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Zermatt's Mighty 4000 Metre Mountains

Climb some of the most iconic mountains on Earth including the most famous of them all - the Matterhorn.

Alpine Climbing, Hiking Easy, Moderate, Difficult

View at dawn from Zinalrothorn summit
View at dawn from Zinalrothorn summit Photo: Franco Pecchio


Zermatt is home to a dense collection of 4000 metre peaks and this is your guide to climbing 4 of the best. No guidebook to Zermatt's mightiest mountains would be complete without the Matterhorn, and that is in here alongside 3 other beautiful, high mountains.

The Dufourspitze is the highest mountain in the Alps outside the Mont Blanc region and the Zinal Rothorn and Obergabelhorn are amongst the most celebrated summits in Europe. All 3 are described here in detail.

If you've done a few easier peaks such as those in our Mont Blanc, Gran Paradiso and Saas Fee guidebooks, these 4 mountains represent a good step up into tougher and more committing ascents.

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