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

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

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


  • Conquer a giant 4,000-meter peak in the Swiss Alps.

  • Enjoy an easy climb and the stunning beauty of the range.

  • Breithorn overlooks Zermatt and is easy to reach.


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 in the Alps.

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 ascent. Stretching to 4,165 meters, the snow-capped and glacial route is one of the most climbed of the Alps. It is a popular mountain for climbers who wish to go on their first 4,000-meter climb.

Breithorn stands close to the famous mountaineering town of Zermatt. The climb is not too steep and doesn’t require any previous knowledge if you go with a certified guide. Despite the technical ease, this 4,000-meter peak 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 your first 4,000-meter peak! I look forward to guiding you!


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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.


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 620 each

Group of 2

CHF 310 each

Group of 3

CHF 225 each

Group of 4

CHF 180 each

Group of 5

CHF 150 each

Group of 6

CHF 135 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Harness and crampons are CHF 20.00 per person.

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