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Amazing 6-day climbing trip, ascending different 4000 meter peaks in the Saas Valley, together with an IFMGA mountain guide.
Join me for an amazing alpine week, climbing different peaks around 4000 meters in the Saas Valley, in Switzerland.
The Saas Valley lies in the eastern part of the Swiss Valais. It has many beautiful 4000 meter peaks, with stunning views of the Alps.
During this trip, we’ll reach the summit of three or four of them, combining a terrain of snow and ice, with some scrambling on the rocks.
In addition, we’ll spend the night in refreshing comfortable mountain huts.
You will need to have some previous experience using crampons and also a good physical condition, as this is a challenging adventure.
For further details, you can find a complete itinerary below this description.
Please contact me if you want to be a part of this climbing trip. I will be glad to be your guide in the Saas Valley!
Mountain huts and hotel.
The program depends on weather conditions.
-You need to have solid experience with crampons on foot. Good physical condition. -I offer this program to a maximum of 4 persons when all participants have extensive experience in the high mountains.
Transfer to Switzerland and overnight in Saas Grund.
We meet, check your equipment and and backpack. From Saas Grund, we take the bus to Saas Fee and start our climb just outside the village.
We walk through the typical alpine vegetation beneath the north wall of the Mittaghorn to Plattjen.
With a view of the lake of Mattmark we traverse farther to the snow fields which give access to the Britanniahut (3030 m) (about 1250 m climb but we spread it throughout the day)
Today is the first 4000 meter peak on the menu. We wake up early for our climb to the Strahlhorn (4190 m). It is a gentle climb through some glaciers until the Adler Pass (3789 m). From here it’s a bit steeper, until we reach the top of the Strahlhorn.
We return to the Britanniahut the same way. (+/- 1320 m)
Today we have a double blow hit. With the Metro Alpin, we trace out to the station Mittel-Allalin (3460 m). There we start using crampons.
We climb through the Feeglacier to Feejoch (3826 m) and then on the eastern wall to the top of the Allalinhorn (4027 m), the first 4000 meter peak of our trip. Weather on Feejoch we try the other way. The impressive ridge of the Feekopf leads us on mixed terrain to Alphubeljoch. A final steep slope and 435 vertical meters separate us here on the summit of the Alphubel (4206 m).
We descend northeasterly towards Langflue.
We’ll take a fresh beer before the cable cars bring us back to Saas Fee. Overnight in Saas Grund. (+ 1070 m / -1700 m)
Relative rest. We take the cable car with a small daypack along the via ferrata to the summit of the Mittaghorn (3143 m). We have here a magnificent view of what awaits us tomorrow. Overnight back at our hotel in Saas Grund. (+ 570 m / -570 m or -1350 m)
We choose between two interesting routes to the Almagellerhutte (2894 m). Nature lovers among us will opt for flowers route, those who want to focus their attacks just spice up the “Erlebnispfad”. Both bring us to Almagelleralm where we can eat and drink.
(both approximately + 1000 m).
It’s still dark when we start climbing to the Zwischbergenpass (3268 m). We climb as high as possible in the snowy south west flank of the Weissmies upwards. Then we start scrambling on the upper part of the south ridge.
This brings us to an almost horizontal ridge. Another short steep bit and we can set foot on the summit of the Weissmies (4017 m).
The descent runs over the normal route that winds between magical gletserafbreuken and brings us to the cable car Hohsaas.
We sleep a last night in our hotel in Saas Fee (+ 1150 m / -920 m). Fresh beer, good shower and excellent meal in Saas Grund. The next day, we return back home.
Namaste Mountainguides is a group of 6 motivated mountain lovers, mostly working in the European Alps. They all have the IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide qualification and some of them are also high qualified ski instructors.
Our happiness and philosophy is
- to guide you in the safest way and in the best circumstances
- to explore the mountains together with you
- to share our passion
25 years of experience.
25 years of satisfied clients.
25 years of safe quality programs.
Together, we will make your mountain dreams come true.
We offer unique experiences for mountain lovers,
high level training courses for motivated mountaineers
and custom weeks for families.
We have an EVEREST for EVERYBODY.
Jan, Jérôme, Robert, Lars and Lut.
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|EUR 2964 each|
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|EUR 1596 each|
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|EUR 1157 each|
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Professional guide who carefully assessed our climbing and fitness abilities to get to the top unfortunately we came down a bit too fast and I fell and broke my big toe and was unable to attempt the Mont Blanc climb which was very disappointing because I felt ready to try. We felt challenged but relatively safe all of the time, the fall was an unfortunate mistake. Jan offered us additional training between the climbs to improve our chances on Mont Blanc which we really appreciated but were unable to take advantage of. We would climb with him again.
My first experience with alpinism but 100% worth it. Because of bad weather we couldn’t ascend the Mont Blanc but the backup program saved the trip. Learned a lot and seen mighty things. Overall, enjoyed a lot, a week we will never forget.
We had a marvellous week, it matched our expectations and we had souvenirs which will never fade away. The flexibility from our program because of the bad weather, was great, each time we had a discussion about what we could do and couldn’t. Reaching the top was always the goal. Also the fact I did this with my daughter gave it an extra dimension. We enjoyed every step because we were in good shape. Everybody insisted on this, but at the end, it turned out to be an advantage.
I had a very good time and it has been a fantastic week to fulfill my dream of Mont Blanc, with extra reward of the experience of climbing Gran Paradiso, both mountains are amazing and we are blessed by very good weather. And thanks to Jan and my guide, they are always there to encourage me during the hardest moment, without them I can\'t do this.
Extraordinary experience to stand on the top of Europe. Emotionality because of the beauty and natural ferocity going into your body creates definitely a unique fuddle. Afterwards I had regrets I could not stay longer on the top, especially because the weather was clear and mild. Grandiose!
Top trip !!! Stunning views from the top of Europe. Enjoyable guides with enough experience. Having some luck with the weather, you really have to do it. It’s enough to have a good physical condition and some perseverance. Fun to do but it’s suffering and pretty expensive.
We had all ingredients for a marvellous holiday. The good weather, together with the professional support of our guides, the sublime Alps and the Top of Mont-Blanc, made it an unforgettable experience.
Great. Gran Paradiso was a good preparation and off course a nice experience. The one day ice course was fun and very useful. Because of bad weather, I also would recommend this program, which existed of 3 chances the reach the summit. If we had chosen another program, we probably couldn’t reach summit. Now we did it in blue sky conditions! It’s the flexibility (3 summit chances 2 by 2) of the program which I liked the most. It’s an incredible experience and will always have a special place in my memories. It’s a super feeling to stand on the top of Europe. I really recommend the program (Gran Paradiso + Mont Blanc); not relying on other people and having a maximum chance to get to the top. (With a good condition off course). I had to sacrifice a lot, but it’s worth it.
By following this program, we realised the grandeur of the mountains and the awe that we need to have for this environment. The practical tips our guide gave us where very helpful, also for our upcoming adventures.