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Breithorn Traverse


One of the longest ridge itinerary in the Alps, this traverse covers five 4000 in the span of a day!
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

A spectacular traverse along the edge of the ridge, which enables you to ride the Breithorn from head to tail, through a series of ups and downs with some exciting rock stretches.

DAY

Meeting point: meeting at the cable car terminus in Cervinia for equipment check and a short briefing.

We take the cable car to the Guide del Cervino hut, where we have dinner and spend the night.

DAY

Meeting point: meeting at the cable car terminus in Cervinia for equipment check and a short briefing.

We take the cable car to the Guide del Cervino hut, where we have dinner and spend the night.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 700 m
Ascent/descent time: 8-10 hours

From the hut, we will head to the Breithorn Pass (3,820 m), stopping just before the Porta Nera (3,720 m) to climb the Roccia Nera – about 350 m at a gradient between 35° and 40° to reach the top (4,075 m). From the summit, we will go along the edge of the ridge – first over snow, then over bouldery rock – to the summit of the Gendarme (4,106 m).

Two stretches fitted with climbing aids will take us down to a saddle at 4,055 m, from where we can go up to the Eastern Breithorn (4,141 m). From there, we head down about 25 m to the base of the rocky ridge that leads to the summit of the Central Breithorn (4,160 m). The crest is made up of three rocky prominences, with good rock and climbing up to grade IV on the first tower. From the summit of the Central Breithorn, we will take the snowy ridge down to another saddle before the final ascent to the top of the Western Breithorn (4,165 m).
We will go back to the Breithorn Pass and from there to the cable car station in Cervinia via the normal route.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 700 m
Ascent/descent time: 8-10 hours

From the hut, we will head to the Breithorn Pass (3,820 m), stopping just before the Porta Nera (3,720 m) to climb the Roccia Nera – about 350 m at a gradient between 35° and 40° to reach the top (4,075 m). From the summit, we will go along the edge of the ridge – first over snow, then over bouldery rock – to the summit of the Gendarme (4,106 m).

Two stretches fitted with climbing aids will take us down to a saddle at 4,055 m, from where we can go up to the Eastern Breithorn (4,141 m). From there, we head down about 25 m to the base of the rocky ridge that leads to the summit of the Central Breithorn (4,160 m). The crest is made up of three rocky prominences, with good rock and climbing up to grade IV on the first tower. From the summit of the Central Breithorn, we will take the snowy ridge down to another saddle before the final ascent to the top of the Western Breithorn (4,165 m).
We will go back to the Breithorn Pass and from there to the cable car station in Cervinia via the normal route.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
2 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
intermediate
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
intermediate
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 2 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/06 to 30/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
2 Days
intermediate
intermediate
Max 2 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/06 to 30/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

900 € fee per person with 1 participant
500 € fee per person with 2 participants
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20/day per person while supplies last
  • tickets for lift facilities
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • 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 the 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 the 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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