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Climb the Breithorn, the most accessible 4,000m peak in the Alps, from Cervinia (Italy)

Conquer the Breithorn of the Pennine Alps from Cervinia along the border between Italy and Switzerland with aspirant GAI guide Giovanni.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Conquer the accessible alpine summit of Breithorn in the Pennine Alps.

  • Capture the crisp aline beauty of the rugged snow-capped mountains.

  • Take advantage of having a guide accompanying you in the Alps.

Description

Towering among the peaks along the Pennine Alps mountain range is the great Breithorn mountain spread along the border between Italy and Switzerland.

Standing at 4,164 meters above sea level, Breithorn is the most accessible 4,000-meter peak in the entire Alps.

Our springboard into the mountains is from the alpine resort town of Cervinia, resting in the Aosta Valley, in the northwest of Italy.

The town lies at 2,006 meters above sea level, at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn. Here huge glaciated peaks dominate the skyline.

Alternatively, we can spring into the mountains from the Swiss side from the town of Zermatt, which lies to the north of Plateau Rosa.

We’ll first ascent to the Plateau Rosa glacier, which mostly falls within Swiss borders. Its upper chunks spill into Italy.

Thick snow blankets the rugged alpine slopes as we reach higher and higher. From Plateau Rosa to the summit of Breithorn, the climb takes approximately 3 hours.

The mountain summit is accompanied by a collection of smaller peaks, consisting of Central Breithorn (4,159 meters), Eastern Breithorn (4,139 meters), Gendarm (4,106 meters) and Roccia Nera (4,075 meters).

The first recorded ascent of Breithorn dates all the way back to 1813.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on a mountaineering day to the summit of Breithorn from the Italian town of Cervinia.

More info

Necessary equipment: crampons, sunglasses, poles, ice axe, rope, harness, backpack, water bottle.

Meeting point

The lift ticket office in Cervinia.

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Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Sunglasses

Crampons

Ice Axe

Rope

Harness

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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Raised in the Piedmont mountains, in parallel to the degree in physical education, I conclude the path to become an Alpine Guide, an activity that I start full time and 360 degrees around the Alps.
My favorite activities are ski mountaineering, high mountain and rock climbing.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 372 each

Group of 2

EUR 186 each

Group of 3

EUR 135 each

Group of 4

EUR 114 each

Group of 5

EUR 98 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• We can supply the missing technical material (crampons, ice axe, harness) included in the price, based on availability and while stocks last. Extra costs include the cable car ticket, including the guide's.


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