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Easy Mountaineering in the Monte Rosa: Breithorn 4161 mt

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135 €

Breithorn is one of the border mountains separating the Aosta Valley from Switzerland, between the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa chain.
The western peak is the highest and most frequented one, while the central and eastern Breithorn, both also above 4000 mt., are more challenging. From its summit you will enjoy a fantastic view on the whole ridge, looking at all the 4000 peaks leading to Monte Rosa.


Climbing Breithorn

The Western Breithorn is part of the alpine ridge of the Monte Rosa chain. It is generally considered to be one of the easiest 4000 peaks in the Alps, but by no means does that mean it is in any way less beautiful! The Breithorn is one of the border mountains separating the Aosta Valley from Switzerland, between the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa chain.

The western peak is the highest and most frequented one, while the central and eastern Breithorn, both also above 4000 mt., are more challenging. From its summit you will enjoy a fantastic view on the whole ridge, looking at all the 4000 peaks leading to Monte Rosa.

The crossing of Verra glacier and the climb to Western Breithorn do not present any special technical difficulties and is perfectly suitable for those who want to gain first experiences in the world of mountaineering. But this ascent can also be recommended to trained hikers, who want to discover Monte Rosas fantastic environment. With an experienced mountain guide at your side, your safety is in good hands.

However, keep in mind that you will move above 4000 meters, hence you might feel the effects of altitude. We therefore strongly recommend an appropriate training.

Ascent to Breithorn - The Program

The crossing can be done upon one day, starting early in the morning from Breuil Cervinia and reaching Plateau Rosa (3870 mt) with the cablecar.

  • Meeting with the Mountain Guide either in Cervinia directly early in the morning in front of the Cable Car Ticket station (7:15 am), or on the surroudings of Aosta to then drive to Cervinia together;
  • Cable car lift from Cervinia to Plateau Rosa;
  • The classical route (S-SW flank) sets out on a nearly flat glacier, called the ‘Great Verra Glacier‘ and then leads to the summit via a slightly more pronounced slope (no more than 35 °);
  • Time of the Traverse: about 6 hours depending on the fitness level of the group.

Arrival

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Price *

Status

Du 14/08/2021 au 14/08/2021

au 14/08/2021

135 €

CLOSED

Du 25/08/2021 au 25/08/2021

au 25/08/2021

275 €

FULL

Du 28/08/2021 au 28/08/2021

au 28/08/2021

135 €

confirmed from 4 persons

* Price per person (without insurance)

Price of the mountaineering ascent

Price of the ascent

  • 1 person:500,00 €;
  • 2 people: 275,00 € per person;
  • 3 people: 185,00 € per person;
  • 4 people: 135,00 € per person.

The price includes

  • the assistance of a UIAGM Mountain Guide of our Team;
  • use of equipment for the group (ropes, pitons, karabiners).

Not included in the price

  • transfer to Cervinia
  • cable car tickets from Cervinia to Plateau Rosa for yourself and the Guide (33 € by person - round trip);
  • personal technical equipment: crampons, harness and ice axe (material rental can be organized upon booking);
  • all what is not explicitly mentioned in the "price includes".

Dates

Below are some dates we propose, but do not hesitate to contact us at info@espritmontagne.com if you wish to organise the Ascent on a different date.

The Ascent for the dates below is guaranteed with 4 participants.

If the number of participants is not reached 21 days before departure, Esprit des Guides SA will cancel the reservation and refund the payment received (3% will be kept for bank fees).
If you wish and if you agree, Esprit des Guides SA can still offer you to pay the remaining balance based on the number of participants reached (see prices above) and therefore guarantee the departure.

Mountaineering Technical Equipment 

  • Hiking Goretex shoes suitable to crampons
  • crampons
  • walking poles
  • iceaxe
  • helmet.

How to dress for mountaineering

First layer on the skin:

  • (merino wool) thermal/breathable long sleeve
  • (merino wool) long thermal/breathable underwear
  • woolen warm socks

Second layer:

  • warm technical sweater
  • waterproof & windproof hiking pants

Third layer:

  • thin but warm duvet (to wear just in case of cold temperatures)

Last layer:

  • waterproof & windproof Goretex jacket

Important Additionals:

  • warm winter hat
  • buff/head-neckband
  • warm winter gloves
  • headlamp
  • suncream (protection factor 50+)
  • sunglasses
  • camera

N.B. Consider a change for when you are back to the hut (you can leave some stuff at the hut).

Difficulty and level required for climbing Breithorn

Easy ascent. Difficulties could only show up because of inadequate acclimatization, leading to high altitude sickness. Furthermore, there are some crevasses on your climb, for which reason your guide will tie you on the rope.

Useful information to plan your mountaineering vacation

Insurance

We recommend to have your own personal travel insurance, covering accident abroad and repatriation.

How to reach Aosta Valley

  • Via Chamonix Mont Blanc – you can reach Chamonix by train from the main French airports or from Geneva airport – then you can reach Courmayeur – Aosta Valley through the Mont Blanc Tunnel (there are buses connections from Chamonix to Aosta Valley, but if you would like to be free to move it is advisable to rent a car).
  • Via Geneva or Martigny – you can easily reach Martigny by train from Geneva airport - then you reach Aosta city center via the tunnel of Grand Saint Bernard (there are buses connections from Martigny to Aosta Valley, but if you would like to be free to move it is advisable to rent a car).
  • Via Milan/Turin airport – rent a car directly to reach Aosta via the highway;
  • Or via Bourg Saint Maurice (73700, France) - Col du Petit Saint Bernard - you can reach Bourg Saint Maurice by train from the main French airports. Once in Bourg Saint Maurice you will need to rent a car to reach the Aosta Valley via the Col du Petit Saint Bernard (2 hours drive). It's a slightly longer trip but you can save the toll at the Mont Blanc Tunnel.

If you are coming only for the climb, we can organize you a taxi to pick you up or the mountain guide can come to pick you up on the road nearby Aosta (organization upon booking).

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