Breithorn West summit 4165m, Regular Route

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Cervinia - Zermatt
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Duration

1 Day

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

5 people

Languages

English, Français, Italian

About this activity

Breithorn West summit 4165m, Regular Route

Breithorn West summit Regular Route is probably one of the most requested and exciting climbs for those who want to get closer to the fantastic world of high altitudes and 4000m peaks.

Given the ease of access and the low technical difficulty, the Western Breithorn is the right climb for those starting this wonderful activity.

From the top, the view extends over an incredible number of mountains that exceed 4000m, from the Monte Rosa group to the Matterhorn.

Our IFMGA Guides will take care of every detail and manage safety of the climb. You can discuss with us your best program, adapting it to your needs.

Highlights

  • Trip duration: 1 Day
  • Period: from June to September
  • Meeting point: Cervinia or Zermatt, cable car office
  • Skill level: beginner mountaineer 
  • Fitness level: easy
  • Trip level: easy
  • Equipment: see the equipment list in FAQ’s section
  • Trip duration: Up: 3:00/3:30 hours 700m – Down: 2:00 hours 700 m

Description

Breithorn, nestled in the heart of the Alps, stands out as one of the most approachable 4,000-meter peaks. Whether you’re a novice mountaineer or seeking your first high-altitude experience, this is the ideal destination. Breithorn provides an excellent opportunity to acquaint yourself with the challenges of high-altitude terrain. As you ascend, you’ll gain valuable experience without the need for specialized technical skills. Reaching the summit rewards you with an awe-inspiring vista. From Monte Rosa to Mont Blanc, the entire Alpine range unfolds before your eyes. The Walliser peaks, including the iconic Matterhorn, appear tantalizingly close—almost within reach.

Prerequisites

No particular mountaineering preparation is required. Our Guides will take care of providing all the details necessary to face the climb in safety. We ask for good physical preparation and the ability to face a difference in altitude of at least 1000m with ease.

Prices and availability

  • 1 pax: €420
  • 2 pax: €230 per person
  • 3 pax: €170 per person
  • 4 pax: €135 per person
  • 5 pax: €120 per person

Clothing and equipment

We recommend summer mountaineering clothing. Mountaineering boots suitable for crampons. Harness, crampons, ice ace, helmet, sling and a carabiner, poles if needed. Try to carry backpack as light as possible. Functional clothing for the day and a change shirt for the hut is usually enough. We suggest a 30-40 lt. backpack. Please take some snacks and drinks with you.

Included/Excluded

  • Services of IFMGA Mountain Guide
  • Liability insurance
  • Group gear and Spare equipment
  • Transport, tolls and petrol to the meeting point
  • Cable car to Plateau Rosa and back also for the Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Mountaineering equipment (see the list in FAQs section)
  • Any other expenses

Optional Extras

  • Special price on mountaineering equipment rental

Itinerary

Our adventure begins in Cervinia, where we’ll rendezvous with our guide at approximately 7:30 a.m.. First things first: an equipment check to ensure we’re well-prepared for the ascent. We’ll hop aboard the cable car, whisking us up to the Plateau Rosa. The views from the cable car are nothing short of spectacular—a taste of the Alpine grandeur awaiting us. Exiting the cable car station, we’ll set off along the ski piste, heading towards the Colle del Breithorn. As we ascend, we’ll gradually leave behind the trappings of civilization, immersing ourselves in the pristine mountain environment. The last leg of our climb is both exhilarating and challenging. The steep section leading to the summit ridge demands our focus and determination. But fear not—the rewards are immense. As we crest the final ridge, the world unfolds before us. The Breithorn’s summit awaits, and with a final, small effort, we’ll stand atop this magnificent peak. The sense of achievement is palpable. Our descent retraces our steps, following the same route back to the cable car station. 

Up 3:00/3:30 hours 700m – Down 2:00 hours 700m.

Frequently asked questions

  • Technical equipment (these items can be rented): harness, helmet, ice axe, crampons, mountaineering boots.
  • Personal equipment: 30 litre backpack, 1 litre thermos, provisions (energy bars, chocolate, dried fruit, sandwiches), first aid kit, sun glasses (protection factor 3 or 4), goggles, gore-tex jacket and overpants, windstopper vest, gaiters, mountain pants, fleece jacket, breathable base layers, lightweight gloves, thick gloves, warm hat, bandana, sun screen factor 50.
 

No particular mountaineering preparation is required. Our Guides will take care of providing all the details necessary to face the climb in safety. We ask for good physical preparation and the ability to face a difference in altitude of at least 1000m with ease.

Activity's Location

Cervinia - Zermatt
From: €120,00

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    spen oliver

    Member Since 2023

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