Ascension to the Matterhorn for the daring crest of the Lion, the demanding Italian normal route.
Reserved for trained climbers with a minimum of experience.
From Cervinia you go up with off-road service to the Duca degli Abruzzi Refuge, from here in about 4/5 hours, up to the Carrel Hut (3,800m).
The itinerary that leads to the hut is largely on unstable ground and presents a demanding passage to overcome "la Cheminèe", a difficult corner...
The difference in altitude: + 1000 meters
Time: about 4 hours
Departure at night and climb to the summit, passing through the Pic Tyndall and the famous Scala Jordan.
Return to the same itinerary and descent to Cervinia.
Difference in altitude + 800m / - 2400m
Round trip time: 12-15 HOURS