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“easy 4000m plus ascent if the weathers right” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Breithorn

Breithorn
Zermatt, Switzerland
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Ranked #15 of 25 attractions in Zermatt
Type: Mountains
Activities: Mountaineering
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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“easy 4000m plus ascent if the weathers right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We climbed the Breithorn on our last visit in 2007 when the weather was excellent, this time we encountered very different conditions, mist and snow, avalanche warnings and lightly covered crevasses on the approach over the glacier . this time we did not summit.We could not see the ridge to the right hand side of the summit because of the mist.The ridge is the way we went to the top last time .The vertical face is on the left of the summit, not a place to be in bad visibility. Theres always next time!

Visited September 2012
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Malvern
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“Challenge Yourself”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Our 24 yr old daughter climbed this mountain with no experience but had a wonderful Zermatt guide. She rented the equipment and did something that she will never forget. You have to be in good physical shape to do this; you are climbing a glacier mountaintop.

Visited September 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Briethorn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Often overlooked, but still mighty and awe-inspiring. You can get close to the top by taking the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise lifts upto Klien Matterhorn. Snow covered all year round, great views and skiing even in summer.

Visited August 2012
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