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Breithorn 2-day guided climbing traverse

Breithorn, Switzerland

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.

Private

Alps

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


Description

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!

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 900 Each

Group of 2

EUR 500 Each

Group of 3

EUR 640 Each

Group of 4

EUR 500 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

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 1: Guide 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 2: Breithorn 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.

 

Details

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

Meeting point

Cable car terminus in Cervinia.

About the 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!

Languages

Italian | French | English

Certificates

IFMGA

Residence

Aosta Valley, Italy


What people are saying about this trip

Peter Nilsson

5.00

May, 2019

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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