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bbirtleRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: July 18, 2005  Sucess!


Had great weather with two new friends, doing another "get to know you" (aka "will you two kill me if I rope together on something more serious?") hike. But I was dying on the way down... wishing I had my skis, with excellent spring snow conditions that would have made for a great ski down.

We got caught in a thunderstorm that finally hit about 10min from the cablecar station. I was pulling my two partners like crazy roped together desperately trying to get out from underneath the ski lift and back to safety while lightning struck all around and hail so hard it left little blood blisters on my hands!

Good fun.
Posted Jul 25, 2005 7:27 pm

ArtoiriusRoute Climbed: Normal route from Klein Matterhorn Date Climbed: July 21, 2005  Sucess!


Nice summit ridge, route was fairly crowded. Easy and nice to start e.g. a Monte Rosa tour.

We descended over the East ridge to point 4075m. From there on, one can go further to Breithorn Mittelgipfel. Is a short but very nice ridge!
Posted Jul 25, 2005 12:41 pm

Samuli MansikkaRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: June 20th 2005  Sucess!

Samuli Mansikka

We started our Monte Rosa Traverse from Klein Matterhorn and popped to the summit of Breithorn on the way.

Made the ascent really fast to get continued to Pollux.
Posted Jul 18, 2005 5:05 am

LSRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 12 Aug 2000  Sucess!


Easy walking. See my pictures here:

Posted Jul 17, 2005 2:39 am

bbirtleRoute Climbed: Normal Route (from Kliene Matterhorn) Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2005  Sucess!


Easy climb. Bright sunny day. Quite hard conditions - not possible to ski much at all, crampons from the bergshrund.
Posted Jul 7, 2005 9:44 am

Giorgio SchellinoRoute Climbed: normale route Date Climbed: end of june 2004  Sucess!

Giorgio Schellino

Interesting and short route
Posted Apr 23, 2005 12:55 pm

Joerg MarretschRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 13 Aug 2004  Sucess!

Joerg Marretsch

Snowy day, poor visibility, easy walk.
Posted Apr 18, 2005 5:42 pm

camp-1Route Climbed: normal route from kl. matterhorn Date Climbed: august 19 2004  Sucess!


After two failed attempts, the mountain granted me access. But it didn't come cheap. Wind's were at galeforce, and it took over two hours to reach the summit. Sadly there was absolutely no view.

(more in my trip report)
Posted Mar 17, 2005 5:05 am

JanGRoute Climbed: Ski tour from Theodulpass Date Climbed: March 25, 1966  Sucess!


This "easy" 4000er was my first experience of ski-touring on a high mountain (details provided in Trip Report). Subsequently I came back many more times to the summit while on ski tours. Finally in Aug 02 I did the Breithorn traverse (west ridge only) with my sons. All the climbs were make with local guides because Breithorn might have become a serious endeavor if there had been a sudden weather change. In every instance, the views that we had from the top were breathtaking.
Posted Nov 19, 2004 9:43 pm

noahRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: summer 02  Sucess!


Climbed with a guided party, quite slow going but nice, felt the hight quite badly as i only arrived in zermatt that morning, 400m to 4160 in under 5hrs.
Posted Oct 18, 2004 5:16 am

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: SW ridge Date Climbed: June 26 2004  Sucess!


Easy glacier walk to summit - with Sonya, our first glacier peak climb without a guide :)
Posted Sep 13, 2004 5:07 pm

GaffrRoute Climbed: The route from Klein Matterhorn. Date Climbed: Middle of August 2004.  Sucess!
We ascended the Breithorn on our way across to the Ayas Hut. Spendid views all around from the summit!

An enjoyable start to our day.
Posted Sep 3, 2004 9:10 am

mekwiseRoute Climbed: SW Ridge, Normal Date Climbed: August 16, 2004  Sucess!


We reached the summit in good weather and enjoyed the views for a few minutes before the wind picked up and it quickly got cold. Very busy day on the Breithorn also.
Posted Aug 30, 2004 10:18 pm

milan1970Route Climbed: normal route from klein Matterhorn Date Climbed: 31-07-2004  Sucess!


On a beautifull sunny day, was my first 4000er and for sure not my last. This is an easy mountain to climb and fun to try. The only pitty is that there were so much people having the same idea that day ;-)....

Take a good coat with you cause it can be windy and cold on the top!!

cheers Milan
Posted Aug 21, 2004 8:34 pm

joel2loungeRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: October 2001  Sucess!


One day link-up of ZBreithorn, Castor, & Pollux from Zermatt
Posted Jul 25, 2004 12:49 pm

ZurbriggenRoute Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: 11 July 2004  Sucess!


Reached the summit from Plateau Rosa in 2h20min. The weather was not perfect. Very cold, windy and cloudy. The traverse across the Breithorn plateau was done in clouds and very low visibillity (15 m). Lots of people on the track to the summit, which caused some trafficjams, but we managed to overtake them. Another summit for the Danish MountainGoat Team: Mikkel, Kenneth and Mads.
Posted Jul 22, 2004 9:22 am

shachar00Route Climbed: Western-Central traverse from Klein Mat. Date Climbed: July, 2004  Sucess!


An easy summit to start a climbing vacation with. Fantastic views of both Matterhorn and Mont-Blanc for some inspirations.

Climbed with Boris Gurfinkel.
Posted Jul 18, 2004 10:38 am

andrea.itRoute Climbed: normal from plateu rosa' Date Climbed: july 2002  Sucess!


just walk,but nice panorama
Posted May 11, 2004 11:15 am

maria grazia sRoute Climbed: normal from the Plateau Rosa' Date Climbed: a few times  Sucess!

maria grazia s

ski mountanering
Posted Apr 10, 2004 12:41 pm

marco979Route Climbed: From Plateau Rosà Date Climbed: July, 1999  Sucess!


With two my friends (majo and Fabio). Nice ascient!
Posted Mar 31, 2004 9:36 am

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