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Chamonix-Zermatt splitboarding week via Haute Route

Tobias, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, will guide you from one paradise to another: Chamonix to Zermatt via Haute Route, on a whole week of splitboarding and excitement

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration8 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The classic alpine traverse known as Haute Route, is waiting for you to cross it from the breathtaking heights of the Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France, to the unique landscapes viewable from the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Zwitzerland.

You and your splitboard could be part of my version of this well-known route, connecting western Europe’s heighest peak, Mont Blanc (4810m), to the pyramid-shaped Matterhorn (4478m).

The suggested program is this: to spend 8 days ascending and descending more than 20 glaciers and thousands of meters of slopes covered by the most pure snow. To overnight in comfy lodges and huts specially designed to pamper you after a long day of splitboarding. And to take home impressive mental images (and actual pictures) of this paradise.

The route will probably surprise us with narrow ridges and steep ascents, but you will be taken care of. I will guide you from day one of this adventure. You just have to make sure that you have a strong background splitboarding and advanced technical skills in this activity.

Come along! Book this program and get a front row ticket to see one of nature’s most incredible settings.

I can also guide you in this 6-day splitboarding tour in Lyngen Alps, Norway.

Accommodation

Cottages and cabins along the way. I can reserve the cabins for you so you won't have to worry about that (the price of accommodation is not included).

More info

Gear equipment: splitboards+skins, boots, sticks, avalange rescue equipment, harness,crampons, clothing. I offer technical equipment for rent (LVS, shovel, avalanche probe, belt and crampons) so please, let me know if you'll need anything.

Meeting point

Chamonix

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Itinerary

Day 1: Chamonix

Arrival in Chamonix. Overnight in the village.

Day 2: Glacier d'Argentiere-Cabane de Trento

With the cable car we will go from Argentiere to Grand Montets (about 3300 m). Descent to Glacier d ‘Argentiere, climb to the Col du Chardonnet (3321 m). Descent to the Glacier de Saleina, climb the Fenetre de Saleina (3261 m). Departure or a short ascent to the Cabane de Trento (3170 m). Overnight.

Day 3: Splitboard touring-Bourg San Pierre

Today we will have two options:

*Variant A (difficult, only in good conditions): Short ascent towards Aiguilles Dorees. Descent to the Glacier de Saleina. Ascent to the Col Grand Lui. We will be able to cope with the steep climb to the transition with crampons. Facing the imposing Mont Dolent, over giant slopes. we will start a nearly 2000 meters descent to La Fouly in the Val Ferret. A taxi will transfer us to Bourg S. Pierre. Overnight at Hotel Moulin du Valsorey.

*Variant B: Day trip to the Petit Fourche (3512 m) or Aiguille du Tour (3540 m). Descent over the plateau of Trento, short climb to the Col des Escandies (2793 m) and descent through the Val d ‘Arpette to Champex. Taxi transfer to Bourg San Pierre, overnight at Hotel Moulin du Valsorey.

Day 4: Cabane de Valsorey

Ascent from Bourg San Pierre to the Cabane de Valsorey (3030 m).

Day 5: Glacier du Mont Durand-Cabane de Chanrion

Via the Plateau du Couloir and Col du Sonadon (3520 m) we will make a long descent over the Glacier du Mont Durand. Opposite (about 200 m) to Cabane de Chanrion (2462 m).

Day 6: Cabane Vignettes

We will continue either via the Col Nord of the Porton or the Col de la Serpentine to the Pigne d ‘Arolla (3790 m). Descent to Cabane Vignettes.

Day 7: Tete Blanche-Zermatt

Over three spectacular passes and short descents we will get to Tete Blanche (3710 m). Facing the Dent d ‘Herens and Matterhorn, we will start a long descent over Stockji and Zmutt glacier to the Stafelalp or (if possible) to Furi. Overnight in Zermatt

Day 8: Chamonix

By train or shuttle bus, back to Chamonix.


About the guide

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I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide and I'm passionated about nature. I was born in 1977 and before entering in the mountain life, I worked as a teacher in Borg Lienz.

I started training as a canyoning guide 15 years ago. Since 2009, I have also trained with canyoning leaders in Carinthia. Additionally, I have been on the road as a mountain and ski instructor. During the summers, I have guided a lot in Switzerland, where I took my guests to many mountains over 4000 meters high. My “motto” in the mountains and in life has always been the same: “Never stop exploring”

I work now for Carnicoalpin where our main objective is leading and accompanying you on steep mountains and great ski slopes with a particular focus set on safety.

For more information, please feel free to contact me. We can discuss about your wishes and the different options I offer. I will be really happy to be your guide and share a great moment with you!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 3093 each

Group of 2

EUR 1547 each

Group of 3

EUR 1031 each

Group of 4

EUR 877 each

Group of 5

EUR 825 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Extra costs: Lifts and acomodation half board.


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