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

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

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

Private

Alps

1 Day

Mar - Oct

Intermediate


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.

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.


Details

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

Meeting point

The lift ticket office in Cervinia.

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Cresta et Duc Courmayeur Italy
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Hotel Walser Courmayeur Italy
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Hotel Lo Scoiattolo Courmayeur Italy
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About the guide

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Giovanni

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Mountain Guide

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.

Languages

Italian | French | English

Certificates

IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Fabio

5.00

Breithorn occidentale , a perfect day whit the Alpin guide Giovanni. The guide was very professional but at the same time friendly. The experience was perfect ūüĎć.

Fabio

5.00

Breithorn occidentale , a perfect day whit the Alpin guide Giovanni. The guide was very professional but at the same time friendly. The experience was perfect ūüĎć.


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