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.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

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!


Price per person

 
1 Person
408 USD

Group of 2
204 USD

Group of 3
147 USD

Group of 4
125 USD

Group of 5
113 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
 20 Euros/per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

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.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Beginner
Fitness level required
Open to everyone
Meeting point
Cervinia
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

 

About the Guide

 
 

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

 
 
FROM 113 USD per person
 

 

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