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Matterhorn Preparation Climb on Breithorn

Join IFMGA certified guide, Guy, on this 1-day Breithorn ascent and train your technical climbing skills to prepare for other, more challenging climbs such as the famous Matterhorn. Enjoy an exciting mountaineering adventure in the Alps!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Join a technical climbing program to prepare for more challenging climbs.

  • Train your climbing skills on glacier, rocky and snow terrain.

  • Reach the summit of three 4,000-meter peaks in the Alps.


This Breithorn Half Traverse Route is the perfect preparation for the 2-day Matterhorn guided climb. Join me on this 1-day program, departing from Zermatt.

Given than this particular program is more technical than the Normal Route, it is ideal preparation for the ascent to the Matterhorn. The program covers the different technical skills necessary for the Matterhorn ascent:

  • Walking on a crevassed glacier
  • Walking on exposed rocky ridges (on mountaineering boots or in crampons, depending on the conditions)
  • Walking on snow ridges (sometimes ‘knife ridges’ depending on the conditions).

I will assess each guest’s ability and skills. Then, we will summit three 4000ers! We will ascend the East Breithorn peak, the Central Breithorn peak, and the West Breithorn peak.

The itinerary lasts between 4 and 5 hours. To start the program, I will meet you at Matterhorn Express in Zermatt around 6.30 am. The goal is to be ready for the first lift.

Ready for this Matterhorn Preparation Climb on Breithorn? Then contact me and join me this season! And don’t forget to book your place on the Matterhorn guided climb via the Hornli Ridge to go for the complete adventure.


More info

If you have "demi tariff" which gives you 50% discount on all trains in Switzerland, then you can also get the discount on the cable cars as well.

Meeting point

Matterhorn Express in Zermatt (6.30 am)