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1-day Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy

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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripPrivate

Description

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!

More info

-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

Meeting point

Cervinia

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Itinerary

Day 1: Breithorn

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.


Equipment you will need to bring

Helmet

Crampons

Ice Axe

Harness


About the guide

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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!


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Prices per person

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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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• 20 Euros/per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet.


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