Matterhorn - Monte Cervino Climber's Log

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Trabalon - Feb 28, 2006 4:58 pm

Hörnli route  Sucess!

I climbed this route with my friends Pau, Pepe and Dani.
With Pepe we climbed Mont Blanc,Monte Rosa and Matterhorn in only seven days!! An I had only 21 years old!!
One of the happiest days in my life for the summit and for complete the trilogy!
The route very crowded! This is the dangerous factor of its route


jck - Jan 11, 2006 7:52 am

Route Climbed: Lion 6/7 August 2004, Hornligratt March 2006

First attempt: August 6, I climbed solo to Refugee Carrell.Very foggy day but no snowfall so it was possible to climb without big problems.Spent a night in Carrell.During the night there was a huge snowfall. In the morning it was still snowing and visibility was really bad.I climbed few pitches above Carrell but it was to risky to continue so I decided to get back at about 4000 masl.I didn't have time to spent another night so I had to get down to Breuil.
Second attempt: with SP Member Brade we climbed to Solvay and stayed there due to huge snowfall. After 3 days we decided to get down- it took us 11 hours to Hornlihutte!Definitely to risky.
Waiting for the third chance.


alexclimb - Nov 20, 2005 12:50 pm

Route Climbed: Lion Ridge Date Climbed: 22 September, 2005

Tried the route in a beautiful day after some days of heavy snowfalls. There were no problems until Capanna di Carrel, and on the next morning we started very early (4 a.m.) and in the bright moonshine very quickly did the part of the route up to the Grand Corda. But after climbing it we found that the opposite side of the ridge by which we were supposed to climb Tindal was covered by thick and soft snow. This snow stopped our advance and after some hesitation we decided to come back, because it was really dangerous to continue the climb in such condition. It was a pity, as the weather was just unbelievable! Very warm, quite and clear.

edl - Sep 29, 2005 6:29 pm

Route Climbed: Hornligrat Date Climbed: Aug. 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful day!

bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Sep 9, 2005 6:23 am

Route Climbed: traverse Date Climbed: 23 august 1989  Sucess!

sorry, I just correct the date of my climb (1989 and not 1990)!

Bruno baschung

Climbed with G. IMBERT

bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Sep 9, 2005 6:17 am

Route Climbed: lion grat descent on Hörnli Date Climbed: 23 august 1990  Sucess!

a mountain where you really feel isolated on the top, unlike mount blanc... quite strange.

the descent on the Hörnli is quite long, nearly as long as climbing it up, and in my view, the good solution is to make the traverse. Quite logical, beautiful, and enable to think about history and the Whymper-Carrel challenge...

Bruno baschung


bbirtle - Sep 4, 2005 9:34 am

Route Climbed: Hornli Ridge Date Climbed: Sept 1, 2005  Sucess!

Fine weather, very little route-finding problems, decent conditions made for a great climb. Watching another climber on the way up fall 600ft to his death led the climb to a sad mood all around though. A scary looking mountain that should be treated with extreme care, but MUST be climbed...


markradford - Sep 3, 2005 10:12 am

Route Climbed: Hornli Date Climbed: 28th July 2005  Sucess!

First attempt at the mountain, and was lucky to get a great break in some variable weather that week. Route was clear and not as busy as I expected. Lots of folk had turned round at the solvay so not a busy descent. Left at 4am, topped out at 8am, and back down by 12.

John Cherry - Aug 7, 2005 6:22 am

Route Climbed: Hornli ridge Date Climbed: September 4, 2004  Sucess!

Left the Hornli Hut a little after 4:30 and climbed the ridge solo in 3:50, topping out in strong winds and clear skies. Descended in about the same time, rappeling the slabs around the Solvay hut with the rope I carried. I cannot overstate the importance of scouting the lower parts of the route in daylight before a climb. There were some very lost parties doing crazy things in the dark that morning.

Having been turned back in mid August by collapsing weather it was very cool to complete the ascent on my second attempt.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Jun 28, 2005 11:14 am

Route Climbed: Hornli Ridge (solo) Date Climbed: June 28, 2005  Sucess!

Left the Hornli Hut at 4AM and reached the summit just before 8AM in strong wind and clear skies. The route was in very good condition and there were only about 15 people climbing, so I was able to move quickly (no issues with bottlenecking or rockfall). I scouted the first hour of the route the day before, so there were no routefinding issues in the dark. I actually had more routefinding problems on the descent, which took about 4.5 hours. When I left for the Alps this year, I hoped that I would get a chance to climb the Matterhorn. I didn't expect that I would climb it solo though, but it just turned out that way.


Cautious - Jun 23, 2005 10:04 am

Route Climbed: Hornli Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 92, Aug 94, Jul 99  Sucess!

Weather bad the first time so we were four of only five to reach the summit that day. Long day. Very crowded on other ascents.


alexclimb - Jun 7, 2005 11:41 am

Route Climbed: Zmuttgrat Date Climbed: 22 July 2004  Sucess!

Nobody on the route, unbelievable! Clear sky and moderate cold. Perfrct climb. Did the summit and returned to the Carrel hut in 10 hours. Very beautiful route


GlennMerrill - Feb 27, 2005 7:44 pm

Route Climbed: Hornli Ridge Date Climbed: Aug. 2003  Sucess!

Good climb. Very crowded, but it was to do it at least once.


plume - Feb 10, 2005 2:55 pm

Route Climbed: Hornli Date Climbed: July 1999

Brother and I were beaten down by storm just below the Solvay Hut. What a splendid mountain though. Deserves a second go. Or third for that matter.


JanG - Nov 19, 2004 8:57 pm

Route Climbed: Hornligrat Date Climbed: Aug. 10, 2004  Sucess!

It was a life-long dream to climb this dramatic pyramid. It took me years of preparation and delays before I reached the summit in the company of my 2 sons (more details in Trip Report).


noah - Oct 18, 2004 5:22 am

Route Climbed: Hornligrat Date Climbed: sept 29th 2004

Had no intention of going for the summit, just a bit of a recon' trip. Climbed the first two pitches. found the route in a lite covering of snow. Worth doing so if i go back i now know the section that i will be doing in the dark.


joel1973 - Oct 16, 2004 5:39 am

Route Climbed: Hörnligrat Date Climbed: June 16 2004

Retreat on 4000m, bad incoming weather.


BODYSCULPTUK - Sep 10, 2004 6:21 am

Route Climbed: Hörnligrat Date Climbed: 09 september 2004  Sucess!

a wonderful weather(0 degre celsius at 4500m)

We started from the Hornli hut at 4.45 am and reached the summit at 8.15.

I juste struggled a lit a bit at the end of the fixed ropes section leading to the summit snow slope:

The is a mobile ladder you have to hold from one hand and at the same time getting with the other a rope to lift you to the last terrasse.

My timing was wrong and i needed 3 trials!

That left me without strength in my forearms.

I realised then the route is very difficult to find and that you could easily get lost on the east face which could be fatal.

Indeed i witnessed a huge rocks fall on the east face and was told it is not unusual.

I needed 3 hours to climb down as you have to be very careful and keep your full concentration.

What a great experience!


LS - Jun 26, 2004 8:57 pm

Route Climbed: hoernli ridge Date Climbed: 8-Aug-2003  Sucess!

A very crowded but still enjoyable route. Only 3,5 hours up, but more than 4 hours down again because of the crowds heading up. Secondly we had some minor routefinding problems on the east face as well (wasted 15 minutes)

Pictures and trip report on my website:


George66 - Jan 21, 2004 7:10 am

Route Climbed: North Face classic Date Climbed: 1-Aug-1990  Sucess!

started 1:45 in Hörnli hut and reached the summit 19:45, then went down to solvay where we rested till morning

conditions: not bad, a bit to warm, a lot of rocks coming down from Hörnligrat

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