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mipodduHörnli Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014

mipoddu

Move slowly, so slept in Solvay
Posted Nov 7, 2014 4:58 am

Rolf41Via Hörnligrat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2012

Rolf41

Start at around 5 am at the Hörnli hut. Took us 5:45 to the summit. Around 50 People on the ridge with the half of them guided partys.
The swiss guides should be a bit more relaxed. Some of them treated their customer like a dog on a leash.
Posted Aug 19, 2014 2:40 pm

SarahThompsonThe classic Hörnli Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013

SarahThompson

Soloed to above the Solvay Hut and then roped up when the rock got snowy near the start of the series of fixed ropes up high. Did 3 raps on the descent. 9:20 Hörnli Hut to Hörnli Hut. Great weather and conditions... a fitting gift from the mountain gods after our first attempt in 2009 was foiled by a big storm that dumped a foot of snow on the mountain.
Posted Sep 7, 2013 2:52 pm

ChandraHörnligrat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2013

Chandra

What a day, what a mountain.
The moment when you reach the summit ridge in early morning light is simply... indescribable.
Posted Aug 24, 2013 3:16 am

atavistMatter ?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2013

atavist

Clear skies for a few days but cold winds high on the mountain. Dufourspitze earlier in the week didn't get me completely acclimated so I was moving a little slow. The upper slabs were harder than I expected and would be very difficult to protect without the fixed ropes. So I give big cred's to the pioneers.
Posted Aug 2, 2013 2:41 am

secanderHörnli Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

secander

Climbed with Erik. The climb was beautiful and the summit was fantastic. We had good weather for the climb but it clouded up and started snowing during the descent. Though I am very glad I climbed it, I wouldn't have chosen to climb if I had realized how many unprotected sections have the potential for a fatal fall.
Posted Jul 23, 2013 7:12 am

KundrtHörnli solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013
Awesome but very difficult and psycho for me.
Posted Jul 9, 2013 6:21 am

EelconlSummer 2012  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2012

Eelconl

With a little of fresh snow from 3700 Meter.
Posted Mar 21, 2013 8:10 pm

AlbertoRampiniLion Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 1982

AlbertoRampini

Cresta del Leone "solo" ascent.
Posted Oct 3, 2012 5:59 pm

JuannemanMatterhorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Juanneman

El cervino... 2 years of dreamin became reality
Posted Jun 5, 2012 4:05 pm

IvanBraunDKBad weather and icy conditions stopped us
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

IvanBraunDK

We waited and waited and waited and waited for a good day - finally did we go for it, but had to stop at Col du Lion - conditions were to icy
Posted Jan 15, 2012 5:09 pm

goodwilsonHörnli Ridge   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2011

goodwilson

very good weather to summit
Posted Nov 12, 2011 2:25 pm

starybaranHornli  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011
Some difficulties with finding a right path. Perfect conditions, perfect views, amazing day. Climbed with spanish climber Diego.
Posted Sep 19, 2011 2:12 pm

Woodie HopperHoernligrat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2011

Woodie Hopper

Perfect conditions, but climbed in a lot of clouds, so not as much to see from the top, but still very gratifying for me. Kudos to my guide who was great- I can see why guides are recommended for even experienced climbers.
Posted Aug 25, 2011 12:00 pm

markhallamvia Hornli Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 1981

markhallam

I represented 3rd generation of my family to climb this mountain - my Grandfather then my Mother before me - back in the 1950's. I climbed it in 1981 aged 20, but sadly neither were still alive to know it.
Posted Mar 28, 2011 10:06 am

OznidYeah, made it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

Oznid

Fun and intense. Stormy weather the night before, blue bird sky the next morning. The entire upper route was snow. We got behind some slow pokes and ended up being the last party to make it to the summit, despite the guides saying that we were too late (we had plenty of time). Lots of panicked folks on the descent made for a dangerous ascent. But, at least we had the descent to ourselves.
Posted Oct 26, 2010 2:39 am

carloselbrusMatterhorn - Cervino  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2000

carloselbrus

Nice mountain...nice ski
Posted Sep 2, 2010 11:09 am

JanGRe: Icy Conditions

JanG

I am sorry that conditions were so bad in that it snowed down to the village. My personal experience confirmed that in early/mid Aug weather can get quite " wintry." As mentioned in my TR, twice in 3 trips to Zermatt in early August were characterized by snow all the way into town with more snow higher up making climbing the Hornli ridge almost impossible.

JanG
Posted Aug 27, 2010 3:16 pm

granitepeakerIcy Conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2010

granitepeaker

The conditions were less then pleasant. The lady that checked us in at the hut said that no guides had gone up in the last several days. The Hornli hut was quiet and depressing with less then 20 people staying there. My partner and I had a 14 person dorm all to ourselves. With precipitation in Zermatt at 80% we still decided to make a go of it. Including my partner and I there was only 12 of us to brave the mountain that day. The entire mountain was very icy. White out conditions from snow and fog allowed the route to be visible for only about 20 feet in front of us. Of the 12 people, half turned around before the Solvay hut and were very shaken up and disturbed from getting severely lost on the route. After returning back to Zermatt the weather got even worse and it snowed in Zermatt, in early August no less.
Posted Aug 16, 2010 4:47 pm

DeltakypQuiet day on the Hornli ridge.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2010

Deltakyp

Climbed w/ guide Markus Beck (Swiss-American from Colorado), not a whole lotta snow at all, kinda dismayed at the melting all around the Alps this year... Great climb and only needed crampons last 300 meters or so. Had to overcome some nasty blisters on my heels from climbing Mont Blanc 3 days prior (small boots) and a toe that had to have blood drained from it from a torn toenail, but persevered! A classic climb with only a couple minor hold-ups/rocks kicked down on the route, but otherwise once we passed everyone, was a beautiful day!
Posted Jul 27, 2010 9:34 am

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