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

Join certified guide Herbert on this incredible alpine adventure and reach the summit of your first 4-thousander in the Alps: Breithorn or Allalinhorn.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Conquer two giant 4,000-meter peaks in the Swiss Alps.

  • The ease of the climbs mix with the stunning beauty of the range.

  • The climbs overlook the classic resorts of Zermatt and Saas-Fee.

Description

If you’re searching for your first 4,000-meter climb, then this trip provides the perfect opportunity to conquer one of the greatest and scenic summits.

Breithorn (meaning broad horn) is a peak in the Pennines that stands at the border between Switzerland and Italy. The summit offers incredible views and an exhilarating climb.

Stretching to 4,165 meters, the snow-capped and glacial route is one of the most climbed 4,000-meter peaks of the Alps.

The Allalinhorn is a well-known peak in the Swiss Alps. Despite standing at 4,027 meters, the ascent is relatively easy compared with other summits. This makes it an incredibly attractive goal for many climbers.

In fact, the Allalinhorn together with Breithorn, are considered the easiest 4,000-meter peaks in the Alps. For this reason, these two peaks are popular with climbers searching for their first 4,000-meter climb.

The summit of Allalinhorn overlooks the attractive village of Saas-Fee, while Breithorn stand close to the famous mountaineering town of Zermatt.

The climbs to both Breithorn and Allalinhorn are not too steep and don’t require any previous knowledge if you travel with a certified guide like me. So whatever peak you choose will guarantee a great climb with amazing scenery.

Despite the technical ease, these 4,000-meter peaks should not be underestimated. The alpine climate, altitude and crevasses all present challenges on the mountain. In addition, potential participants are required to have a good level of fitness and stamina in order to make the climb both fun and safe.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on this 1-day climbing adventure in the Swiss Alps and conquer one of the giant 4,000-meter peaks.

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Compulsory Equipment rucksack (20–30 litres), mountaineering boots, climbing seat harness, crampons with front points, adjusted, telescope pole, mountaineering trousers, waterproof jacket, fleece jacket or jumper, gloves, warm hat, sunglasses with side protection, sun screen factor >25, lip balm factor >15, flask or water bottle (about 1 litre), food for the climb.

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About the guide

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I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.

In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 640 each

Group of 2

CHF 320 each

Group of 3

CHF 232 each

Group of 4

CHF 186 each

Group of 5

CHF 160 each

Group of 6

CHF 140 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Harness and crampons are CHF 20.00 per person.


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