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.
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.
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
Breithorn can be climbed in 1 day, or combined with nearby peaks for a multi-day adventure.
+39 (Italy) or +41 (Switzerland)
June to September
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