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.
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Open to everyone
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.
- Guiding fee
- Lift tickets
- Ice axe
- Trekking poles
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"
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 gear: 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
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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Great guide, service and destination!
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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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
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!
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!
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