Breithorn (Simplon)

For other places with the same name, see Breithorn.

View from the Breithornpass (north side)
Highest point
Elevation 3,437 m (11,276 ft)
Prominence 90 m (300 ft)[1]
Parent peak Monte Leone
Coordinates 46°14′19″N 8°5′2″E / 46.23861°N 8.08389°E / 46.23861; 8.08389Coordinates: 46°14′19″N 8°5′2″E / 46.23861°N 8.08389°E / 46.23861; 8.08389
Translation Broad Horn

Location in Switzerland

Country Switzerland
Canton Valais
Parent range Lepontine Alps
Topo map Swisstopo topographic maps

The Breithorn is a mountain of the Swiss Lepontine Alps, overlooking Simplon in the canton of Valais. It is part of the Monte Leone massif.

Climbing route

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

Access road

The only access is the road to the Simplon Pass from Brig on the Swiss side and from Domodossola from the Italian side.


  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Breithornpass (3,347 m).

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