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Breithorn, Zermatt

#3 of 13 in Nature in Zermatt
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Scale one of the world's most iconic and photogenic summits at Breithorn, peaking 4,164 m (13,661 ft) above sea level. This mountain presents a challenge even to experienced climbers but offers incredibly rewarding views from the top. Climb only if you have the right gear, plenty of mountaineering experience, and are prepared to pay for a guide. If not, you can take the cable car to the starting point of the climb and simply enjoy the vistas from there. Use our Zermatt online sightseeing planner to visit Breithorn on your trip to Zermatt, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • For those people that can't summit the Matterhorn, like me, this is a great experience. I would recommend early in the morning, as the conditions are much better. In the afternoon the snow on top...  more »
  • Easiest doesn't mean easy. But you can climb a mountain at more than 4000m from sea level. Good shoes, ice crampons, a guide and a rope for the ice field. Take your time (oxygen is limited at this...  more »

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