juha's "Hiking in Zermatt"
As climbing the Matterhorn was expensive with a guide and I wanted to go on the glacier I joined a group to climb the Breithorn. It was a rather easy walk up the mountain but it made me sweat still. The view was great when I finally made it to the top!
juha from Finland wrote about Hörnlihütte 4 years, 9 months ago
Climb to the Hörnllihütte even if you're not going to climb the Matterhorn. It's a great climb and you'll see the steepness of the mountain with your own two eyes. It's incredible. One guy I met in Zermatt climbed the Matterhorn by trailing a guided group that started the climb here one morning. There are risks though, at least one person died on the week I was here so don't do anything crazy...
petteri replied 4 years, 7 months ago:
Hörnllihütte is an incredible place, and one can reach it safely. Anything above it is dangerous though. I spent a night sleeping outside the hütte and started climbing early next morning with two buddies.
juha from Finland wrote about Hörnlihütte 5 years, 11 months ago
The highest point where you can spend a night before continuing up to Matterhorn. You can reach the hotel with some effort as the trails are excellent. The view down to the valley is spectacular as is the view up the Matterhorn.
juha from Finland wrote about Klein Matterhorn 5 years, 3 months ago
You can get to the top of Klein Matterhorn with a skilift. It's probably the highest place to ski in the Alps and has snow through summer. I was there is July and people were skiing while is was climing on the glacier. The skilift itself is a nice experience, as it rises very rapidly at the end.
If you're looking for a great place for hiking in the Alps Zermatt is just that. I was there for 5 days and each day was a new adventure on a new route. It was great climbing glacier (it was July) and the views were truly breathtaking in so many ways.
You can get a bike for free from the places close to the main railway station. Take one and go along the lake or to the hills. You'll see much more of the city that way. You can also go for a swim in the lake or just eat ice cream on the grass in the park area next to the lake shore. At least in summertime that was nice. I didn't find much anything else interesting in Zürich, though.