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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.



1 Day

All year




* 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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

Price details

Harness and crampons are CHF 20.00 per person.


More info

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.

Meeting point

Via South Slope


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hôtel Montpelier Verbier Switzerland
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Hotel Vanessa Verbier Switzerland
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Hotel Farinet Verbier Switzerland
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

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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What people are saying about this trip



Great guy with alot of experiance . Learnt alot from him. Would definaltey recommend . And i will 100% be using him again. Thank you herbert and hope to see you again soon . Take care . Wayne



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.

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