Breithorn 2-day guided climbing traverse

Amazing trip crossing Breithorn through the edge of the ridge, reaching five 4000-meter peaks together with one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
     

    Join me for a unique adventure in the Breithorn, reaching five peaks over 4000 meters in one of the longest ridge traverses in the Alps!

    The Breithorn is a mountain of the Penine Alps, on the border between Italy and Switzerland.

    Close to the iconic Matterhorn, this peak is one of the easiest 4000-meter peaks to climb in the Alps. In fact, there’s a cable car that takes climbers up to 3820 m.

    There are 5 summits in the Breithorn, all of them over 4000 meters.

    During this 2-day trip, we’ll be reaching them by crossing through the edge of the ridge. We’ll cross huge glaciers and also do some abseiling and rock climbing, in a very exciting itinerary that will demand some technical challenges!

    Because of this, I recommend this trip as a great preparation if you aim to climb the Matterhorn.

    For further details, you can find the itinerary below this description.

    Please contact me if you are interested in this climbing traverse in the Alps. I will be glad to be your guide there!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    900 EUR

    Group of 2
    500 EUR

    Group of 3
    220 EUR

    Group of 4
    165 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Personal Insurance
     20 Euros/per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet. Half board at refuge Guide del Cervino is 70€/pax, equipment renting fees are 15€/pax
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Guide del Cervino hut

      Meeting point: meeting at the cable car terminus in Cervinia for equipment check and a short briefing.

      We take the cable car to the Guide del Cervino hut, where we have dinner and spend the night.

    • Day 2Breithorn ridge crossing

      Vertical drop: 700 m

      Total ascent / descent: 8-10 h.

      From the hut, we will head to the Breithorn Pass (3,820 m), stopping just before the Porta Nera (3,720 m) to climb the Roccia Nera – about 350 m at a gradient between 35° and 40° to reach the top (4,075 m).

      From the summit, we will go along the edge of the ridge – first over snow, then over bouldery rock – to the summit of the Gendarm (4,106 m).

      Two stretches fitted with climbing aids will take us down to a saddle at 4,055 m, from where we can go up to the Eastern Breithorn (4,141 m).

      From there, we head down about 25 m to the base of the rocky ridge that leads to the summit of the Central Breithorn (4,160 m).

      The crest is made up of three rocky prominences, with good rock and climbing up to grade IV on the first tower.

      From the summit of the Central Breithorn, we will take the snowy ridge down to another saddle before the final ascent to the top of the Western Breithorn (4,165 m).

      We will go back to the Breithorn Pass and from there to the cable car station in Cervinia via the normal route.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Cable car terminus in Cervinia.

    Accommodation

    Guide del Cervino hut.

    More info

    -I recommend to have a research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage: €5 per person for 3 days.

    -Mountain guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) has to be covered by participants.

    -Lifts: cable car from Cervinia, round trip ticket €32.50 per person

    -Half-board at Guide del Cervino hut: €60-70 per person, beverages not included.

    Personal equipment:

    -Vanity bag (toothbrush and toothpaste, paper tissues, wet wipes)

    -Energy bars or dried fruit/nuts

    -Collapsible trekking poles

    -Water bottle (1 l min) or thermos

    -Climbing helmet

    -Sunscreen (at least SPF 30) and UV protection lip balm

    -Harness

    -Personal first aid kit

    -Headlamp (with new batteries plus spares as backup)

    -Camera

    -Ice-axe

    -Standard crampons with anti-balling plates

    -Sleeping bag (mandatory in mountain huts)

    -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

     
     

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    What People are Saying

    • 1 review

     

    My guide Gigio was fantastic - couldn’t ask for a better guide to help me get to my first 4000m peak! Since the lift was closed for the season we hiked up from Cervinia at 2000m rather than starting the climb from 3500m which made it somewhat more interesting and taxing. My only complaint is the price: 960 euros for the guided climb plus 185 euros for two nights with half board at the mountain hut is a bit steep to say the least. I can only hope Gigio gets a significant portion of that.
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    Peter Nilsson
     

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