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Schwarzsee / Matterhorn Wall

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Distance
5.46 mi
Elevation gain
2,385 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
2,385 ft
Max elevation
10,807 ft
TrailRank 
41
Min elevation
8,435 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
4 hours 24 minutes
Coordinates
825
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June 24, 2017
Recorded
June 2017
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10,807 ft
8,435 ft
5.46 mi

near Stafel, Canton du Valais (Switzerland)

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Itinerary description

In Zermatt, take the cable car to Schwarzsee station. The trail starts from that point.
This trail takes us to the wall of the famous and iconic Matterhorn, just beyond the Hörnlihütte (hut belonging to the Swiss Alpine Club, and base camp for mountain climbing).

This hiking is not very easy, especially in the final part, where there are several exposed passages, with danger of falling and risk of death. Some slopes are very steep!

It's not exactly a "via ferrata", but there are plenty of steel cables, ropes, staples and stairs.
Anyway, it's the best way to get really close to the Matterhorn, and feel all the energy of that mountain.

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Waypoints

PictographWilderness hut Altitude 8,483 ft
Photo ofSchwarzsee

Schwarzsee

Schwarzsee

PictographInformation point Altitude 9,024 ft
Photo ofTeleférico

Teleférico

Teleférico

PictographIntersection Altitude 9,605 ft
Photo ofCruzamento

Cruzamento

Cruzamento

PictographMountain hut Altitude 10,702 ft
Photo ofCampo base Photo ofCampo base

Campo base

Campo base

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