Scheduled Course - Matterhorn 2-Day Training Course

Matterhorn 2-Day Training Course

During two days of winter or spring climbing in the ideal terrain of the Wasatch, build essential rock and mountaineering skills for scaling the "worlds most beautiful mountain." Train on long, moderate alpine climbs, accessible ice climbs (winter only) and snowy peaks and couloirs (Dec-June) in the Wasatch. Prepare to climb strong and safely on the BUSY Hornli Route on The Matterhorn, or other alpine climbing.

Skills and Training Include:

  • Short-roping, short-pitching and tethering (PAS) on ledges
  • Steep snow and ice climbing in light alpine boots
  • Crampon climbing on snow and rock in exposed terrain
  • Single and multi-tool up and down ice climbing in crampons
  • Stamina training for 4,000' of technical climbing in 1 day at 14,000'
  • Climbing and ridge traversing in the 10-11,500' altitude range
  • Fast efficient movement on moderate rock with a guide
  • Snow, rock and ice protection placement and removal
  • Tips and tricks for dealing with crowds on a steep, exposed route
  • Tips and tricks for staying in a crowded European Hut

Common training venues include Mt. Olympus, Storm Mountain, Standard Ridge, Mt. Superior, Pfeifferhorn, Great White Icicle and Provo Canyon (winter only.)

How to Register:


The Classic Hornli Ridge on The Matterhorn

Photography by Tyson Bradley

Course Details

2024 Dates

Apr 5-6, 2024, Fri-Sat


2 days (7am-3pm)


Salt Lake City, Utah
Big & Little Cottonwood Canyons and Mt. Olympus


$499 per person plus tax

UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 3 participants register.


Intermediate. Moderate fitness and previous mountain experience is recommended.

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Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505


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