For those mountain hikers looking to practice technical mountaineering skills, the Breithorn is a great introduction to alpine climbing.
Italian or German
Best time to climb
June to September
Swiss Franc or Euro
+39 (Italy) or +41 (Switzerland)
How long should I stay?
Breithorn can be climbed in 1 day, or combined with nearby peaks for a multi-day adventure
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
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
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