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Climbing Breithorn: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Summit a classic 4,000m peak in the Alps!

The Breithorn is a mountain range of the Pennine Alps. It is located on the border between Switzerland and Italy, almost halfway between the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. This stunning range boasts five summits, the highest goes by the name of Breithorn too, and has an altitude of 4,164 m (13,661 ft). It is one of the easiest 4000-meter peaks to climb in the Alps, with a cable car that takes mountaineers up to 3820 meters. The nearest towns are Zermatt, in Valais, and Saint Jacques, in the Aosta Valley. Select one of the programs listed below and climb the beautiful Breithorn with a certified mountain guide to show you the way.

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Switzerland

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Switzerland?

Located in the Pennine Alps on Italy’s border with Switzerland, between the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, the Breithorn is a can’t-miss climb for aspiring mountaineers. Rising to an altitude of 4,164 meters, many consider Breithorn to be the easiest 4,000m peak in the Alps, although its routes range in complexity and difficulty of technical skills required. The Normal route of the Breithorn can be climbed in a single day, making it a popular option for new mountaineers looking to build their skills. It is also a great mountain to climb for training or acclimatization purposes in combination with its more challenging neighbors.

Why should I choose Switzerland for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Ideal alpine training

For those mountain hikers looking to practice technical mountaineering skills, the Breithorn is a great introduction to alpine climbing.

Convenient 1-day climb

Since the cable car conveniently drops you at 3,883 m, the Breithorn can be summited in a single day, making it a great option for those with limited time or who don’t want to stay in a busy refuge.

Stunning views of two countries

From the summit, enjoy incredible panoramic views of both Italy and Switzerland as you gaze out over the breathtaking reach of the Alps.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Switzerland?

While the weather is typically chilly, July and August are the warmest months on Breithorn. If temperatures are warm enough for the glacier to melt, it is necessary to get an early start to avoid dangerous conditions.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Switzerland region?

Italian or German

What currency is accepted around Switzerland?

Swiss Franc or Euro

How many days should I allocate for my Switzerland Mountain Climbing experience?

Breithorn can be climbed in 1 day, or combined with nearby peaks for a multi-day adventure.

What's the country code for the Switzerland region?

+39 (Italy) or +41 (Switzerland)

Best time to climb

June to September

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Breithorn



Martin was incredible! From the pre trip preparations to managing all logistics while there - he made sure I had everything I needed, taught me alot, and importantly kept me safe! He truly provided a first class adventure.



Nicola was the perfect guide! We had a wonderfull day, he guided us like the best.



Climbed Pollux (instead of Breithorn) together with Daniel as a preparation for Matterhorn. I believe Pollux is a great preparation climb for the Horn and Daniel did excellent job during the whole climb from Klein Matterhorn guiding us through the glacier, scrambling part and fixed ropes.



Breithorn occidentale , a perfect day whit the Alpin guide Giovanni. The guide was very professional but at the same time friendly. The experience was perfect 👍.



Roland was a great guide. Incredibly fit, experienced and also friendly. He was conservative at start, watched my ability and then adapted the hike to be exactly the challenge I needed. It was a lot of fun, I did 2 additional peaks and I always felt very safe. Looking forward to more trips with him

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