Matterhorn Preparation Climb on Breithorn

Go on this 1-day Breithorn program with Guy, IFMGA certified mountain guide. This is a perfect preparation for your Matterhorn ascent.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip



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 an ideal preparation for the ascent to the Matterhorn. The program covers different technical skills necessary for the Matterhorn ascent:

  • Walking on 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 techniques learnt. We will do this by summitting 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.

The kit list you will need to bring includes:

  • Crampon compatible mountaineering boots
  • Ice axe*
  • Harness*
  • Helmet*
  • Crampons*
  • Warm clothes
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses

*Note that these items can be rented.

Finally, note that lift tickets are not included. If you are a “demi tariff” holder, you can get discounts on the cable cars.

Ready for this Matterhorn Preparation Climb on Breithorn? Join me this season! I hope to have you as a guest soon. Remember to check out more details on the Matterhorn guided climb via the Hornli ridge to go for the complete adventure.

Price per person

1 Person
650 USD

Group of 2
360 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.



  • Day 1: Breithorn traverse

    • 6.30 am: meeting at Matterhorn Express in Zermatt (time to be confirmed according to the moment of the year)
    • 7.30 am: Beginning of the program at Klein Matterhorn
    • 12.30 pm: Klein Matterhorn
    • 2 pm: Descend to the Matterhorn Express in Zermatt


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point
Matterhorn Express in Zermatt (6.30 am)
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.


About the Guide


I am a mountain guide and ski instructor based in Verbier, Switzerland.
During the summer, I enjoy very much bringing my friends and clients on the 4000 meters of the Alps and do some rock climbing in high altitude. During the winter and spring, I love going freeride skiing, ski touring and guide on the ice falls. I'll be happy to be your guide and share wonderful mountain experiences with you. Feel free to have a look at some of my programs and get in touch with me if you are interested by one of them.

FROM 360 USD per person


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