Breithorn (Monte Leone)

A beautiful, alpine skitour, with stunning views into the surrounding massif.

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
5.8 km
Ascent
1.5 km
Descent
27 m
Duration
5-6 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
32˚
Breithorn (Monte Leone) Map

The 'small' Breithorn is a good beginners alpine tour, granting you a stunning panorama into the surrounding 4000ers. 30 minutes into the tour is the only technical section of the ascent, and below the Breithorn peak, be prepared to do a final ascent over the glacier.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Alpine

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins

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