Climbing Matterhorn (4478m) - The Lyceum Adventures
Updated: Aug 30, 2022
Matterhorn is one of the most iconic Mountains in the Alps. Its distinct pyramid like shape is well known to many people - not only aspiring alpinists but also chocolate connoisseurs (just check Toblerone packaging)
I wanted to climb Matterhorn for some time, I am not an experienced climber and apart from having decent amount of fitness, my technical abilities are ...well ... let's say, there is plenty of work to be done there. Before even attempting to summit this mountain, I have spent a lot of time in Snowdonia, climbed Mt Toubkal (4167m) and Mt Kazbek (5054m) to become confident using crampons and an ice axe, as well as test how my body reacts to 4000+ altitude. All that together with my usual s&c sessions in the gym (focusing mostly on overall strength and joint stability, plus mix of low cardio and high intensity interval training helped massively).
PREPARATION IN CHAMONIX AND ITALIAN ALPS