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Alibee2Ali Milligan  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

Alibee2

A perfect day on a perfect mountain with perfect company.
Ali Milligan with Kurt Lauber on the Matterhorn.
3 and a half hours up, 3 hours down.
Posted Sep 19, 2009 4:22 pm

andrea.itHornli  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009

andrea.it

Solo climb from Hornli hutte. Beautiful mountain but very crowded.
Almost 100 climbers on the way.
Not very funny, expecially along the return.ede
Anyway 4.20h up, 6.00h down.
Posted Sep 1, 2009 2:28 pm

Nigel LewisLoooooong Day out!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

Nigel Lewis

27 hrs from Carrel Hut to summit and return. Great day (and a bit!)
Checkout my trip report!
http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/548650/A-LONG-day-out-on-Italian-Ridge.html

N
Posted Aug 18, 2009 6:47 pm

ArioHornligrat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2003

Ario

3h55 up (25 min break) 3h40 down... go figure !
Posted Aug 13, 2009 3:17 am

richardpattisonHornli Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

richardpattison

We were hoping to climb the Liongrat from Italy but was reportedly in poor condition with no Italian guide having made the climb this year, so we went via the Hornli Hut.

It proved a good decision, on our ascent, we passed two Italians at 7am who were descending after climbing the Liongrat, they summitted at 11pm having started at 4am the previous day! They were looking understandably exhausted having been climbing for 27 hours straight! Conditions were so poor they didn't fancy going back down the way they came.

From the summit we saw 3 climbers on the flat section of the Liongrat moving slowly, still a few hours from the summit.

It was a perfect day, great climb. We summitted between the Zermatt guides and the independent climbers so had 15 mins alone on the summit, excellent on a busy day. The fixed rope section was complete chaos, we lost well over an hour there on the way up & down, several ropes getting tangled with 2 groups moving up together and 2 down, like a circus. We took 6 hours up, 6.5 hours down, missed the last cable car so descended the full 3,000m descent into Zermatt on foot.

But a great day, we finished it off in style with a kebab in Zermatt!
Posted Aug 11, 2009 11:17 am

MountaingirlBCSpanked!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008

MountaingirlBC

Changed plans from the Italian side to Hornli after storms had coated the mountain in ice. The fact that there hadn't been a single guide on the mountain all week should probably have been a red flag but we decided to go for it anyway. Us, and about 13 other climbers Forrest Gumped our way through rock that alternated between being encased in ice to crumbling beneath our feet before finally admitting defeat just below the Solvay hut. Made it back to the Hornli hut 18 hours after we'd set out that morning. Oh well... still a hell of a day out. Next time!
Posted Aug 8, 2009 3:53 pm

radsonPerfect Weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2009

radson

Not as crowded as feared. Fun climb, descent was a bit monotonous towards the end. Overall a lot more fun than I expected.
Posted Aug 7, 2009 4:43 am

JekRe: Cresta Del Leone/Arete Du Lion

Jek

We was at summit in same day ;)..
Jek
Posted Feb 3, 2009 9:52 pm

JekHörnligrat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

Jek

It was just second ascent in my life to 4000m peak. Though there was realy many people it was amazing climb and experience for me.
Posted Feb 3, 2009 9:41 pm

alejandroHornli Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2004

alejandro

It was a life-time achievement. Once fitness and weather conditions permitted an opportunity to ascend, I was climbing a mountain I've marveled my whole life. It was a privilege and an emotional accomplishment, culminating many previous attempts at rock climbing. Once it's over and done with, you're a more humble person, understanding that it is elements of nature that have the upper hand and you're just there to enjoy yourself and grow as a person.
Posted Oct 18, 2008 9:24 pm

PeterCorneliusSpaethHörnli Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2008

PeterCorneliusSpaeth

In good conditions. Experienced a bivouc and a heli rescue below us.
Posted Sep 11, 2008 3:23 pm

CorvusCresta del leone / Lion ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008

Corvus

Climbed in one day the Mattehorn by Lion ridge. From Duca degli Abruzzi to the summit in 5 h 30 min and the same time to go down. From the "Gran corda" to the "scala Jordan" by using crampons. Absolutely a great experience, a great feat.
Posted Aug 31, 2008 7:39 am

pabloRoute Climbed: Hornli Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2008

pablo

After trying last year and early this summer (weather did not allow), this 3rd time the dream becomes true.

Excellent and hard climb of 10 hours up and down:
4h30am Rolando and I leave the hut, just after Zermatt guides & their clients. 9h30am we are in the summit alone. We are in the middle of the faster and the slower ropes. Weather is good but annouced deterioration is coming up. This forecast is the reason why not too many people climbing today. We hurry down to the hut which we reach at 2h30pm. We take some refreshment and down to the telecabine which we reach at 4pm. Down to Zermatt then to enjoy some beer and typical saussages.

All in all, a wonderful though tough experience enabled fundamentally by friendship with Rolando and good dose of determination and preparation.
Posted Aug 12, 2008 10:51 am

mvsRoute Climbed: Hoernli Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

mvs

Very worthwhile and exhausting climb! We had plenty of snow on the ridge in previous days/weeks, and even new snow the night before. It took us a long time compared to many of the times I see here (very impressive). Walking at 4:00 am. At the Solvay Hut at 8:00 am. On the summit at 11:00 am. Back to the Hoernli Hut at 7:15 pm.
Out of 45-50 people attempting, it seemed that 14 (including us) made the summit. We were the last summitters by about 30 minutes, which gave wonderful solitude on the summit and the way down!
With Theron Welch. (SP user "OZNID").
Posted Jul 30, 2008 11:26 am

oddsverreMatterhorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2006

oddsverre

I'm loving it!
Posted Apr 27, 2008 10:28 am

CyrillMatterhorn 4478m  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Cyrill

Fantastic Tour to Matterhorn 4478m.

my picture are here: Link to Matterhorn 4478m
Posted Nov 8, 2007 4:43 am

MasonMillerBig day
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

MasonMiller

Unfortuneatly a meter of new snow prevented the summit opportunity. Though it was a perfect day for climbing... self preservation came up as priority. A fantastic climb, understandable danger, loose rock is for certain, but a focused mind and steady step... this beast can be accomplished. made it about 3/4.
Posted Oct 22, 2007 2:09 pm

badylLion's Ridge - 3 attempts but no success
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2006

badyl

We've had so far 3 attempts on this route, one in June, one in the end of August followed by one in September, all in 2006. Two times we reached the Carrel Hut and spend some time there but were stopped by heavy winds and snow storms, every time every piece of the route looked very different. We didn't use the normal route on this side as it was too dangerous, but went early up the couloir to the Col de Leone.
This year in early July it was too dangereous to even start the route, a pity as I have enough of staying on the Italian side and next time probably we'll try from the Swiss side. Anyway I've learned a lot:))
Posted Jul 26, 2007 2:44 am

J FoxHornli Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2004

J Fox

Despite the crowds this rates as the climb of a lifetime. I climbed this with a Scottish guide and we both had a great time. The weather was spot on and we were both climbing well. We simul-climbed the entire route and made it up and down in 7 hours, we got stuck in a lot of traffic though. Jonny thinks we could have done it in 5.5 hours if we hadn't had so many people on the mountain with us. I had heard bad things about the route quality but I thought the rock was solid, the exposure tremendous and the views to die for. Definitely a mountain worth visiting despite the crowds.
Posted Jun 26, 2007 11:28 am

BritetteMatterhorn Hornli Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1996

Britette

First on the summit that day. Luckily my friend and climbing partner is one of the top guides in the area, so he made sure we were in front! Awesome climb - it jazzed me totally for the rest of the summer.
Posted May 24, 2007 11:38 am

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