Join one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team on this 1-day climbing trip to Breithorn, the easiest 4000-meter peak you can climb in the Alps.
I invite you to an exciting climbing experience in the Alps, reaching the summit of Breithorn. From the summit, at 4000 meters, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the surrounding glaciers and majestic peaks.
In fact, the Breithorn lies in the border between Switzerland and the Aosta Valley, in Italy. We’ll start the ascent from Cervinia, in Italy. It’s part of the Pennine Alps and close to some important peaks like Monte Rosa massif and Matterhorn.
It has many summits, like the Western, the Central and the Eastern. All of them are above 4000 meters.
Besides, Breithorn is popular for being the easiest mountain at this height that you can climb in the Alps. This is because there’s a cable car that takes you up to 3480 m, where you can find Guide del Cervino hut in the Rosa Plateau.
The starting point of this trip is Cervinia, an alpine resort in the Aosta Valley. You can reach this place by car, taking the highway exit Chatillon-Saint Vincent and following the Valtournenche.
Are you interested in this trip? You can take a look at the details below for further information. Please contact me if you want to be a part of this amazing experience in the Alps!
-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. Personal equipment: -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 -Harness -Personal first aid kit -Camera -Ice-axe -Standard crampons with anti-balling plates -Mineral salts -Mountaineering boots -Backpack 30 l Clothing -Wool cap/beanie or fleece-lined hat -Buff -Hiking socks (2 pairs) -Sun hat -Wicking turtleneck (2nd layer) -Gaiters -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) -Mountaineering/glacier sunglasses -Shoeller climbing pants -Down jacket (optional) -Waterproof overtrousers (Gore-Tex, Paclite, Conduit, K-Way) -Breathable T-shirt (1st layer) 2x
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.
Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, 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.
Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! 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 want to build a 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.
Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.
Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!
Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!
Great day, would recommend
Great experience. Would recommend Jacopo to anyone!
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We had an amazing tour onto the Breithorn. Thanks to Silvia for organizing the tour in the appreciated flexible way to enjoy the trip at best weather conditions and thanks to Luigi taking perfectly care of us throughout the tour. Birgit and Eckhardt
The guide was amazing!
This tour was a great experience, thanks to our guide Nicola. We got all the necessary information before the trip and felt well taken care of. It was a fantastic day, and we would like to recommend the trip to others.
Nilcola was great, easy to speak with and most important very good guide. Gave instruction clearly and informed us as we went along. Great climb, reviewed some basics and also learned new skills. Thanks Dave T
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We had an incredible day climbing Breithorn with Jacopo today! Despite mediocre weather conditions Jacopo ensured a safe and enjoyable hike for all of us. Great communication, attitude and professionalism. Highly recommended!
I have only amazing things to say about Elis and Silvia/Peak Hunters. From the moment I made an online enquiry they have been nothing but incredible and supportive to help me achieve my goal of reaching the summit of the Breithorn. Silvia spent time on the phone to me talking about everything from the best day to climb to accommodation and how to get to Cirvinia. As I am backpacking I had every little of the required equipment ant they went out of their way to source clothes items that couldn’t be rented, and met with me the day before the climb to go to the shops and to check my gear. Elis then took over for the climb and was incredible also; experienced and knowledgeable it was easy to be in his company and feel safe in his hands. He’s happy to talk you through the technical stuff as little or as much as you want. The climb was incredible and Elis set a steady and manageable pace that meant, despite the huge inclines along the way, it was achievable. Thanks for everything both, I’m very glad I chose to climb the Breithorn from the Italian side and got to undertake this climb with you. 12/05/2018
Summited the Breithorn with Elis in November; despite some challenging conditions we made it to the top and back safely under Elis\'s professional guidance. Knowledgeable & experienced guide, I would recommend others to use his services; fantastic day out! Thank you very much Elis & team!
Group of 1
|EUR 403 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 207 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 155 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 124 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 114 each|
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- Guiding fee
20 Euros/per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet.