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Join Herbert, a certified mountain guide, on this exquisite 6-day Haute Route ski tour from Chamonix to Zermatt.
Ski tour one of the oldest routes in Europe.
Stay in a remote and cosy mountain hut each night.
Pass by Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn along the way.
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!
We will stay four nights in mountain huts and one night in a hotel.
This leg includes a two hour taxi ride.
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.
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The Concierge service is a great tool for when you still haven't decided what kind of Adventure you're looking for and you're open to suggestions
Group of 1
|CHF 4464 each|
Group of 2
|CHF 2232 each|
Group of 3
|CHF 1506 each|
Group of 4
|CHF 1145 each|
Group of 5
|CHF 918 each|
Group of 6
|CHF 779 each|
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• Guiding fee
• Transport during the trip
• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
• The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). - Cable car lifts are not included in the price. - Prices and programme are subject to change.
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.
My wife and I had an incredible day with Herbert in Zermatt. Our guide did an excellent job of adjusting the skiing to fit our ability. Would not hesitate to highly recommend Herbert.....thank you for an epic memory.