North Face Trail (Nr. 144)
This trail leads practically under the north face of the Matterhorn. The rock wall, dark and mighty, dominates the landscape. The feeling of wading over the snow under the iconic peak is unlike any other.
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The trail leads from Schwarzsee, at the foot of the north face of the Matterhorn, through the gorgeous landscape around Stafelalp. It’s hard to believe that mountaineers have scaled the north face of the Matterhorn in winter: such as Walter Bonatti in 1965, climbing alone. The cold at the north face is almost tangible. Choose time of day carefully, because the sun disappears very early here in winter Palpable cold descends after sunset Pink markers approx. every 100 m along the route Caution: check details of current avalanche risk at lift station Guided tours bookable through the Zermatters