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From the Klein Matterhorn over the Breithorn

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  • Breithorn (4.164 m)
    Breithorn (4.164 m)
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Climbing
m 4400 4200 4000 3800 3600 3400 3200 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Breithorn Rifugio Guide della Val d´Ayas Pollux Roccia Nera
Distance 8.1 km
5:30 h
516 m
955 m
4,164 m
3,425 m
The first day's stage of the well-known high-altitude tour "Spaghetti Round" leads over the Breithorn (4,164 m).

Thanks to the ascent by cable car to the Klein Matterhorn, the Breithorn is considered the easiest 4,000-metre peak in the Alps. Nevertheless, the tour should not be underestimated. Many inexperienced mountaineers with poor equipment and no local knowledge have already perished at the upper end of the glacier break, which blocks the direct route. For experienced mountaineers and groups led by mountain guides, the ascent of the Breithorn is a beautiful experience and ideal for acclimatisation for the coming days.


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Profile picture of Hartmut Wimmer Author Hartmut Wimmer 
True to the slogan “Only on new paths you leave visible traces” I am a passionate hiker and explorer. I love to be in the mountains, regardless of the activity. I am the founder and CEO of Outdooractive, thus turning my hobby into a career spending my whole time with my passion. By the way, we are always looking for people to join our team at Outdooractive, maybe you will find your future job here:

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