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6-day Haute Route ski traverse Chamonix – Zermatt

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Join Roger, IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this 6-day ski traverse starting from Chamonix and ending in Zermatt, along a route that passes among the most impressive landscapes of the Alps.

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Alps

6 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Advanced


Description

Join this trip to experience one of the most famous ski traverses in all of Europe, a route many aspire to complete.  During this 6-day journey, we will explore the legendary massifs of the Alps by skiing among its highest peaks.

The Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, and Grand Combin massifs are home to the highest mountains of the Alps, and some of the most well-known outdoor adventures in all of Europe.  During this 6 day cross country ski trip, we will complete the traverse between Grand Combin massif, situated in Switzerland, and the Monte Rosa massif, site of the second highest mountain in the Alps.

Our journey will begin in Chamonix, France, and end 6 days later in Zermatt, Switzerland.  The route is truly stunning, as we will ski along glaciers, past the base of the Matterhorn, with views of some of Europe’s most impressive alpine scenery.

We will sleep in mountain refuges along our route, where half board is available.  Note that food, water, and fees for nightly mountain huts are not included in the price for this trip, and are anticipated to cost an additional 400-500 euro per person (bring cash in euros).   We can provide you with a complete list of the gear and equipment you will need for this trip, as you may need to rent some equipment.

Our specific route along with altitudes, elevation gains and losses are included in the day-by-day itinerary below.

Don’t miss this opportunity to complete one of the most impressive ski traverses in Europe, among the continent’s highest and most famous peaks!  Book this trip now and I promise it will be an adventure you won’t soon forget.

I also offer other ski touring programs: Heli-ski touring in Val d’Aran, Pyrenees, Aragon Pyrenees 5-day ski touring trip, and Aneto and Pico de Alba 3-day ski touring ascent.

 

 

 

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 450 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Price per person to join a group. Price includes: guiding fee, logistics management, advice before departure, accident insurance, group safety equipment. Does not include: fees at mountain refuges, food, water (can be bought at refuges), personal equipment, transfer costs, cable car costs. Expenses for the guide will be split between group participants.


Itinerary

Day 1: Refugio Trient

Today’s route:

Argentiere (1.250 m) to Grands Montets (3.233 m) to Collado de Chardonnet (3.323 m) to Collado de la Fenetre de Saleina (3.261 m) to Refugio Trient (3.170 m), where we will spend the night.

Elevation gain: 965 m

Elevation loss: 940 m ascen

Day 2: Bourg-Sant-Pierre

Today’s route:

Refugio de Trient (3,170 m) to Collado des Encandies (2,796 m) to Champex (1,450 m) to Bourg-Sant-Pierre (1,650 m), where we end the day.

Elevation gain: 100 m

Elevation loss: 1,670 m

Day 3: Refuge Valsorey

Today’s route:

Bourg-Saint-Pierre (1,650 m) to Refuge Valsorey (3,030 m).

Elevation gain: 1,380 m

Day 4: Refugio Chanrion

Today’s route:

Refuge Valsorey (3,030 m) to Plateau du Couloir (3,664 m) to Col du Sonadon (3,504 m) to Refugio Chanrion (2,462 m).


Elevation gain: 934 m

Elevation loss: 1,511 m

Day 5: Vignettes hut

Today’s route:

Chanrion refuge (2,462 m) to Pigne d’Arolla (3,796 m) to Vignettes hut (3,160 m).


Elevation gain: 1,334 m

Elevation loss: 612 m

Day 6: Zermatt

Today’s route:

Vignettes hut (3,160 m) to Col de l’Eveque (3,392 m) to Col de Mont Brul (3,213 m) to Col de Valpelline (3,568 m) to Zermatt (1,600 m).

Elevation gain: 1,173 m

Elevation loss: 2,670 m

 

Details

Accommodation

Mountain huts along the route, not included in price

About the guide

I love what I do and love to transmit my passion while guiding.

After touring the world fulfilling my dreams, I have put together all the knowledge gained and a strong background as a mountain guide to become one of the most versatile, dedicated and professional guides in the Pyrenees.

My resume has technical training in mountain medicine, snow studies, search and rescue complete training, meteorology and botany.

I spend the winters enjoying the unique snow conditions in the Aran Valley, as a ski touring and freeride Guide, and summers climbing the countless areas of excellent rock, either granite, limestone or conglomerate in the Pyrenees. I also spend a lot of time in Iceland during the summer guiding my friends and clients across these incredible landscapes.

While traveling the world, I make every effort to show the beauty of the landscapes, the quality of the rock and the best snow in the Pyrenees to everyone who wants to check them out.

Please get in touch with me if you want to discover the Pyrenees!

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Val d'Aran, Pyrenees


What people are saying about Roger Martorell

Paul Woods

5.00

August, 2022

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Joseph Curran

5.00

July, 2022

Trip of a lifetime. As with all things mountains, things didn’t go exactly according to plan, weather forced changes, us tired and slow clients forced changes and roger handled these in stride and adjusted the plans seamlessly. He knew when to push and when to back off. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the mountains, history and the local plants and wildlife. I had high expectations for the trip and it was even better than I had imagined, if you’re thinking of doing a trip with Roger, I highly recommend him as a guide in whichever discipline you prefer.

Marcus Clausager

5.00

August, 2021

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Kevin van Reenen

5.00

August, 2020

Awesome trip! Thanks to Roger for guiding me to the summit on a really extreme day of wind and rain. Unique and epic day out on the mountain. Also thanks to Maca at Explore Share for helping with the booking to ensure everything went smoothly, especially during these uncertain times. Great service!

Harrison Scott

5.00

February, 2020

Absolutely brilliant trip - would high recommend Roger and Chur they are fantastic, responsive and extremely helpful people!

Ian Bywater

5.00

June, 2019

It's a long slog of a climb, but doable as long as you're reasonably fit (but you don't need to be an Olympic athlete). The views are stunning. The Puente (bridge) de Mahoma is mentally tough with steep drops either side and some uncomfortable climbs. I'd strongly recommend using a local guide as they help you with the planning, kit and techniques, they share knowledge of the surrounding area that you wouldn't get otherwise and they help you over the more challenging stretches

Hancong

5.00

July, 2018

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david reitz

5.00

June, 2018

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Stan Beraznik

5.00

March, 2018

We had a very good trip — thank you!   Roger was really a great guide and we were very pleased working with Nacho as well.  The itinerary went well and Roger did a good job adjusting the itinerary as needed. Thanks again!

Willy

5.00

April, 2017

The helicopter was a surprise and it was awesome, it was a great first time experience in the backcountry. Our guide, Roger, was really helpful and patient with us and we found really good snow.  The hiking up was especially tiring when it was really hot but the skiing was epic.

Sarah

5.00

April, 2017

Roger, our guide, really made the trip memorable for us. He had a challenge every day to plan the route according to the snow conditions, temperatures (it was quite warm), the skills and endurance of our kids and keeping it fun for all of us. It really showed that he put thought into planning each day and wanted to find the best route for us to enjoy the backcountry and get some good skiing!  He knows the area so well and every day he planned was awesome. The helicopter trip. It was planned by Roger and something we never would have thought of doing for our children's first backcountry experience but it was absolutely the best. "Double thumbs up" according to Willy, our son. The location that Roger picked out for the skiing and the hotel, Bahns de Tredos, was perfect for being in the backcountry all day and then returning to the hotel for a delicious late lunch, thermal hot tub soak and then a gourmet dinner all in a hut/backcountry setting.  We felt very spoiled!

Maddy

5.00

April, 2017

If I had to describe the trip in 4 words : 'It was epic-ally awesome

Sofia

5.00

January, 2015

Roger has the 3Ps, Passionate, Professional and Prudent. I did tour skiing in the Pyrenees (Beciver 2660 m) and the tour was amazing. He adapted his rhythm to the rhythm of the group and he is prudent something that I really appreciate. Going up was hard but then once you get to the top you enjoy the view and you forgot your name. I would totally recommend him. Is not that easy to find trustful guides. He is your man!!!




 

 

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