Mountain Climbing trips – Breithorn

Summit a classic 4,000m peak in the Alps

The Breithorn is a mountain range and a peak (4164 m) of the Pennine Alps. Located on the border between Switzerland and Italy, it’s almost halfway between the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. The Breithorn range has five summits and it is one of the easiest 4000-meter peaks to climb in the Alps, with a cable car taking mountaineers up to 3820 meters. The nearest towns are Zermatt, in Valais, and Saint Jacques, in the Aosta Valley. Select one of the programmes listed below and climb the beautiful Breithorn. Explore-Share only promotes trips led by certified mountain guides.


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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 new mountaineers looking to build their skills. It is also a great mountain to climb in combination with its more challenging neighbors for training or acclimatization purposes.



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What’s the weather like?

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.


Italian or German


Swiss Franc or Euro

How long should I stay?

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

Country Code

+39 (Italy) or +41 (Switzerland)

Best time to climb

June to September




What People Say

  • 8 reviews


He is the best guide and supporter! He made me concentrate and focus on the rock climbing. It was really
exciting anf very fun.
Learned allot. Had a hard time with my fitness and balance. Guy wisely said I wasn’t ready. Next year I’ll
be ready.
Claudio was a competent, friendly guide. I really enjoyed my time trekking/climbing with him. Thanks again for a great adventure!
Ciao, John
Breithorn half traverse is known as the training route for the Matterhorn ascent. Breithorn is also known to have one
of the easiest route for 4000m summit. Then is Breithorn just a supporting role for Matterhorn? My answer is “NO”. Breithorn half traverse has many different aspects of mountaineering: hiking in the snow fields, ascent on the snow slope, rock climbing, snow ridge, and of course the exceptional view. Breithorn half traverse is definitely worth trying not only for training but also for your “main dish”.

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