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6-day Haute Route Ski Touring from Chamonix to Zermatt

Zermatt
Riffelberg
6-day Haute Route Ski Touring from Chamonix to Zermatt
Zermatt

Join Herbert, a certified mountain guide, on this exquisite 6-day Haute Route ski tour from Chamonix to Zermatt.

Private

Alps

6 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Ski tour one of the oldest routes in Europe.

* Pass by Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn along the way.

* Stay in a remote and cosy mountain hut for 4 nights.

Description

Join me on this epic and unforgettable ski touring trek along the Haute Route!

Over the course of six days we will make our way from one gorgeous mountain hut to another all the way from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland.

This 180 kilometer route, which people have been mountaineering since the mid-nineteenth century and ski touring since the early twentieth, will take us through picturesque glaciers as well as past some of the most iconic peaks in the Alps, including Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn!

We will enjoy the remote and lovely solitude of the French and then Swiss Alps, passing through idyllic towns along the way. We start each day with a healthy and energetic breakfast in the mountain hut and will wind down each evening with a delicious dinner.

Each day we will ski for about four to seven hours, covering quite a bit of ground along the way. For this reason we recommend some prior skiing experience and a relatively good level of physical fitness.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for your chance to ski tour this classic traverse through the sublimely scenic Alps!

If you like the look of this job then we also think you will enjoy our 5-day Haute Route ski tour from Zermatt to Chamonix!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).

- Transportation, accommodation, meals and drinks are not included in the price.

- Prices and programme are subject to change.


Itinerary

Day 1: Zermatt – Argentiere – Refuge Argentiere

Day 2: Argentiere to Trient

Day 3: Trient to Prafleuri

This leg includes a taxi ride.

Day 4: Prafleuri to Arolla

Day 5: Arolla to Bertolhütte

Day 6: Bertolhütte to Zermatt

 

About the guide

Guide profile image

-Herbert

3.70

(13)

Mountain Guide

I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.

In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.

Languages

German | French | English

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What people are saying about -Herbert

Justin

5.00

Herbie was fantastic! He rescheduled with us because of weather and we were so grateful to be able to still summit the mountain during our trip. He was really knowledgeable - told us about the peaks we could see from the summit and recommended some restaurants on our way back down the mountain. He was really attentive, making sure my husband and I understood what we needed to do and if we were feeling ok the entire time. I can’t recommend him more for a high altitude climb!

Anthony

5.00

Herbie guided us as a group of 5 up the Breithorn. He was very experienced and knowledgeable. He got us to the summit and back safely and efficiently and set a perfect pace. He also had good humour. We all enjoyed the experience and thought he did a great job. Would definitely use Herbie again

Tommy

1.00

Herbie was rude and did not honor nor address our request to ski some moguls or any semi off piste runs even between the groomed runs. He skied so fast that he lost us at the beginning and then yelled at us for not keeping up. His communication skills were poor. We realized that snow conditions and temperature was such that there may not have been any moguls but I feel a paying customer should never be yelled at. I would not recommend this booking or Herbie to anyone. 15 minutes into the experience, we thought about dismissing him because he was so unpleasant. He did do a good job booking a restaurant for lunch at the border. There was zero ski instruction. A little advance warning prior to the booking would haven been better. Respectfully, Tommy Yen

Wayne

5.00

Great guy with alot of experiance . Learnt alot from him. Would definaltey recommend . And i will 100% be using him again. Thank you herbert and hope to see you again soon . Take care . Wayne

Scott

2.00

We were group of 3 with Herbert to the Monte Rosa drop off location. Our group has done lots of heli-skiing, cat skiing, and hiked routes. What we look for in guides is 1) safety 2) matching route to technical ability 3) advice in complex sections 4) having a personality and making the day fun. On safety: Herbert did a good safety briefing and told us where to position ourselves relative to his tracks, that was the extent of his safety. One of our group members fell part-way into a crevasse and was dangling on the ice wall, and he leisurely pulled out his rope to throw it down even after being told there was a very far drop. He routinely skiied out-of-sight of the entire group even in more dangerous sections. If someone had fallen through again, there was no rescuing them as he was the only one with the safety gear. On matching the route the technical ability of the group he did fine, the only part that was an issue was the very long flat ski out (he warned us about this, so we knew it ahead of time, I wouldn't do this route again because of this). On advice/tips for complex routes, he had nothing to offer, and was annoyed when you asked him questions, the only thing he said was "lean forward on your skiis", and didn't try to help anyone who had challenges. On the last part, personality, this was the worst. He was extremely annoyed that he had to help the person out of the crevasse, and even more annoyed that a snowboarder in our group was slower in the flat section. He complained to other ski guides that passed by that he was late for his lunch. When we stopped to break and took pictures he asked us to stop wasting time with taking our phones out. When we asked him if we should bring water (for a 5 hour ski) he said it's no necessary, which was crazy. Overall, it really put a damper on the entire experience, we spent a lot of money and came from Canada to experience this, and he nearly ruined it. He's a really good technical skiier, but has no patience nor does he put an ounce of effort in to making it fun or making people feel safe.


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