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Breithorn

Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 81 00
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Superb Views

Climbed/Walked up to summit from Klein Matterhorn. Top section is pretty steep but non technical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave G
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Another Impressive Peak from Little Matterhorn

While the Matterhorn is the main attraction, the glacier covered Breithorn is very impressive too... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2017
OneWayVancouver
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Vancouver, Canada
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The Breithorn (4,164 m), with its many summits, is a strong, glaciered mountain crest. The normal climb is considered as one of the easiest routes for climbing a four-thousand metre mountain. This tour is a perfect way to get a sense of high Alpine air for the first time but only for surefooted and experienced mountain hikers accompanied by a mountain guide. The tour includes climbing a glaciated four thousand-metre peak, and this is not to be underestimated. In the early morning, one takes the aerial tramway to Matterhorn glacier paradise at 3,883 m. The climb to the top and the descent afterwards lasts about three hours depending on the conditions. Even though the climb is not dizzying, the tour does offer a high Alpine mountain experience where one can live out the feeling of having one’s head already in outer space. •Snow tour on the glacier •The overall difficulty of the tour is given as “L” (easy) •A mountain guide is recommended •Warning: glacier crevasses
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Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbed/Walked up to summit from Klein Matterhorn. Top section is pretty steep but non technical. You do need to be properly roped up and wear crampons. Pretty crazy but saw one guy walking on his own, despite warning signs,one slip and potentially you end up...More

Thank Dave G
Reviewed July 3, 2017

While the Matterhorn is the main attraction, the glacier covered Breithorn is very impressive too. Both stunning mountain peaks are best seen from viewing platforms on the 3,883-metre-high Little Mattherhorn.

Thank OneWayVancouver
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Not for everybody, but if you are in a decent shape, I highly recommended. It is not easy, the high altitude will make this climb difficult, but it is definitely worth it. The views are spectacular and the sense of accomplishment of such is a...More

1  Thank botmi
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The Breithorn is a 4164 meter peak next to Matterhorn glacvier apradise. It is wonderful to Behold from Gornergrat to Rothorn.

Thank Cheersfornow
Reviewed January 18, 2017

I climbed, or should I say walked up, this mountain in July 2016. Signed up for a group with the Zermatt Alpine Center and was put together with 5 other hardy soles and the guide. After the gondola ride to Klein Matterhorn the guide roped...More

1  Thank DavidPyle
Reviewed January 4, 2017

My husband accompanied my son on his first ever climb..Wow! Totally spectacular. The guide that led them both was Gianni Mazzone..a most amazing guy! Thank you Gianni.

Thank pycock
Reviewed November 28, 2016

If you have ever wanted to make it to the top of a 4000+ meter peak then this is probably one of the easiest. From the top of klein matterhorn you can traverse the glaciere and it's only a couple of hundred meters vertical. However,...More

Thank N3484MFSimon
Reviewed July 27, 2016

What a wonderful end to a week spent hiking and Haute Route (glacier) from Chamonix to Zermatt. We went up in the cable cars and the views were spectacular, although extremely expensive (CHF 100). To get to the top of the Breithorn you need to...More

Thank Therasa P
Reviewed July 22, 2016

The easiest mountain to climb if you warnt to pass the 4000m. Just a 3h walk from the top of Kleinmatterhorn. But take care! It is still a glacier and you Need the equipment and experiance to be save!

Thank Ebse_J
Reviewed June 9, 2016

It was just breath-taking - the view of Breithorn - just like all other views, was absolutely breath-taking! Go as early as possible - either by the Gronargrat Bahn or by the cable car. Later in the day the clouds tend to cover up the...More

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