Rosa and Matterhorn on the doorstep, the massif of the premier cradling many a glacier and the fact that 38 of the regions summits reach over 4000 meters, it’s really not difficult to see why this is a fair assessment.

Of course one of the highlights of Zermatt is the majestic Matterhorn which has unsurprisingly become a rather popular mountain to climb, so at peak times of the year can be cluttered with – for want of a better word – tourists.

Don’t be alarmed if this all sounds like serious stuff because climbing life around Zermatt isn’t all extreme. In fact there are several relatively low altitude options on Riffelhorn for one, a fixed rope course in Gorner Gorge, a via ferrata route on Schweifinen and the ascent – not really a climb – of Breithorn is said to be one of the least taxing 4000 metre climbs in the Alps .

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