Western Breithorn 4165 m

Breithorn is the westernmost peak above 4,000m in the Monte Rosa chain seen from Italy and is undoubtedly one of the most suitable peaks for those who are starting out with mountaineering. Thanks to the Cervinia ski lifts, the height difference to reach the summit is limited and the ascent can easily be done in a day making your ascent a total immersion in the Matterhorn environment giving you an absolute first-class view.


Meeting in Cervinia at the ticket office in time for the first ascent with the ski lift to reach Plateau Rosà (3500 m) from where we begin the ascent to the Breithorn pass to reach the south-western slope which leads to the summit.

Difficulty: F – easy hike on the glacier
Climbing time: 3 hours
Elevation uphill: about 700 m

  • layers of clothing for the upper body (thermal shirt, heavy fleece, windproof jacket.)
  • gloves (soft and ski ones)
  • sunglasses (with 3 or 4 protection)
  • heavy trousers (windproof)
  • rigid, waterproof boots.
  • ski socks
  • hat that covers your ears
  • sun screen & lip balm
  • telescopic poles
  • 1lt water bottle/thermos
  • harness & crampons


1 Day Hike – cost of the guide:
1 alpinist 450€
2 alpinists 230€/each
3 alpinists 160€/each
4 alpinists 130€/each
5 alpinists 120€/each


Variant: Hike with overnight stay at Refuge Teodulo
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The price includes:

UIAGM alpine guide, necessary equipment


ski lift rides, half board at refuge Teodulo, half board for the guide, shuttle to and from Gressoney 

Other details

Mountaineering is a dangerous activity by nature, the Monte Rosa guides, all UIAGM certified, undertake to do everything possible to minimize the dangers but the risk can never be eliminated and must be accepted before registering for the our activities.

The Monte Rosa Guides will always do their best to help you achieve your goals and ensure you have the best possible experience; however you must agree to rely on their unquestionable judgment while you are in the mountains and to respect any decision they make, including the return, if it is deemed necessary. Being adequately prepared and having a minimum standard of fitness is necessary to maintain an adequate margin of safety in our activities. If, due to your physical condition or for any other reason, your guide decides that you are not ready for the activity you have chosen, you will be offered alternatives adapted to your level of preparation.