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Gandeghütte - Breithorn - Trockener Stegg

Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia

Gandeghütte - Breithorn - Trockener Stegg

Hiking Extreme

17 km
1.2 km
1.3 km
5-6 hrs
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
4.2 km
Gandeghütte - Breithorn - Trockener Stegg Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be extreme. It's extremely remote, it features extreme exposure and is typically done between July and September. From a low point of 2.9 km to the maximum altitude of 4.2 km, the route covers 17 km, 1167 vertical metres of ascent and 1272 vertical metres of descent.


Gandeghütte - Breithorn - Trockener Stegg



Scrambling up mountains and along technical trails with moderate fall exposure. Handholds are necessary to navigate the trail in its entirety, although they are not necessary at all times. Some obstacles can be very large and difficult to navigate, and the grades can often be near-vertical. The challenge of the trail and the steepness of the grade results in very strenuous hiking. Hikes of this difficulty blur the lines between "hiking" and "climbing".

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between July and September


  • Alpine

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