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Breithorn

Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 966 81 00
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Easy route for 4000+ m peak.

If you have ever wanted to make it to the top of a 4000+ meter peak then this is probably one of... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2016
N3484MFSimon
Climbing the Breithorn

What a wonderful end to a week spent hiking and Haute Route (glacier) from Chamonix to Zermatt. We... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2016
Therasa P
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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 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

Thank KalyaniChatterjea
Reviewed February 28, 2016

Breithorn is an easy 4000m without any difficulty to climb, of course if you start from the Klein Matterhorn... the view is impressive even if the Mattehorn shape from here is not the most beautiful. You can see many 4000m of the alps.

Thank cedfreeskier
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
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