A total of seven days spent high in the Swiss-Italian Alps with five days spent above 3000 meters. I did this perfect highland tour with hiking club Željezničar from Zagreb back in the 2013. Highest peak we have climbed at during this hiking tour was Punta Gniffeti (Signalkuppe) with total of 4554 meters. It’s also the home for highest European mountain hut St. Margherite. To this day it remains my highest climbed peak. It was an absolute thrill to spend 5 days in the kingdom of mountains. We walked approximately 7 hours each day and each night we spent at another mountain hut. We didn’t have much trouble with the height sickness, at least not in its most acute form. However, we had to walk slowly in order to avoid losing breath.
We started our journey at Zermatt. A beautiful picturesque village in Swiss Alps. We reached Breithorn using cable car. They say Breithorn is the easiest 4000m peak to climb. The rest of the days we were moving through the Alps and climbed some of the peaks with height above 4000 meters such as Castor.
Matterhorn, symbol of Switzerland was in our sight most of the time. One of the Željezničar’s hiking groups to go in Switzerland this summer intended to climb it and they succeeded in it.