High altitude tours basic course incl. mountain tour Breithorn Zermatt

Provided by: Zermatters

About this Combi offer

Attend a two-day course in which you learn how to use crampons and glacier equipment. The next day you can climb your first 4000m peak, the Breithorn.

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About this Combi offer

Attend a two-day course in which you learn how to use crampons and glacier equipment. The next day you can climb your first 4000m peak, the Breithorn.

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Highlights

2-day basic course for high altitude tours and handling of crampons, ice axe, rope

Learning the rules of conduct on mountain tours and in rope terrain

3-4 hour mountain tour to the Breithorn at 4164 m.a.s.l. with view on 37 other 4000 m peaks

The course and the tour are suitable for beginners

Experience the beautiful Breithorn, a glaciated mountain ridge in the Valais Alps

Small groups of maximum 6 people

Includes

2-day basic course

Professional and experienced mountain guides

3-4 hours Guided mountain tour Breithorn

In a group: overnight stay and half board

Train ride Matterhorn Express to Trockener Steg

Equipment (ice axe, crampons, climbing harness)

Other catering

Private tour: excl. overnight stay

Offers

  • Group tour: 4-6 people
  • Private tour: 1-3 people

Description

Learn the basics you need for high altitude tours and glacier hikes in this course. An experienced mountain guide will show you how to use an ice axe, rope and crampons in the alpine mountains. On the second day you can even apply what you have learned on the ascent of the 4000m Breithorn.

**2 unforgettable and instructive days await you, in which you will receive a professional introduction and training for the mountain tours and can apply your knowledge directly on an ascent!

Meeting point: Homebase Zermatt.

On the first day you will meet at Homebase Zermatt with your group (in case of a group booking) or only with your mountain guide. You check your equipment and get to know each other.

You drive: to the training location.

From Zermatt, you all drive together uphill to Trockener Steg and tackle a short climb to the Gandegg Hut.

You attend: the high altitude touring basic course.

Your basic course starts on the lower Theodul glacier. You learn how to behave on a high altitude tour and how to handle the equipment correctly.

You eat: a 3-course menu in the evening.

In the Gandegg hut (for group bookings) a delicious and fortifying dinner will be prepared for you and your group

You stay overnight: Gandegg hut (on request) or in the village

You spend the night afterwards in the hut

Activity: Tour to the Breithorn at 4164 m.a.s.l.

In the morning of the second day of the course, after a short walk to Trockener Steg, you will set off by train to the Klein Matterhorn station. From there you start the ascent to the Breithorn (4164 m), where you can put all your knowledge directly into practice. Enjoy the alpine landscape and the breathtaking view of the surrounding mountain peaks. The hike takes about 3-4 hours

Return journey: Homebase Zermatt

After the descent from the Breithorn you make your way home and can review this great weekend.

Practical information:

  • Requirements: this basic course is suitable for beginners
  • Endurance: be able to hike 4-5 hours
  • Bring: Small backpack (max. 30 L) with drink and little but plentiful food, also bring hiking poles if desired
  • Do not forget sunglasses, cap/sun hat and sunscreen
  • 2-3 days before the tour you should call to discuss weather conditions and details

Swiss Activities Tip

With a private mountain guide, this tour is available daily and can even be booked from May instead of June 1st. With a maximum of 3 people you enjoy the best supervision in this private basic course!

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Important Information

  • Wear good trekking/walking shoes, weather appropriate hiking clothes and waterproof as well as windproof jacket

Meeting Points

Bahnhofstrasse 58, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

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