Time:two days
Difficulty:TD, 1100m+, M4, AI5
Access Point:  Zermatt (map)
The Matterhorn (Cervin en français) is arguably the most iconic mountain of Switzerland. Its north face is one of the famous north faces of the alps that was first climbed by the brothers Schmid in 1931. The route is still an important milestone that modern alpinists aspire to. It takes a more or less defined line of weaknesses through mostly moderate terrain diagonally across the face towards the Italian summit. The descent takes the normal route, the Hörnli ridge, back towards Zermatt.