Mettelhorn Climber's Log

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cascadescrambler - Aug 5, 2019 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 1965

Nice viewpoint  Sucess!

Nice hike from Zermatt, but got lost on the way down


Ryland - Jul 18, 2019 7:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2017

Nice accessible summit with panoramic views  Sucess!

A great day climb from Zermatt for good weather and an early start. The glacier was mostly snow-free and the crevasses were too small to fall into. Spectacular summit for its panoramic views.


MikeLJ - May 30, 2017 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Long day  Sucess!

A long but good day up from Zermatt and back in one go.


telemarkdude - Nov 13, 2012 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 1989

Standard Route  Sucess!

Very nice snow hike with excellent views of the Pennine Alps from the summit.


marc123 - Aug 21, 2012 8:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2005

Normal route  Sucess!

It was a nice training climb to get acclimatized


KoenVl - Sep 16, 2010 5:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Normal route Mettelhorn  Sucess!

A very long and quiet heavy hike, but very rewarding, with some amazing views to most of the highest peaks in Wallis!

Peter K

Peter K - Aug 30, 2010 9:49 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2010

Route Climbed: Normal Route  Sucess!

Second acclimatization hike in Zermatt. Scottish atmosphere with fog and sheeps in the lonely Triftchumme valley. Continued to Platthorn und Wisshorn - 2200 meters altitude gain all told.


EricChu - Dec 16, 2009 3:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 1987

Mettelhorn and Platthorn  Sucess!

I'm not sure any more whether it was really on the 12th of August or one or two days after, after all, this was in 1987...But I'll never forget the fantastic weather and the incredible view I had from the Mettelhorn and it's neighboring summit, the Platthorn! I actually climbed it two times, once towards the evening after arriving at the Hôtel du Trift, and then early next morning.


Chandra - Jul 11, 2008 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

Mettelhorn  Sucess!

Together with Sandra! All alone on the pretty small summit. Wonderful ascent with breathtaking panorama, especially from the top of course!
Again on top on September 20, 2008 with Sascha and Johannes. Descent over Schweifinen.


edderkoppen - Jul 2, 2008 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

Loong hike

Started at Zermatt, and about 4 hours later I was at the top of Platthorn, the neighbour peak of Mettelhorn. 1700 heightmeters from Zermatt. I felt tired and did not bother to visit both peaks as planned. Mettelhorn would be another 45-50 minutes up and down. Great views from both of these peaks of the bigger mountains in the area, especially Weisshorn.


Cyrill - Dec 9, 2007 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2007

Mettelhorn 3406m & Platthorn 3345m  Sucess!

Nice tour to Mettelhorn 3406m & Platthorn 3345m

my picture are here: Link to Mettelhorn 3406m


Geofflamp - Mar 11, 2007 3:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

Normal Route  Sucess!

Great training hike. Puts you in the midst of some serious peaks, and 1800m+ will strengthen the legs (can't say the same for the knees).


David_Holland - Jul 31, 2005 11:13 am

Route Climbed: Hike up from Trift Date Climbed: 23-07-2005  Sucess!

Nice walk up from Trift with a great view around.

Did it in good weather.


hhsilleck - Jan 9, 2004 5:58 pm

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!

Stunning views of the Weisshorn and Matterhorn. Nice day hike from Zermatt.

andre hangaard

andre hangaard - Jun 30, 2003 7:33 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: Aug 1995  Sucess!

Very scenic and easy summit just above Zermatt. Great view of Matterhorn, Weisshorn and Mischabel.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Sep 5, 2002 2:59 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: September 1, 2002  Sucess!

Hiked up from Zermatt in about 3 1/2 hours. The 1800m of uphill actually goes pretty quickly. No view from the summit though, thanks to the bad weather that had been hanging over Zermatt for more than a week. Nice way to end the trip.

Oyvind Lind Petersen

Oyvind Lind Petersen - Oct 1, 2001 1:43 pm

Route Climbed: The path from Zermatt Date Climbed: 28.July 1997.  Sucess!

Summited 11 AM in a weather that allowed me to see a fair part of the 32 mountains above 4.000 meter in this area. Lot of pasta and redwine in the restaurants on the way down to Zermatt.

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