Alpine Tour for Beginners Breithorn 4,164 m

The magic of mountaineering (CH) | 2 days

Mountains are fascinating. Wide glaciers, jagged ridges, steep rock faces! It's all the more wonderful when you can explore this ancient landscape by yourself and stand on a summit far from everyday life. Our mountain guides will provide a safe and competent introduction to mountain climbing.

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TEST & FEEL
Try out selected safety products and get 20% off when you purchase, or buy the product and book your course at a discounted price
Ausrüstung Kostenlos
EQUIPMENT
Try out the latest MAMMUT equipment for free. At all of our training courses we offer extensive opportunities for testing our MAMMUT safety equipment. Plus, you can rent skis and snowshoes in winter.
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GUARANTEED COURSE/TOUR PROVISION
Our minimum group size of three participants for these offers enables us to guarantee a high degree of certainty in terms of provision going ahead. Enjoy the additional benefit of even more focused guidance in a small group environment.
Contents
  • On this training tour, you’ll be able to enjoy your first alpine tour safely under the careful supervision of our mountain guides. The following content will be delivered:
  • Basic knots
  • Using crampons and safety equipment
  • Handling an ice axe
  • Using a rope
  • Preparing for a tour
  • Any information relevant to equipment
Aim

After the course, you will be able to take part in simple alpine tours led by a mountain guide, e.g. Pollux 4,092 m, Weissmies 4,023 m, etc.

Technique
beginner

A continuous route, sure-footedness and experience of day hikes required; Terrain: mostly moderately steep (T1-T2); Alpine technique: experience is not necessary

Condition
beginner

Duration from 2 to 5 hours, up to approx. 700 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour.

Small group

3-6 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

11:15 a.m. at Zermatt train station

Departure

Approx. 3 p.m. from point of departure

Accommodation
Services
Included

Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide, accommodation with half board: 1 x hut (base camp), rental equipment

Not included

Travel to the course (parking fee, CHF 15.50 per day), transport (by mountain rail), snacks and drinks, a CHF 12 per night (approx.) hut tax for non-SAC members

Program
Day 1
Individual arrival in Zermatt. Welcome and information about the upcoming weekend provided by the mountain guide. The train will then take you to the Trockener Steg. Trek to the Gandegg Hut. Training will take place in the afternoon. After this, you can enjoy a cozy get-together and a great night at the hut. (Distance: 2 km. Duration: approx. 1.5 hours. Ascent/Descent: 300/100 vertical meters)
Day 2
We'll travel to the Klein Matterhorn at 3,883 m by mountain rail. You will traverse the Breithorn Plateau, a glaciated plateau of impressive dimensions. The knowledge acquired on day one regarding the use of crampons and ice axes will come in very useful on the steep ascent towards the summit. The ascent to the highest point is worthwhile in every way. In addition to that incredible feeling of having managed to reach the top of a 4,000-meter peak by yourself, you can look forward to a tremendous panoramic view of the Western Valais 4,000-meter peaks, the Mont Blanc area, the Gran Paradiso Chain with the Aosta Valley, the Po Valley all the way to the distant Bernina Group and the Bernese Alps. Congratulations on climbing this impressive 4,000-meter peak! The descent will take you to the Klein Matterhorn station and from here the train will take you back to the green pastures of the Mattertal Valley. Individual journey home. (Distance: 6 km. Duration: 3.5 hours. Ascent/Descent: 300/100 vertical meters)
equipment
Rental equipment

Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented:

  • Climbing harness with 2 screwgate carabinners and 1 prusik
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
Technical equipment
  • Climbing harness with 2 screwgate Carabinners and 1 Prusik
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
  • Backpack approx. 30l with rain cover
  • Gaiter (optional)
Clothing
  • Hardshell jacket and pants (wind- and waterproof)
  • Mountaineering or trekking pants
  • Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • Short/long functional underwear
  • Cap/headband and hat
  • 2 pairs of gloves (1 thin pair, 1 warm, windproof and waterproof pair)
  • Functional socks and spare socks
  • Hiking shoes or mountaineering shoes (at least ankle-high, hard sole)
Overnight
  • Own toiletries, ear plugs if required
  • clothes to wear in the hut (Minimum)
  • slipper socks are at the hut
  • Sleeping bag liner made of silk or cotton (for hygienic reasons)
  • SAC/Alpine Club member card (if avalaible)
Food
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hut
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be bought at the hut
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)
Various
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • half fare travelcard (if existing)
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • headlamp with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
Available
20.06.2020 - 21.06.2020
duration: 2 days, Sat-Sun
state: available
CHF 495.00
Book now
We are happy to advise you

Our team is available by phone from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00.

CH +41 (0)62 769 81 83
DE +49 (0)8334 36 20 362
AT +43 (0)7252 46051 4444

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