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“Put this on your Bucket List”
Review of Breithorn

Ranked #11 of 74 things to do in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence
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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
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Put this on your Bucket List”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

From the top of the Klein Matterhorn, you can hike/climb to the easiest 4,000m accessible peak in the Swiss Alps. Zermatt Tourist/Ski Information offers Guides & Equipment - only go properly equipped and guided due to crevass risk.

Visited August 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Simply Beautiful”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Didn't climb this mountain but did take cablecar to Klein Matterhorn and the view of the Breithorn was fantastic. Climbers started their assent from the Glacier Paradise and it was absolutely messmirising to watch them climb. They soon looked like little 'ants' making their way across the bright white of the peak. You could also see where avalanches had occured. It must be exhillarating to climb it but I was happy just taking photos but well worth seeing from the Glacier Paradise.

Visited July 2013
Thank Photophilplym
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Great skiing with fantastic views. The slopes are extremely well looked after. The pistes are always in tip top condition.

Visited February 2013
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Perth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Team Asscent”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

A small bunch of adventure travel professionals got together to do an accent. It was a great clear sunny day so it could not be anything else but a great day. A easy 4000 meter peak for anyone with reasonable fitness to get some stunning views

Visited October 2012
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Bogis-Bossey, Geneve, Switzerland
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“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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