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Breithorn

Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 81 00
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Great views at high altitude.

You can have a great view from Klein Matterhorn towards Breithorn and the Matterhorn. If the... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2016
Dave S
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Burlington, Canada
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Our first 4000 meter summit

Our first 4000 peak. We used a local mountain guide from the centre in zermatt and a harness from a... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2015
booby1961
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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

You can have a great view from Klein Matterhorn towards Breithorn and the Matterhorn. If the weather cooperates and the lift is open it is worth the visit. Just remember that you are at high altitude and there is less oxygen in the air.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Our first 4000 peak. We used a local mountain guide from the centre in zermatt and a harness from a local sports shop. Weather was fantastic and guide had good patience and explained basic techniques.

Thank booby1961
Reviewed September 11, 2015

An incredible view from the summit. Glaciers to cross and crevasses to peer into. After a snow storm there are even some snow bridges.

Thank ableami2015
Reviewed August 3, 2015

We hiked to the top of the Breithorn as part of our training for the Matterhorn in July 2015. The wind was so strong at the top that we could not stand-up. It was a good climb with great views.

Thank OutdoorsyType
Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fantastic Chalet Hotel well run by Dave & Gail Thomson, & very good value, with high quality food prepared by Chef Lally & Team

Thank Will W
Reviewed March 9, 2015

Full report under Breithorn hotel. Definitely recommended in Champoluc for skiers but 10 minute walk to the nearest lift on a main road and issues with locker keys if not a couple.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Its located in the area near the Matterhorn, its look simply majestic especially with no cloud cover. It a tall mountain of which many climbers have scaled her majestic pieaks

Thank DannyTeller
Reviewed September 16, 2014

It was my first 4K climb and it was fantastic, the views, walking with crampons and being above 4000 m.

Thank EwaMC
Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was the easiest snow climb we ever did. Yet, you need to know basic mountaineering skills, and be comfortable walking in crampons (depending on snow conditions you may not need them). You better be well acclimatized when you climb Breithorn, it is quite high....More

1  Thank MikeMS
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Picturesque with large cornice. Only attempt if experience with snow and ice climbing and equipment and have a guide

1  Thank John_William_Moore
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