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Breithorn 4'164 m a.s.l

The Breithorn is a five-peak, mostly glaciated mountain ridge, with the ridge running from west to east. The highest and easiest peak is the west summit (main summit, Breithorn Occidentale, 4’164 m a.s.l.). Further to the east are the middle summit (Breithorn Centrale, 4’159 m a.s.l.) and the Breithorn twins. The Breithorn ridge ends in the east with the Schwarzfluh (Roccia Nera, 4’075 m a.s.l.). Between the Klein Matterhorn and the Breithorn is the Breithorn pass (3’814 m a.s.l.) and the Breithorn plateau (3’795 m a.s.l.) which run over the highest ski slope in Europe towards Gobba di Rollin (3’899 m a.s.l.). Between Roccia Nera and Pollux is the Schwarztor (3’734 m a.s.l.). The boarder between the Valais and the autonomous region of Aosta runs over the Breithorn. 

The first ascent was made in 1813 by Henry Maynard, Joseph-Marie Couttet, Jean Gras, Jean-Baptiste Erin and Jean-Jacques Erin.

Thanks to the cable car leading up to Klein Matterhorn (3’883 m a.s.l.), the main summit, which is not very technically demanding, is often climbed.

The normal route of the Breithorn can be climbed in summer and in winter. In winter it is also combined with a ski run over the Schwarztor.

Breithorn Traverse

 

Breithorn normal route

(Ice tour)

Fulfill your dream of the first four-thousand-meter peak!

See the world from above, the view over 37 four-thousand-meter peaks – unique and unforgettable! On the Breithorn Normal route, this dream is also possible for beginners.

PS: Also in winter with snowshoes or touring skis a worthwhile experience!

Breithorn Traverse
Breithorn normal Route

The ideal first 4000 peak!

Duration:

approx. 3-4 hours from the Klein Matterhorn, (300 meters ascent)

Best period:

Daily - all year round (depending on conditions)

Number of participants:

1 - max. 6  persons (depending on snow conditions)

If the conditions are icy max. 4 persons.

Minimum age:

Within a group tour: 16 years old, as part of a private tour already from 12 years old.

Program:
  • Summer: Meeting point at 07:30 a.m. (depending on season) at the Matterhorn Express station
  • Winter: Meeting point at 08:15 a.m. at the Matterhorn Express station
  • You will then take the cable car to the Klein Matterhorn station, the starting point for the climb.
Requirement:

Technical level: +

Endurance Level: **

Requirement table

Rate:

With a private mountain guide:

  • CHF 570.00 for 1 - 3 persons, CHF 40.00 for each additional person

In a group:

  • CHF 190.00 per person (min. 3 persons)
Additional costs:
  • Return cable car from Zermatt - Klein Matterhorn: CHF 114.00
  • Equipment rental: Special offer only for the Breithorn normal route: crampons, climbing harness and hiking poles can be rented with us at a special price of CHF 9.00 (per person).
Execution or cancellation:

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.

Equipment::

Please see the equipment list here

Insurance:

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

IMPORTANT!!

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.

PRIVATE MOUNTAIN GUIDE: FROM CHF 570.00
IN A GROUP (MIN. 3 PERSONS): CHF 190.00

 

Breithorn Half Traverse

(Rock tour)

On this diverse high-alpine pleasure tour, you will climb from east to west first up to the Breithorn center peak (4'159 m a.s.l.) before you cross towards the Breithorn main summit (4'164 m a.s.l.). Solid rock, climbing difficulty of the fourth degree and the partially exposed ridge with breathtaking views give this ascent its unique character.

PS: This ridge traverse is also suitable as a preparation tour for the Matterhorn!

 
Breithorn Half Traverse
Duration:

approx. 5 hours from the Klein Matterhorn

Best period:

Daily from June - October (depending on the conditions)

Number of participants:

1 – max. 2 persons

Program:
  • Meeting point at 06:30 a.m. (depending on season) at the Matterhorn Express bottom station where you will meet your mountain guide.
  • You will then take the cable car to the Klein Matterhorn station which is the starting point for the high-altitude tour. Via the middle summit, you will climb the main summit in varied climbing.  
Difficulty level:

Technical level: ++++

Endurance level: **

Requirement table

Rate:

With a private mountain guide:

  • CHF 665.00 for 1 person
  • CHF 710.00 for 2 persons

In a group:

  • CHF 355.00 per person (max. 2 persons)
Additional costs:
  • Return lift pass from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn: CHF 114.00
  • Rental equipment: between CHF 50.00 – CHF 70.00 available in a sports shop in Zermatt
Execution or cancellation:

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.

Equipment:

Please see equipment list here

Insurance:

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

IMPORTANT!!

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.

PRIVATE MOUNTAIN GUIDE: FROM CHF 665.00
IN A GROUP (MAX. 2 PERSONS): FROM CHF 355.00

 

Breithorn Full Traverse

(Rock tour)

With five 4'000 meters peaks in one day, the whole traverse is also the elite stage of all Breithorn tours. From east to west you climb via Rocca Nera (4'075 m.a.s.l.) first to the eastern Breithorn twin (4'106 m.a.s.l.) before you reach the western Breithorn twin (4'139 m.a.s.l.). During beautiful climbing within the fourth degree of difficulty you reach the Breithorn summit (4'159 m.a.s.l.) and finally the Breithorn main summit (4'164 m.a.s.l.) with a fantastic view on more than 37 four-thousandmeters peaks.

PS: This ridge traverse is also suitable as a preparation tour for the Matterhorn!

Breithorn Traverse
Breithorn Full Traverse
Duration:

approx. 6-7 hours from the Klein Matterhorn

Best period:

Daily from June to October (depending on the conditions)

Number of participants:

1 max. person (2 persons on demand)

Program:
  • Meeting point at 06:30 a.m. (depending on season) at the Matterhorn Express bottom station where you will meet your mountain guide.
  • You will then take the cable car to the Klein Matterhorn station, the starting point of the tour. Via Breithorn Plateau the tour leads to Roccia Nera from where the varied climb over the Breithorn ridge leads from east to west to the main summit.
Difficulty level:

Technical level: ++++

Endurance level: ****

Requirement table

Rate:

With a private mountain guide:

  • CHF 915.00 for 1 person
  • CHF 980.00 for 2 persons
Additional costs:
  • Return lift pass from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn: CHF 114.00
  • Rental equipment: between CHF 50.00 – CHF 70.00 available in a sports shop in Zermatt
Execution or cancellation:

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.

Equipment:

Please see equipment list here

Insurance:

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

IMPORTANT!!

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.

PRIVATE MOUNTAIN GUIDE: FROM CHF 915.00

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