The Matterhorn, 4478m, is a worldwide symbol of the Alps. Seeing it live, is already an experience, and climbing it even more.
On the first day, at 9:30 am, we walk and in about 6 hours we climb with little mountaineering difficulty to the hut Carrel 3850m where we stay overnight (possibility to shorten the distance with Jeep or cable car).
On the second day, we leave before dawn and climb 650m to the summit (climbing up to grade 4+, sometimes with crampons at our feet). The most difficult sections are facilitated by the presence of fixed ropes that still require strong arms. It takes us about 5 hours to reach the summit and then we descend to Cervinia for a total of about 12-14 hours and 1680m of descent.
For the ascent, it is advisable to acclimatize a few days earlier on a peak like the Western Breithorn 4165m.