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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of tripPrivate

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!

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.

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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.


About the guide

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Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, 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.

Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! 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 want to build a 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.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.

Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!

Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 928 each

Group of 2

EUR 516 each

Group of 3

EUR 227 each

Group of 4

EUR 171 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


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