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“An easy climb to a spectacular view”
Review of Breithorn

Ranked #11 of 75 things to do in Zermatt
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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
Bogis-Bossey, Geneve, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“An easy climb to a spectacular view”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Breithorn is both beautiful from Zematt as it is from Champoluc (italy). From the arrival of the Klein Matterhorn cablecar it is merely a short hike to the top, providing a gorgeous and limitless spectacular view on the Matterhorn to the Mont Blanc (France). Highly recommended for a first experience on a 4000+ m mountain.

Visited November 2011
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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“easy 4000m plus ascent if the weathers right”
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Challenge Yourself”
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
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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