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Breithorn in one-day from Cervinia Breithorn in one-day from Cervinia

Breithorn in one-day from Cervinia


Western Breithorn rises majestically between Aosta Valley and Switzerland at an altitude of 4,165: this is the perfect ascent for entry-level mountaineers looking for the challenge of their first 4000 metres. Discover the all inclusive formula and climb the Breithorn with a Peakshunter mountain guide.
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PROGRAM

One of Monte Rosa’s most famous and fascinating destinations, the Breithorn rises at an altitude of 4,165 metres on the border between the Aosta Valley and Switzerland. In reality, the Breithorn is composed of three main peaks, the Central, Eastern and Western Breithorn, all above 4,000: the western peak is the highest and most popular, as well as the destination of our ascent.

The Breithorn is one of the great classics of mountaineering in the Aosta Valley, ideal for neophytes who want to approach the world of the 4,000 due to the simplicity of the climb. We will ascend by lift to the Cervino Guide Hut, at 3,480 metres, and then tackle the ascent to the Breithorn between snow and glacier passages.

Discover our all-inclusive package that includes the assistance of a certified mountain guide, the ascent with the lifts to Plateau Rosa from Cervinia and the loan of common safety equipment.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 685 metres
Ascent time: 2 1/2 hours approx.
Meeting point: Cervinia, ticket office parking area for equipment check and a short briefing.
Note: Given the considerable altitude gain, you may decide to travel part of the itinerary by foot (the cable car route is divided in three segments).

Our climb begins with a comfortable, mildly-sloping stretch. A tunnel will lead us onto the snow-covered piste that connects the Klein Matterhorn (3,883 m) with the Gobba di Rollin (3,899 m). Leaving the trail that leads to Klein Matterhorn, we’ll move slightly downhill through the ample Colle del Breithorn plateau. We’ll cross the Bergschrund (3,950 m) and begin the most challenging portion of the climb. The rightmost trail leads to a pass between the two Breithorn peaks (Western and Central – 4,081 m), which in turn will take us to the crest. We’ll turn left and, moving up along the airy ridge, quickly reach the Western Breithorn summit.

The view from the top is incredible, with striking vistas of the Matterhorn (4,478 m) and the Klein Matterhorn (3,883 m), 280 metres below. A spectacular panorama unfolds all around us, with every peak in the Monte Rosa massif, as well as the Dent Blanche and the Weisshorn.

The return trip (2 hours max) will take us along the route that rope parties usually follow on the way up: a fairly easy descent that will take us back to Colle del Breithorn, where we may stop for a well-earned break for a snack, before continuing towards the Plateau Rosa in time to catch the cable car down.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 685 metres
Ascent time: 2 1/2 hours approx.
Meeting point: Cervinia, ticket office parking area for equipment check and a short briefing.
Note: Given the considerable altitude gain, you may decide to travel part of the itinerary by foot (the cable car route is divided in three segments).

Our climb begins with a comfortable, mildly-sloping stretch. A tunnel will lead us onto the snow-covered piste that connects the Klein Matterhorn (3,883 m) with the Gobba di Rollin (3,899 m). Leaving the trail that leads to Klein Matterhorn, we’ll move slightly downhill through the ample Colle del Breithorn plateau. We’ll cross the Bergschrund (3,950 m) and begin the most challenging portion of the climb. The rightmost trail leads to a pass between the two Breithorn peaks (Western and Central – 4,081 m), which in turn will take us to the crest. We’ll turn left and, moving up along the airy ridge, quickly reach the Western Breithorn summit.

The view from the top is incredible, with striking vistas of the Matterhorn (4,478 m) and the Klein Matterhorn (3,883 m), 280 metres below. A spectacular panorama unfolds all around us, with every peak in the Monte Rosa massif, as well as the Dent Blanche and the Weisshorn.

The return trip (2 hours max) will take us along the route that rope parties usually follow on the way up: a fairly easy descent that will take us back to Colle del Breithorn, where we may stop for a well-earned break for a snack, before continuing towards the Plateau Rosa in time to catch the cable car down.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
1 Day
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
low
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
fair
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 5 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 26/06 to 12/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
1 Day
low
fair
Max 5 for each Mountain Guide
from 26/06 to 12/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

480 € fee per person with 1 participant
300 € fee per person with 2 participants
240 € fee per person with 3 participants
220 € fee per person with 4 participants
190 € fee per person with 5 participants
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, and crampons)
  • tickets for lift facilities

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners. without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening / closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners. without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening / closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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DATE IN PROGRAMMA
25
June 2023
DATE IN PROGRAMMA
09
July 2023
DATE IN PROGRAMMA
23
July 2023
DATE IN PROGRAMMA
06
August 2023
DATE IN PROGRAMMA
20
August 2023
DATE IN PROGRAMMA
03
September 2023
DATE IN PROGRAMMA
10
September 2023
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