Why Climb with Us

Why Climb the Matterhorn With Alpine Ascents?

Honestly, I cannot think of ANYTHING you could have done to improve my experience. Great company, great guide, great weather, great huts, great organization of itinerary, great mountains! EVERYTHING was perfect! -2019 Climber

We have been guiding the Matterhorn for the past 15 years. Our familiarity with the region, combined with our expertise and knowledge around the world lend a depth and richness to every expedition that we feel is unrivaled in the guiding community.

Schedule Flexibility

One of the most important factors in the success and enjoyment for our climbers has been the ability to adjust our climbing schedules as needed to account for the ever-changing conditions in the mountains. Rather than throwing our hands up and ending an expedition when a route may become unclimbable, we treat these situations as challenges in their own right. Thanks to our experience and local expertise, we can change locations mid-expedition if necessary and offer alternate climbs and adventures for our climbers. When such occasions have arisen, our climbers regularly praise these adjustments as highlights of their expeditions.

We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our second Matterhorn trip. The reason we returned to the Alps with AAI was because we think so highly of Jonathon Spitzer, Lee Lazzara and the rest of the team. We know Jonathon works hard behind the scenes to ensure that the trips are executed flawlessly. We want to make sure he knows that his attention to detail doesn’t go unnoticed.

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