Breithorn, Zermatt

4.7
#2 of 13 in Nature in Zermatt
Scale one of the world's most iconic and photogenic summits at Breithorn, peaking 4,164 m (13,661 ft) above sea level. This mountain presents a challenge even to experienced climbers but offers incredibly rewarding views from the top. Climb only if you have the right gear, plenty of mountaineering experience, and are prepared to pay for a guide. If not, you can take the cable car to the starting point of the climb and simply enjoy the vistas from there. Use our Zermatt online sightseeing planner to visit Breithorn on your trip to Zermatt, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Climb, not only see the Matterhorn paradise views in front of the eyes. Matterhorn Paradise offers a bright horns and glaciers close. High altitude Observatory visits even so do not act slowly and makes me sick.
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  • Climbed/Walked up to summit from Klein Matterhorn. Top section is pretty steep but non technical. You do need to be properly roped up and wear crampons. Pretty crazy but saw one guy walking on his own...  more »
  • This big massif that dominates Zermatt turns out be a walk on glacier accessible to everyone (who has a minimum of training), to do as in ski touring. Only danger, downhill, do not walk on the strings lying around groups that go up, it's the busy morning! It is better to do after lunch, as the climb takes only 2 hours...
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  • I climbed. Three times.
  • Mein 12. Viertausender (4'160 m.ü.M.)
  • from Cervinia take teodulo or up to the plants until the gray head, 3300 and 3450 m, here you are sleeping in the shelter of the Matterhorn guides and the next morning it's off to the peak, the glacier path easy, from the top the views are immense.
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  • One of the easiest 4000 meters of Monte Rosa where spatial views. Easily accessible from Cervinia
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  • Reached Via Kaspar Mooser, is terrific, 4000 not difficult, but exciting.
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