Still at the Matterhorn Hostel in Zermatt tonight. Tomorrow morning, Thursday 31st August, I will go to the Monte Rosa hut to check out the snow conditions. It is about 1,200 mts of ascent to the hut. Wish me luck!
The Matterhorn in these conditions is out of the question. It is freezing at 3,000mts and the Hornli ridge would be too wet and icy. It would be brave to go even in dry condition. At this time it is not worth going to the Hornli hut.