Traverse of the Breithorn*** AD
[Jonathan Preston and Jos Burkill on the Breithorn Traverse, 3 kb]400m. A classic traverse of the summit ridge
G Crespi, E Frachey, G Frachey 28/Jul/1941

Photo: Jonathan Preston and Jos Burkill on the Breithorn Traverse © Ben Tibbetts
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This climb is in 34 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Hidden - 08/Sep/14

Keenb - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Dan Shatlock

tscoobydoo - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/13

east to west
nation1 - 23/Aug/13 with ales cesen

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/13

Hidden - 01/Aug/13

keithlambley - 26/Jul/13 with Kate R

Henrik - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/13 with Stefan

In the AC guide, this is described as the traverse of the full Breithorn ridge. Thus, my route was from the KM cable car station (first lift 6:30am) across and along the glacier, and then the full ridge back from Roccia Nera. Good rock and ice, several abseils, a hefty ascent to the central summit (looks worse from a distance than it really is), and a few airy steps looking down the whole North Face under you. Speed is the key.
olekemi - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 11/Sep/12

Half traverse. Short and sweet. 4.5h lift to lift.
Stuart Johnston - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Misha Gopaul

Jon Ellis - AltLd - 07/Aug/12 with James Ellis

Full traverse of all 5 summits after spending the night at the Rossi Volante bivi hut. 6:50 from the bivi to the KM lift station.
MartinN - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with TimPerkin

TimPerkin - Lead - 27/Jul/12 with Martin Newman

Guide Bruce Goodlad
Loubylou - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with Andy Ball

Vincej - 2nd - 04/Aug/11 with Fred Drouet

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/11

bullwinkle - AltLd - 05/Jul/11 with Carla, Danny

Hidden - 04/Jul/11

edmitchell - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with kitty duncan

garethsteel - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with benclimbing

Lovely route. Nice climbing on the rock sections and great views.
AJM - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Simon Goldman

kevburr - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Roger Payne

glaramara - Lead - Aug/09 with catherine doran, lex

Great day out, Fine exposure and nice climbing. Started from Testa Grigia which didn't add too much to trhe day.
Scott McRae - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Stefano

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead - Aug/08

sacdenouilles - AltLd - 08/Jul/08 with Graham Burns

Hidden - 23/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/05

hambo88 - 2nd - Jul/05

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - Aug/99 with Tim Stain

babymoac - 30/Aug/93

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hannah V, danieleaston, Darkskys, Graham C, Alex Croall, David Qualtrough, vincentvega

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