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1-day Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy
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Breithorn ascent from Cervinia, Italy - All Inclusive

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.


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

1 Day

OFFER PERIOD

Jun - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

low

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

4.8

Based on 18 reviews

  • - Climb the easiest 4000-meter in the Alps
  • - Enjoy the landscapes of Monte Rosa Massif
  • - Take advantage of all inclusive formula: no worries, no hidden costs

Description

Breithorn is the perfect ascent for entry-level mountaineers looking for the challenge of their first 4000 meters: this peak rises majestically between the Aosta Valley and Switzerland at an altitude of 4,165 meters, within the Monte Rosa massif.

Breithorn consists of many summits, all of which are above 4000 meters. In our one-day program, we’ll climb the Occidental one. This is popular for being the easiest mountain at this height that you can climb in the Alps. That’s because a cable car 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.

Send us a message if you want to join the summit of this amazing peak or join us on other amazing climbs in the Monte Rosa massif.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lift tickets

- Rope

- Harness

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Trekking poles

Price details

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

- Extra meals and beverages for customers and Guides

- Transfer to the meeting point (if required)

- Anything that is not mentioned under "Price includes"

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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.

Details

More info

Meeting point

Cervinia

Equipment you will need to bring

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

FAQs

What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

The Breithorn ascent doesn’t require any particular previous mountaineering experience. On the contrary, this is the perfect choice for those seeking a first experience at 4,000 meters altitude. Of course, some previous knowledge and frequentation of the mountains are a plus.

About your fitness, you should consider an effort of 5/6 hours in a day. Therefore, a good workout in the months leading up to the trip is recommended so that you can experience the adventure to the fullest and not get too fatigued.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

In the months leading up to the trip, we recommend some training to improve your endurance and your cardiovascular fitness. When you confirm the trip, we will send you specific recommendations about the training.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

The technical equipment is included in this trip. We will provide it to you on the day of departure during the initial briefing. The equipment consists of the helmet, harness, ice axes, crampons, and trekking poles. In addition, the guide will bring the common safety material, such as rope and carabiners.

All you need to bring is your personal clothing, suitable for glacier and high mountain scenarios, including technical mountaineering boots. After your booking confirmation, we will provide you with a list of recommended clothing and, if you need anything, we will refer you to some rentals where you can hire the necessary.

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

Absolutely no porters are expected for this ascent. Each participant should bring a personal backpack and technical equipment, including a thermos for tea/water and energy bars/dried fruit and energy food for the trip.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Please consider that weather and conditions can change unexpectedly and, especially in recent years due to climate change, there are not always the best conditions for a safe ascent. In such cases, because your and our safety is our priority, we will propose an alternative trip to nearby mountains with better conditions. Note that you are booking our availability for the duration of the tour, which means that it will not be possible to cancel due to poor conditions. We will be careful to arrange an experience that lives up to your expectations. We understand that this may be a frustrating outcome. However, safety is a top priority, and every mountain has a lesson to teach.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?

Yes, there are several special requirements that you need to consider for this trip. Here are some of them:

  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that covers mountain activities, such as specific insurance for rescue and research; if you need one, after your confirmation, we can recommend some solutions suitable for you.
  • There are no specific vaccine requirements for this trip, but it is always a good idea to check with your doctor or a travel clinic to make sure you are up to date on routine vaccinations. Also, there is no longer a need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19, or negative test results.
  • We finally invite all non-EU citizens to inform themselves about specific permits to enter Italy.

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

The maximum number of clients per single Guide is five, thus giving a ratio of 1:5. This is the maximum number in order to ensure your safety and that of the guide. If you are in a group of more than five people, we have more guides available to undertake the adventure.

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

The best time to realize this adventure is between June and October.

Can I join a group?

Yes, you can choose to book a private tour or decide to join a group, to reduce the costs.

We have already confirmed and planned group trips, departing in 2023, on the following dates:

  • 5/8/2023
  • 15/8/2023
  • 20/8/2023
  • 26/8/2023
  • 3/9/2023

Before confirming a group tour, please remember that you will share the ascent with other climbers, that could have a different fit and previous experience than you. The guide will be responsible for the entire team and in any case or reason, he could guarantee the summit, if only 1 participant has physical problems or isn’t enough fit to respect the timetable for ascent and descent. The decision to share a trip with others to reduce the total costs requires accepting to be part of a team, in which adaptation and capacity for mutual support are essential requirements for all participants.

If you evaluate your fitness level and your technical skills as too low or inadequate to the abilities and efforts that this ascent requires, you probably should take the PRIVATE trip, as the best option for you.

How can I reach the meeting point?

The meeting point is Breuil-Cervinia, in Aosta Valley (Italy). If you are not familiar with this area, let us give you some more information. Aosta Valley is the smallest but highest Italian region. This is the realm of the Alps. Here the most famous peaks of Europe arise: the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa summits, the Gran Paradiso, and many other less-known.

You can reach Aosta Valley from three countries:

  • Italy: the nearest airports are Caselle in Turin, Malpensa in Milan, and Orio al Serio in Bergamo. Once you land you can reach Aosta Valley by train (Trenitalia national services), bus (Flixbus and Arriva operate coach runs every day), private transfer, or by renting a car.
  • France: You can go by car, bus, or private transfer from Chamonix, passing through the Mont Blanc tunnel.
  • Switzerland: You can go by car or private transfer, passing through the Great St. Bernard Tunnel.

To get around Aosta Valley, if you don't have a car and don't want to use private transfers, you can rely on the regional bus service, with daily runs to all municipalities of Aosta Valley. For instance, you can reach Breuil-Cervinia by bus from Aosta town or Saint-Vincent municipality.

At what time does the trip start? At what time will we be back to the parking area?

The meeting with the guide on the first day will be around 7.00-7.30 am at the ticket office of the cable car. The trip will take 6-7 hours in total. We go back to the parking area at around 3.00-3.30 pm.

What additional costs should I consider?

Renting of the boots (around 20-22€/day). If needed, the renting has to be done by the customers the day before the trip in one of the shops in Cervinia. We will send you more details in case of needing them.

After the ascent, we generally have a break (light lunch) at Guide del Cervino refuge, to have something to eat together and celebrate the day with a beer with the guide. the costs for the lunch and beverages are NOT included and have to be covered on the spots, sharing the guide’s fee between all the participants.

Is this trip suitable for children? Which is the minimum age for participants?

Yes, the ascent could be done even by young people (the minimum age is 12-14 years, depending on fitness and skills). They must be accompanied by at least 1 parent. We ask to both parents to fill and sign a release form for their children, with the privacy consent and self-declaration of responsibility.

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
Grand Hotel Royal e Golf Courmayeur Italy
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Hotel Cresta et Duc Courmayeur Italy
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Hotel Courmayeur Courmayeur Italy
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About the guide: -PeaksHunter

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Mountain Guide

Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.

We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!

- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.

- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.

- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.

- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.

- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.

- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!

Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!

Let’s plan your next mountain project together!

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What people are saying about this trip

Catrine

5.00

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.

David

5.00

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

Joakim

5.00

Great guide, service and destination!

Greg

5.00

Great day, would recommend

Roy

5.00

Great experience. Would recommend Jacopo to anyone!

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