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Climbing Breithorn

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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What people are saying about these trips

Niklas Warren

5.00

September, 2022

My first 4,000m ascent in the Alps (Breithorn)

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.

Robin Vos

5.00

August, 2022

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

Elis was very concerned about our safety and he did it very good. He explained how crevasses are formed and how to discover them. He had a really strong pace going up but we keep up with him the whole time. His English was good and we had a lot of fun! With him you feel confident to climb any mountain.

Rickard Colliander

5.00

August, 2022

Spaghetti Tour from Switzerland

Martin was really the perfect guide for my and my 17-year old son’s alpine adventure week! In the end we only climbed one out of the three peaks that we had planned to, but on the other hand we climbed three other great ones instead (something we decided together). I really appreciated his flexibility and also that it was easy to hang out with Martin. Best recommendations - wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to him again!

Jordancho Pavlov

5.00

August, 2022

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

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Will Barnes

5.00

June, 2022

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

Absolutely unreal day! Weather not perfect, but the guide, Andrea, had other options lined up if the weather didn't allow us to summit. Class

Fabio Cirandi

5.00

September, 2021

Climb the Breithorn, the most accessible 4,000m peak in the Alps, from Cervinia (Italy)

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 👍.

Eli Karasik

5.00

September, 2021

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

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Rutger Lemahieu

5.00

August, 2021

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

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TAKESHI JIN

2.00

August, 2021

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

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Joakim Thulin

5.00

August, 2021

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

Great guide, service and destination!

Steven Jeanty

5.00

August, 2021

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

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Darius Mikalauskas

5.00

July, 2021

Climbing the Matterhorn via the Lion’s Ridge with acclimatization (3 days)

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Zuzanna Koltowska

5.00

July, 2021

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

We did our first 4000m peak with Gigio from Peak Hunters and it was a (literally) breathtaking experience! To everyone who wants to start their adventure with high altitude- this is a great place to start. Keep in mind that is still challenging to your body due to the altitude. I wish we did more acclimatisation. Overall it was perfectly organised and adjusted to us. They kept us safe, informed and well prepared. Thank you so much and look forward to more adventures! ps. Explore share gives good overview of what is possible but at points it was a bit confusing weather I already booked and who am I talking to. I guess just point to improve I the interface on the platform.

Greg Lamb

5.00

August, 2020

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

Great day, would recommend

Roy Schindler

5.00

October, 2019

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

Great experience. Would recommend Jacopo to anyone!

abel Pardos

2.00

August, 2019

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

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Eckhardt Sperlich

5.00

August, 2019

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

We had an amazing tour onto the Breithorn. Thanks to Silvia for organizing the tour in the appreciated flexible way to enjoy the trip at best weather conditions and thanks to Luigi taking perfectly care of us throughout the tour. Birgit and Eckhardt

Eric Anderberg

5.00

August, 2019

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

The guide was amazing!

Shravan Kumar

5.00

August, 2019

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

Rolando is an amazing athlete. Professional Guide. He is very compassionate. Right from the start till the end he took care of me and made me enjoy the climb. While keeping an eye on the clock he still took time to explain the landscape and key areas around. It was a great learning experience. I would surely love to get more knowledge and experience more climbs at Alps with Rolando. All the best for him.

Anuj

5.00

July, 2019

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

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

Hannelore Nuyttens

5.00

July, 2019

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

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

Catrine Skoien

5.00

July, 2019

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

This tour was a great experience, thanks to our guide Nicola. We got all the necessary information before the trip and felt well taken care of. It was a fantastic day, and we would like to recommend the trip to others.

James finn

5.00

July, 2019

Spaghetti Tour from Switzerland

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.

David Thatcher

5.00

July, 2019

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

Nilcola was great, easy to speak with and most important very good guide. Gave instruction clearly and informed us as we went along. Great climb, reviewed some basics and also learned new skills. Thanks Dave T

Daniel Latham

5.00

July, 2019

Matterhorn Preparation Climb on Breithorn

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Peter Nilsson

5.00

May, 2019

Breithorn 2-day guided climbing traverse

My guide Gigio was fantastic - couldn’t ask for a better guide to help me get to my first 4000m peak! Since the lift was closed for the season we hiked up from Cervinia at 2000m rather than starting the climb from 3500m which made it somewhat more interesting and taxing. My only complaint is the price: 960 euros for the guided climb plus 185 euros for two nights with half board at the mountain hut is a bit steep to say the least. I can only hope Gigio gets a significant portion of that.

Eric Contant

5.00

September, 2018

Matterhorn Preparation Climb on Breithorn

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Shannon Pettus

5.00

September, 2018

Matterhorn Preparation Climb on Breithorn

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Sergey Stefanov

5.00

September, 2018

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

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Peter Look

5.00

August, 2018

Monte Rosa and Breithorn climbing traverse

Excellent.

Jay Lee

5.00

August, 2018

Matterhorn Preparation Climb on Breithorn

He is the best guide and supporter! He made me concentrate and focus on the rock climbing. It was really exciting anf very fun.

Michael Black

4.00

August, 2018

Matterhorn Preparation Climb on Breithorn

Learned allot. Had a hard time with my fitness and balance. Guy wisely said I wasn’t ready. Next year I’ll be ready.

Anonymous

5.00

July, 2018

Breithorn, Pennine Alps, Guided Ascent

Claudio was a competent, friendly guide. I really enjoyed my time trekking/climbing with him. Thanks again for a great adventure! Ciao, John

Kevin Stych

5.00

May, 2018

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

I have only amazing things to say about Elis and Silvia/Peak Hunters. From the moment I made an online enquiry they have been nothing but incredible and supportive to help me achieve my goal of reaching the summit of the Breithorn. Silvia spent time on the phone to me talking about everything from the best day to climb to accommodation and how to get to Cirvinia. As I am backpacking I had every little of the required equipment ant they went out of their way to source clothes items that couldn’t be rented, and met with me the day before the climb to go to the shops and to check my gear. Elis then took over for the climb and was incredible also; experienced and knowledgeable it was easy to be in his company and feel safe in his hands. He’s happy to talk you through the technical stuff as little or as much as you want. The climb was incredible and Elis set a steady and manageable pace that meant, despite the huge inclines along the way, it was achievable. Thanks for everything both, I’m very glad I chose to climb the Breithorn from the Italian side and got to undertake this climb with you. 12/05/2018

Markus Nilsen

5.00

May, 2018

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

We had an incredible day climbing Breithorn with Jacopo today! Despite mediocre weather conditions Jacopo ensured a safe and enjoyable hike for all of us. Great communication, attitude and professionalism. Highly recommended!

Shaun Isitt

5.00

December, 2017

Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

Summited the Breithorn with Elis in November; despite some challenging conditions we made it to the top and back safely under Elis's professional guidance. Knowledgeable & experienced guide, I would recommend others to use his services; fantastic day out! Thank you very much Elis & team!

Gintautas Pavalkis

5.00

August, 2017

Monte Rosa guided climbing traverse

Easy technically, ok physically. A nice outing in general.

Junsuke Arita

5.00

July, 2017

Matterhorn Preparation Climb on Breithorn

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”.

Amaury & Marine

5.00

September, 2016

Monte Rosa guided climbing traverse

During the summer 2016, Andrea guided us on Punta Castore in the Monte Rosa range from where we could enjoy breathtaking views on Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and Gran Paradiso. This adventure allowed us to discover the beautiful region of the Aosta Valley but also to share an amazing human adventure with a mountain guide who very well transmit his passion, the typical local kindness and the mountain values. We already booked Andrea for some future adventures !

Alban

5.00

September, 2015

Monte Rosa guided climbing traverse

Andrea guided a bunch of four of us during three days on the Monte Rosa massif during which we made it to the ridge of the Breithorn and the top of the Castor, both 4000+. All went fine and we had a fantastic experience, turning crevasses and seracs and riding the ridges. Andrea is still quite young but calm and mature in his discernment. He inspires confidence, which is the most important guide quality to me. Furthermore he's a really good companion. I'd definitely recommend him.

Jean Charles

5.00

September, 2015

Monte Rosa guided climbing traverse

We had an incredible time with Andrea on Mont Rosa, he knows the mountain by hearth and has a wealth of experiences. It was incredibly fun with the right amount of challenge to be with him on the mountain. Would certainly recommend him and do it again.

Charles

5.00

July, 2015

Monte Rosa guided climbing traverse

Climbing the Castore and the Liskamm'Nose with Andrea has been a fantastic experience. Andrea is a skillful, friendly and knowledgeable guide. In addition to the spectacular traverse he offered us, he brought us to two very nice refuges (Mezzalama and Quintino Sella) where we spent a great time all together too. The traverse was full of speechless views, with a few tricky parts (sharp ridges, steep slopes, crevasses to avoid,...). I'm grateful to Andrea for having offered us the opportunity to achieve this challenge. I strongly recommend mountaineers to be guided by him.

Carlos

5.00

July, 2015

Monte Rosa guided climbing traverse

Andrea knows how to share his passion! He is a great guide, dynamic and very professional. He guided us to Castor Peak and Liskamm's Nose through a three days expedition. The landscapes and views up there are breathtaking.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Breithorn

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

 

Good to know:

Language

Italian or German

Best time to climb

June to September

Currency

Swiss Franc or Euro

Country Code

+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

More info about Mountain Climbing in Breithorn:

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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