Mountains are fascinating. Wide glaciers, jagged ridges, steep rock faces! It's all the more wonderful when you can explore this ancient landscape by yourself and stand on a summit far from everyday life. Our mountain guides will provide a safe and competent introduction to mountain climbing.



Breithorn Normal route

The ideal first 4000 peak!


2 Day, Duration from 2 to 5 hours.

Best Period:

Daily - depending on conditions


3-6 participants per mountain guide

  • Day 1 Individual arrival in Zermatt. Welcome and information about the upcoming weekend provided by the mountain guide. The gondola will then take you to Klein Matterhorn. You go straight to the glacier in direction of Gobba di Rollin 3898 m and the training will take place in the afternoon. After this, you can enjoy a cozy get-together and a great night at the hut. (Distance: 4 km. Duration: approx. 2 hours. Ascent/Descent: 100/450 vertical meters).

    Day 2 The gondola takes you up to Klein Matterhorn from where you traverse the Breithorn Plateau, a glaciated plateau of impressive dimensions. The knowledge acquired on day one regarding the use of crampons and ice axes will come in very useful on the steep ascent towards the summit. The ascent to the highest point is worthwhile in every way. In addition to that incredible feeling of having managed to reach the top of a 4,000-meter peak by yourself, you can look forward to a tremendous panoramic view of the Western Valais 4,000-meter peaks, the Mont Blanc area, the Gran Paradiso Chain with the Aosta Valley, the Po Valley all the way to the distant Bernina Group and the Bernese Alps. Congratulations on climbing this impressive 4,000-meter peak! The descent will take you to the Klein Matterhorn station and from here the train will take you back to the green pastures of the Mattertal Valley. Individual journey home. (Distance: 7 km. Duration: 5.5 hours. Ascent/Descent: 700/500 vertical meters)



Sure-footedness and experience of mountain hiking required; Terrain: moderately steep, rock and ice; no prior knowledge of alpine technique required




In a group:

  • From CHF 535.00 per person (min. 3 persons)


  • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
  • Accommodation with half board: 1 x hut (base camp)
  • Rental equipment
  • 15% discount on


  • Travel to the course (parking fee, CHF 15.50 per day)
  • Transport (mountain rail approx. CHF 60 with Half Fare Travelcard)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • A CHF CHF 12.- per night (approx.) hut tax for non-SAC members
  • Contribution to the Travel Guarantee Fund (0.25% on total amount)

Click here for the general terms and conditions


Please note that for group tours the minimum number of participants must be reached in order for the tour to take place. If this is not the case, you can decide at short notice whether you want to cancel or postpone the tour, or whether you want to do it with a private mountain guide.



Insurance is the responsibility of the participant (accident and evacuation insurance advised)



Please contact us 2-3 days in advance by phone or directly in our ZERMATTERS office to ask about the conditions and to discuss the last details.

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