Costa Rica Traverse

The Coast to Coast Team ran a first rate operation. Would I do it again? Yes! I would have turned around on the beach and set off to do the full traverse right there and then.

Chris Collier | United Kingdom
 
 

Matterhorn Highlights

For time starved walkers we have devised a shorter version of our popular Matterhorn Circuit. The Matterhorn, or Cervin, is one of the world's most renowned and historic mountains. A near perfect pyramid, it stands at an altitude of 4478m above sea level, and is surrounded by some of the most spectacular alpine scenery in the world and typical Swiss villages. The trail around the Matterhorn crosses between Italy and Switzerland, adding a cultural dimension to the journey. With high passes and steep ascents aided by steel ropes it is one of our more challenging hikes. However, with a good level of fitness and prior outdoor experience, this is an immensely rewarding traverse affording spectacular views throughout including some of the highest peaks in the Alps such as Dent Blanche (4357m) and Zinalrothorn (4221m).

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive St Niklaus, walk to Grüben (6-7hrs)
DAY 2 Cross the Forclaz Pass (2874m) to Zinal at the base of Dent Blanche (6hrs)
DAY 3 Walk through flowered meadows surrounded by the famous peaks of Zinalrothorn (4221m), Obergabelhorn (4063m) and Dent Blanche (4357m) to the village of Hauderes (6hrs)
DAY 4 Ascend glacier and the Col Collon (3082m) and descend to the Italian hamlet of Prarayer (2000m) (7-8hrs)
DAY 5 To Breuil Cervinia (6-7hrs)
DAY 6 Walk to the famous ski resort of Zermatt (6hrs), trip concludes

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Trip Code: MA6
Trip Grading: Challenging
Duration:  6 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
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Next Trip:  07 September 2014
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