Matterhorn Trip Report (#14848)
- Signed By: Spyridopoulos Alexandros
- Date submitted: November 21, 2003
- Date(s) climbed: 21 August 2003
In the mid of August this summer, i attempted
the classic ascent of the Matterhorn via the
Horli Hut. I come from the "Vrilissos
Mountaineering Club" of Athens and the attempt
was made by me, 2 other members of the club
and our Greek guide, Dimitris Bourazanis.
Unfortunally we did not manage to reach the summit.
Though it was summer, due to the wheather conditions
during the previous night our ascent looked like a winter attempt!
The mountain had snow from the beginning of our
ascent. The snow wasn't much (it would be easier)
but its quantity and quality forced us to a slow
rhythm. After 6 hours we reached the Solvay Hut
and decided to return. The mountain is spectacular,
some extraordinary passages, magnificent view to
the valley and surrounding mountains. Not difficult
passages, but with little snow you must be cautious. Our team advanced slowly due to the fact
that we were all tied to one rope. Will definitely
return to summit and hope to find better conditions.