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

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    3000 EUR

    Group of 2
    1500 EUR

    Group of 3
    1000 EUR

    Group of 4
    850 EUR

    Group of 5
    800 EUR

     

    Price includes

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

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Chamonix

      Arrival in Chamonix. Overnight in the village.

    • Day 2Glacier 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 3Splitboard 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 4Cabane de Valsorey

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

    • Day 5Glacier 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 6Cabane 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 7Tete 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 8Chamonix

      By train or shuttle bus, back to Chamonix.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Chamonix

    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.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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!

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about Tobias Freiberger

     

    Tobias was an absolutely fantastic guide for our adventure on the Matterhorn (his 85th ascent!), and could not recommend him more highly as a guide and person. We required a second guide for the actual matterhorn climb as there was two of us - instead of Tobias telling us to find someone, he fully arranged another guide that he knew and trusted for the trip up, which allowed us to focus solely on our climbing and training for the Matterhorn ascent. When a gear breakdown affected our training climb on the Breithorn half traverse, Tobias adapted the training and route to give us a bit more time and coaching with the skills needed to successfully summit the Horn. He kept expectations very realistic, and pushed us as positively and confidently as possible. As a result, we made great time to the Matterhorn summit and back. He was also in constant communication in the months leading up to the climb, and constantly provided helpful tips and advice. Even met us for a drink when we arrived in Zermatt to introduce ourselves and gain some familiarity before the climbing began! The climb was a trip of a lifetime, and would not have been possible without Tobias. I will be booking with him again for my next trip to climb in the alps.
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    Evan Foote
    Tobias is an amazing guide. He guided me for the Riffelhorn and a Hornli Ridge 2 day Matterhorn climb. He knew the route well and made sure we were safe the whole time. He also shifted the days because the weather was bad for the original booked days. Best guide in Zermatt, I will definitely try to book him for all future trips in this region.
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    Donald King
    The Matterhorn trip was absolutely awesome. Tobias is an EXCELLENT GUIDE. I would absolutely recommand him. Answered all my questions prior to my trip in Zermatt, gave me a lot of tricks and advice the day before and during the trip. He was very good with me and also very flexible for the ascent date. Also, I was very pleased with my experience with explore-share. It was easy, straight forward and perfect. The customer service was also real good. Was exactly (and even more!) what I needed!
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    Hugo Paradis
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