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Breithorn Occidental


Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia

The ascent is on the glacier always the time and the sloppe isn't steep.

Alpine Climbing Easy

5.3 km
388 m
388 m
Low Point
3.8 km
High Point
4.2 km
Breithorn Occidental Map

After the exit of the Klein Matterhorn follow the ski trail and go on the left to the glacier. The trail to the summit continue on the left. Under the top the trail turn on the left until the ridge and go on the right on the ridge until the top. The descent follow the same trail. Generally the trail is printed by the the other alpinist because this route is a lot frequent.



The ascent involves simple glacier hiking and/or short, straightforward rock scrambles. Equivalent to Alpine F, F+

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The route is well protected or easy enough that protection is not required.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between May and August

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Quickdraws
  • Glacier kit

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