View from the Breithornpass (north side)
|Elevation||3,437 m (11,276 ft)|
|Prominence||90 m (300 ft)|
|Parent peak||Monte Leone|
|Coordinates||46°14′19″N 8°5′2″E / 46.23861°N 8.08389°ECoordinates: 46°14′19″N 8°5′2″E / 46.23861°N 8.08389°E|
Location in Switzerland
|Parent range||Lepontine Alps|
|Topo map||Swisstopo topographic maps|
Breithorn is one of several peaks that can be climbed directly from the Simplon Pass. The other peaks are Wasenhorn, Hubschhorn, and Monte Leone. The route starts form the Simplon Hospiz and you will need glacier equipment for this mountain, crampons are compulsory. Plan around 5 hours from the road to the summit. This peak can be climbed in combination with Monte Leone.
Accommodation, huts and shelters
- Simplon Hospiz.
- Monte Leone Hut.
- Bivacco Farello on the Chaltwasser Pass.
- Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Breithornpass (3,347 m).