Jul, Aug, Sep
We’ll meet in the village of Saas Grund and sleep in the amazing ski-resort of Saas Fee.
We’ll take a short bus to Mattmark to begin our hike of the day (15 km, 6-7 hrs). We’ll go through Lake Mattmark and ascend to Mont More (2.853 m). We’ll then descend to village of Macugnaga, where we’ll sleep in a hotel.
We’ll follow the torrent of Anza towards the lake at Quarazza. We’ll be hiking for 8 hours and covering 23 kilometers. We’ll sleep at the Rifugio Pastore.
We’ll hike for 7-8 hours and cover 15 kilometers. We’ll climb Vallon delle Pisse, go over the Bocetta delle Pisse and descend to Alpe Pianlunga. We’ll sleep at a mountain refuge in Lake Gabiet.
This day, we’ll cross Colle d’Olen and descend to Rifugio del Lys. We’ll then go up the Alpe Sitten and cross Colle di Bettaforca. We’ll sleep in a mountain refuge Resy. The day will take us 6-7 hours.
Today we’ll hike for 7-8 hours and cover 18 kilometers. We’ll go through Alpe Varda, Alpe Mase and Colle Superieur delle Cime Blanche (2982 m). We’ll sleep in a mountain refuge at Colle del Teodulo (3317 m).
This day, we’ll descend for 4-5 hours through the Theodule glacier. We’ll sleep at a hotel in the town of Zermatt.
On day 8 we’ll follow the Mattertal towards the Rhone Valley. We’ll sleep in the mountain refuge of Europahutte, a relatively new hut with a stunning location and fantastic views of the Weisshorn.
We’ll go across boulder fields and cliffs with stunning views. We’ll cover 17 kilometers in 6-7 hours. We’ll sleep in a hotel at the village of Grachen.
On our final day, we’ll hike the Hohenwegg path to Hannigalp. We’ll cover 21 kilometers in 7-8 hours. We’ll finish in Saas Grund.
We’ll share a last breakfast together.
|23/07/2020 to 02/08/2020|
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|05/08/2021 to 15/08/2021|
|19/08/2021 to 29/08/2021|
|26/08/2021 to 05/09/2021|
5 nights in hotels (private rooms wherever possible) and 5 nights in refuges
I'm a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and I have been leading expeditions for the last 15 years. I have led the Tour du Mont Blanc over 40 times, the Everest Base Camp trek 27 times, Kilimanjaro 10 times, and I have also led trips in Nepal, Peru, Cuba, India, Bhutan, Cambodia, Thailand, the Alps, the Pyrenees, Russia, Uzbekistan and Madagascar, amongst others.
I'm a passionate skier, in 2009 I made the first ski descent of Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world (8156m).
Fluent in French, Russian and Spanish, I also work as an interpreter and love to chat.
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