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



  • Prepare for Matterhorn in the perfect program.

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

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


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.

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.

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Price per person

Group of 1
650 CHF

Group of 2
360 CHF


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


  • Day 1Breithorn 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.



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Shannon Pettus
He is the best guide and supporter! He made me concentrate and focus on the rock climbing. It was really exciting anf very fun.
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