Elevation

13,661 ft / 4,164 m

#29 in Wallis

#33 in Switzerland

Prominence

1,421 ft / 433 m

#22 in Wallis

#58 in Switzerland

Summits

44 summits

#1 in Wallis

#1 in Switzerland

Top climbing months

July   43%

August   39%

April   7%

Most climbed route

normal

11.1 km • 708 m gain

Highlights

  • The Breithorn is a 4000-meter Alpine peak located close to the Matterhorn.
  • It is considered the most easily climbed 4,000 meter Alpine peak due to the Klein Matterhorn cable car which takes climbers to over 3,820 meters for a starting point.
  • The standard route (SSW flank) continues over a glacial plateau before climbing to the summit on a 35 degree snow slope.
5 summits • 11.1 km • 708 m gain • 5 hr 3 min
1 summit • 16.7 km • 1,768 m gain • 13 hr 19 min
1 summit • 33.8 km • 2,305 m gain • 69 hr 29 min

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