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Haute Route Andermatt to Engelberg

Enjoy the long runs of the Haute Route from Andermatt to Engelberg on this fantastic skiing adventure in the Alps, along with E-S Adventure Guides.

Private

Alps

5 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Explore the amazing Haute Route on a unique week-long adventure.

* Discover amazing views and skiing opportunities.

* Join a certified guide to the best spots from Andermatt to Engelberg.

Description

The ultimate Haute Route ski tour for those who like nice long rides.

On this 1-week ski touring program, we will have the chance to enjoy the traditional Haute Route from Andermatt to Engelberg on skis.  This is a tour that I normally do from mid/late March to mid/late April. It is a pleasant time in the Alps with lots of snow and it’s mostly cold over 3000 meters but at the same time sunny. We have the opportunity to experience a nice combination of cold and fine spring snow.

You need to be fit as it is an intense week with many meters that will be traveled every day. It’s required that you have off-piste and ski touring experience. If you have no experience or if you are not sure about your ability to join, please feel free to get in touch with me, and let’s discuss it.

You’ll find below the program I usually propose. It might be adapted based on the snow and weather conditions before departure.

Please contact me if you are interested in this great adventure, or any other you would like to do in the Alps or elsewhere.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

- Lunches and drinks

- Personal ski equipment

- Travel to / from Andermatt.

- All transportation throughout the week starting in and return to Andermatt.

- Lift ticket on the preparation day in Andermatt.

- Hotel with breakfast before and after the week

- Compulsory insurance that covers mountain rescue.

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).


Itinerary

Day 1: Preparation day in Andermatt

We will do a short ski tour to test the equipment to ensure that everything fits and works. We will prepare and plan our lunches for the tour – possibly lightening up your backpack, etc. We will sleep at the hotel in Andermatt.

Day 2: Realp (1 540m) - Albert Heim Hütte (2 543m)

The first day of the tour starts with a train ride to Realp, located just beyond Andermatt. We will eat a hearty lunch before putting on skins and walking towards Albert Heim hut … If we have energy left, we can continue towards Galenstock and enjoy some nice rides. Otherwise, we can also sit on the terrace and enjoy the awesome view for the rest of the day.

Day 3: Albert Heim Hütte (2543m) - Chelenaalphütte (2350m)

The day starts early. Breakfast is served in the dining room. We will walk about 500 meters up until we get to Winterlücke. There, we will go down directly to Göcheneralpsee.  Or, we can also go through Lochberg depending on the weather. We then continue to Chelenaalptal towards the hut.

Day 4: Chelenaalphütte (2350m) - Steingletcher (1 865m)

We start directly with the skins on and go to Sustenlimi which is about 700 meters up. There, we can choose whether we want to continue moving towards the top of Sustenhorn, 3500 m or just go down directly to Steigletcher where we will find our accommodation at the bottom of the valley. 1700 meters of altitude difference from the top of Sustenhorn … who can refuse that?

Day 5: Steingletcher (1 865m) - Süstlihütte (2 257m)

We will move towards Fünffingerstock and pass through the Obertaljoch pass (about 2 850m). We then have several choices to go down to Sustlibach. A great ride… nice views and hopefully good snow … last bit up towards Süstlihüttan. We can then enjoy some well-deserved drinks.

Day 6: Süstlihütte (2 257m) - Engelberg (1 000m)

The last day begins skinning up to Grassengrat / Stössensattel – a climb of around 600m. It’s perhaps the week’s best ride, an entire 1800 meters downhill. We will pass the Grassen bivouac (very beautiful) just below the mighty southeast wall of the Titlis. Once down in the valley, we take the local bus back to Engelberg.

 

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About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides

4.80

(254)

Mountain Guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!

Languages

| Italian | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA | UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides

Mark

5.00

We had a great day with Leo. He drove us to a spot with many problems from easy to hard. He was super supportive and positive and gave excellent coaching and climbing advice. He didn't just give beta but really worked with us on the subtle techniques necessary at Fontainebleau.

Rudy

5.00

Petit couac pendant l'organisation, mais tout est rentré dans l'ordre et c'est très bien passé au final

Inna

5.00

It was great experience! Leo is an outstanding guide, we enjoyed a lot.

Gauthier

5.00

My 12-year-old nephew and I recently spent a thrilling half-day climbing the via ferrata of Les Grands Malades near Namur, and we absolutely loved the adventure. The experience was quite challenging at times, providing us with an exhilarating dose of adrenaline. It’s definitely not for those with a fear of heights. Our guide, Willy, was fantastic—ensuring our safety while being both educational and fun. We completed the via ferrata in two hours and spent an additional hour climbing and abseiling. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience that I highly recommend. Thank you, Explore-Share and Willy, for such a great via ferrata tour. We can’t wait to tackle the via ferrata of Marche les Dames next!

Rand

5.00

My wife and three daughters ages 8,11, and 12. Had a great time. Not a “nose to tail” ride.


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