Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Drop: 685 meters
Ascent time: 2 1/2 hours approx.
Meeting point: meeting in Cervinia for equipment check and a short briefing.
Note: Given the considerable altitude gain, you may opt to travel part of the way on foot (the cable car route is divided in three segments).
Our climb begins with a comfortable, mildly-sloping stretch. A tunnel will lead us onto the snow-covered piste that connects the Klein Matterhorn (3,883 m) with the Gobba di Rollin (3,899 m).
Leaving the trail that leads to Klein Matterhorn, we’ll move slightly downhill through the ample Colle del Breithorn plateau.
We’ll cross the Bergschrund (3,950 m) and begin the most challenging portion of the climb. The rightmost trail leads to a pass between the two Breithorn peaks (Western and Central – 4,081 m), which in turn will take us to the crest.
We’ll turn left and, moving up along the airy ridge, quickly reach the Western Breithorn summit.
The view from the top is incredible, with striking vistas of the Matterhorn (4,478 m) and the Klein Matterhorn (3,883 m), 280 meters below. A spectacular panorama unfolds all around us, with every peak in the Monte Rosa massif, as well as the Dent Blanche and the Weisshorn.
The return trip (2 hours max) will take us along the route that rope parties usually follow on the way up: a fairly easy descent that will take us back to Colle del Breithorn, where we may stop for a well-earned break for a snack, before continuing towards the Plateau Rosa in time to catch the cable car down.
Open to everyone
-Research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days.
-Mountain guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) should be covered by participants.
-Energy bars or dried fruit/nuts
-Collapsible trekking poles
-Water bottle (1 l min) or thermos
-Sunscreen (at least SPF 30) and UV protection lip balm
-Personal first aid kit
-Standard crampons with anti-balling plates
-Backpack 30 l
-Wool cap/beanie or fleece-lined hat
-Hiking socks (2 pairs)
-Wicking turtleneck (2nd layer)
-Waterproof shell jacket (Gore-Tex, Paclite, Conduit, etc.) (4th layer)
-Light backup gloves, 1 pair
-Heavy insulated gloves 1 pair
-Insulating garment made of Windstopper® or Primaloft® (3rd layer)
-Shoeller climbing pants
-Down jacket (optional)
-Waterproof overtrousers (Gore-Tex, Paclite, Conduit, K-Way)
-Breathable T-shirt (1st layer) 2x
Founded in 2013 by Elis Martis and Silvia Pergami, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.
Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.
We strive to guarantee unparalleled experiences for our clients and are constantly on the lookout for new adventures. We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.
We love to make your dreams come true! Determination and passion are our guiding principles and we hope to pass them on to you. We want to build strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.
Alberto, Alessandro, Claudio, Maurizio, Claudio, Jacopo, Giovanni, Elis e Silvia
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