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Zermatt 1-day guided climbing tours for beginners

Zermatt has several climbing options for beginners. Come discover them with a certified mountain guide and have a great adventure!






1 Day


Jun - Sep






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  • Discover the wonderful climbing spots around Zermatt.
  • Reach a 4,000-meter peak without too much effort.
  • Choose the mountain according to your level and preferences.


Although Zermatt is specially well-known for being a worldwide famous ski resort, this area in the Alps also offers endless mountain climbing options.

If you are not quite ready for big challenges in Zermatt, I can recommend tackling many other four-thousanders. One of them is the Breithorn, which is the "easiest" summit to climb around Zermatt.

The Castor and Pollux mountains are also gentle peaks. However, they involve some technical knowledge and a good fitness level.

All of them can be done in a couple of hours (no more than half a day). Please find here below 3 interesting climbing tours I am offering in Zermatt during the months of June, July, August and September.

Breithorn (4164 m)

Although its ascent must be done through an ice slope it's a non demanding climb. The round trip will take no more than 4 hours. I can guide a group of 5 people maximum. The prices are as follows:

  • 1 person: 550 CHF;

  • 2 persons: 280 CHF per person;

  • 3-5 persons: 185 CHF per person.

Pollux (4091 m)

It is a beautiful medium-difficulty high tour, where we'll have to apply some rock climbing techniques to reach the summit. That is why I can take with me only 2 guests. The ascent and descent of the Pollux will take us around 5-6 hours. The prices are the following ones:

  • 1 person: 650 CHF;

  • 2 persons: 340 CHF per person.

Castor (4223 m)

Another intermediate tour during which we must ascend snow slopes. It has steeper sections as well as a beautiful ridge at the end of the path. The total time of this climb will be between 5 and 6 hours. I can lead a group up to 2 participants.

  • 1 person: 680 CHF;

  • 2 persons: 350 CHF per person.

Once you have been bitten by the mountaineering bug you can look for other bigger challenges in the region. I also offer multi-day mountain trips, such as this 2-day climb to the Weissmies, in the Saas Fee Valley.

So contact me for more information or if you need help to decide which is the most suitable option for you. I'll be happy to guide you through the beautiful mountains of Zermatt!

Price includes

Price details

The price listed corresponds to the Breithorn option. The prices do not include cable car and mine.

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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
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About the guide: Sylvain

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Mountain Guide

Ever since I was born in 1977, I was motivated by a force of freedom. As an adolescent I sought to plunge deep into myself; to know and find myself. I found an answer in the wide open spaces, deserts, journeys and bike rides across thousands of kilometers that nature offers.

Nature is a way to connect with oneself, others and the 'rest'. Sharing these amazing experiences makes them so deep that they defy the very mountains, as we vibrate with a real and powerful energy. Through flora and fauna, through plain and summit: nature teaches and shows us the way.

I live at Jura Neuchâtel. I am married and a father of two small children. I have also been responsible for mountaineering camp and have received a "J + S" recognition (Youth and Sports). I will happily guide you across these mountains.


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What people are saying about Sylvain



My only comments would be that this isn’t a beginner’s course . Levels of fitness and equipment needed should be in initial advertising

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