Ascent of Klein Matterhorn on 2016-09-13

Climber: Dave Ward

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Ski Lift
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Taxicab
Peak:Klein Matterhorn
    Elevation:12740 ft / 3883 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started out by taking the cable car from the Zermatt and Furi cable station to Trockener Steg, then the next cable car from there to the summit of Klein Matterhorn. I didn't have winter gear, so on the way down I started my hike down from the Trockener Steg cable station (elev. 2939 m), which is just below the glacier and snow. I then took the well-marked trail west, towards the Matterhorn. At the base of the Matterhorn, the trail turns north towards Zermatt. The trail continues past the Schwarzsee cable car station, and zig-zags down to the Furi station.

From Furi, I took the trail through Blatten, which eventually connects with Zen Steckenstasse which runs parallel to the Vispa River. I just followed the river into the town of Zermatt, where I ended my hike at the National Hotel (elev. approx 1604 m).

The hike down from Trockener Steg to the hotel door, took me 3h 40m to complete. The vertical loss for just the hiked portion came to 1335 m.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7477 ft / 2278 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7477 ft / 2278 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7477 ft / 2278 m
    Route:Cable car to summit, hike dn from Trockener Steg
    Start Trailhead:Zermatt cable car station  5263 ft / 1604 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:7477 ft / 2278 m
    Distance:8.1 mi / 13 km
    Route:West route from Trockener Steg
    End Trailhead:Summit  5263 ft / 1604 m
    Time:3 Hours 40 Minutes

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