Hike and fly from the Breithorn, a four-thousander in the Swiss Alps, towards Zermatt with Herbert, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide.
Ascend a four-thousand meter mountain in the Alps!
Get a privileged view of the Swiss Alps.
Be one of the few to paraglide a 4,000 meter mountain.
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Join me to hike towards the peak of the Breithorn, Switzerland and paraglide on the way back.
The Breithorn, with an altitude of 4,164 meters, is a glaciered mountain crest with many summits. It offers one of the easiest mountaineering route for a four-thousand meter mountain and is therefore seeked by many hikers looking to get a sense of high Alpine air.
For this paragliding experience, we’ll take the cable car to Klein Matterhorn and climb for an hour and 45 minutes to the top. The ascent is not a difficult one, even if you don’t have experience. On our way down, we’ll paraglide for 40 minutes while everybody else needs to hike back down, and land in Zermatt.
Our take-off point is at the peak from the north face. If the weather is good to us, we’ll have dynamic up-winds that will take us through the ridge of the Breithorn making all other mountaineers jealous. If the weather is a bit complicated, we’ll take off 5 walking minutes lower on the south side. We’ll fly between Klein Matterhorn and Breithorn towards Zermatt.
This trip is definitely unique since not many people have been able to paraglide from a four-thousand meter peak. Are you ready to be one of the lucky few? Book your trip now. I can guarantee you’ll be fascinated by it.
Other gear: Mountaineering boots, trousers, waterproof jacket, fleece jacket or jumper, gloves, warmhat, shirt, sunscreen, lip balm, food and personal medication.
I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.
In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.
The guide was very knowledgeable.
We were group of 3 with Herbert to the Monte Rosa drop off location. Our group has done lots of heli-skiing, cat skiing, and hiked routes. What we look for in guides is 1) safety 2) matching route to technical ability 3) advice in complex sections 4) having a personality and making the day fun. On safety: Herbert did a good safety briefing and told us where to position ourselves relative to his tracks, that was the extent of his safety. One of our group members fell part-way into a crevasse and was dangling on the ice wall, and he leisurely pulled out his rope to throw it down even after being told there was a very far drop. He routinely skiied out-of-sight of the entire group even in more dangerous sections. If someone had fallen through again, there was no rescuing them as he was the only one with the safety gear. On matching the route the technical ability of the group he did fine, the only part that was an issue was the very long flat ski out (he warned us about this, so we knew it ahead of time, I wouldn\'t do this route again because of this). On advice/tips for complex routes, he had nothing to offer, and was annoyed when you asked him questions, the only thing he said was \"lean forward on your skiis\", and didn\'t try to help anyone who had challenges. On the last part, personality, this was the worst. He was extremely annoyed that he had to help the person out of the crevasse, and even more annoyed that a snowboarder in our group was slower in the flat section. He complained to other ski guides that passed by that he was late for his lunch. When we stopped to break and took pictures he asked us to stop wasting time with taking our phones out. When we asked him if we should bring water (for a 5 hour ski) he said it\'s no necessary, which was crazy. Overall, it really put a damper on the entire experience, we spent a lot of money and came from Canada to experience this, and he nearly ruined it. He\'s a really good technical skiier, but has no patience nor does he put an ounce of effort in to making it fun or making people feel safe.
My wife and I had an incredible day with Herbert in Zermatt. Our guide did an excellent job of adjusting the skiing to fit our ability. Would not hesitate to highly recommend Herbert.....thank you for an epic memory.
Group of 1
|CHF 1124 each|
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- Guiding fee
Price does not include cablecar or train tickets. Some of the equipment items can be rented on site.