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Join certified guide Herbert on this incredible alpine adventure and reach the summit of your first 4-thousander in the Alps: Breithorn or Allalinhorn.
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.
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.
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.
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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The Concierge service is a great tool for when you still haven't decided what kind of Adventure you're looking for and you're open to suggestions
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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• Harness and crampons are CHF 20.00 per person.
We were group of 3 with Herbert to the Monte Rosa drop off location. Our group has done lots of heli-skiing, cat skiing, and hiked routes. What we look for in guides is 1) safety 2) matching route to technical ability 3) advice in complex sections 4) having a personality and making the day fun. On safety: Herbert did a good safety briefing and told us where to position ourselves relative to his tracks, that was the extent of his safety. One of our group members fell part-way into a crevasse and was dangling on the ice wall, and he leisurely pulled out his rope to throw it down even after being told there was a very far drop. He routinely skiied out-of-sight of the entire group even in more dangerous sections. If someone had fallen through again, there was no rescuing them as he was the only one with the safety gear. On matching the route the technical ability of the group he did fine, the only part that was an issue was the very long flat ski out (he warned us about this, so we knew it ahead of time, I wouldn\'t do this route again because of this). On advice/tips for complex routes, he had nothing to offer, and was annoyed when you asked him questions, the only thing he said was \"lean forward on your skiis\", and didn\'t try to help anyone who had challenges. On the last part, personality, this was the worst. He was extremely annoyed that he had to help the person out of the crevasse, and even more annoyed that a snowboarder in our group was slower in the flat section. He complained to other ski guides that passed by that he was late for his lunch. When we stopped to break and took pictures he asked us to stop wasting time with taking our phones out. When we asked him if we should bring water (for a 5 hour ski) he said it\'s no necessary, which was crazy. Overall, it really put a damper on the entire experience, we spent a lot of money and came from Canada to experience this, and he nearly ruined it. He\'s a really good technical skiier, but has no patience nor does he put an ounce of effort in to making it fun or making people feel safe.
My wife and I had an incredible day with Herbert in Zermatt. Our guide did an excellent job of adjusting the skiing to fit our ability. Would not hesitate to highly recommend Herbert.....thank you for an epic memory.