user submitted Advertisements, which we present for informational purposes only. If you want a good description on how to prepare for and plan climbing the Matterhorn or need a guide, check out our mountain guides website. Difficulty: AD-, sometimes III-, IV rock. There are over 25 variations up Matterhorn, out of which Hörnligrat is the most popular on the Swiss side. Check out the toplist on the most visited climbing social site on the web, summitpost. After all, you probably dont have a chance to make an outing to the Swiss Alps any weekend you want. Thus, the question is: what do you need to climb the Matterhorn? OK, you probably cant give a flat-out answer to this question. Not in this sport, my friend! (Or you may have scaled it already.). Guides will turn you back at 8 am if they decide, you are too slow. So, you wont need extremely warm feather jackets but a good rainjacket with fleece sweaters. OK, of course, its not mandatory. You will, however, need to acclimatize before your climb remember, this is a tall mountain.