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Breithorn (Monte Leone)

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

Ski Touring Moderate

5.8 km
1.5 km
27 m
5-6 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
3.4 km
Breithorn (Monte Leone) Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's remote, it features low exposure (e1) and is typically done between December and March. From a low point of 2 km to the maximum altitude of 3.4 km, the route covers 5.8 km, 1466 vertical metres of ascent and 27 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 2.1 and Labande grade 2. You'll need rope and skins to complete it safely.


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.



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between December and March


  • Alpine

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins

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